Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan

Can Star Wars: The Old Republic ever live up to the promise of its incredible trailers?

Last week a wonderful Star Wars animation captured the imaginations of gaming audiences and beyond. It told the story of a mother trying to rescue her young daughter from the Dark Side of the Force. Innocence versus corruption. It was emotional, cinematic and had an impressive fight scene. Such production values wouldn't have looked out of place in a cinema. But this animation wasn't building excitement for the big screen. It was building excitement for a game. But could a game ever live up to it?

What the animation tapped into was a longing for a cinematic Star Wars game with a story. Perhaps Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have a story in 2017. Amy Hennig's Star Wars action adventure, due out in 2018, definitely will. But will they be deep and winding and emotional enough? Let's cut to the chase: what the trailer tapped into was a longing for Knights of the Old Republic 3.

Imagine the fantastical sights and sounds of Star Wars brought to life with the razzmatazz of the Mass Effect series (which in a way I suppose was BioWare's KOTOR 3 - one it could creatively fully control). Imagine an emotional BioWare tale of Light and Dark, with all the characters and romances and betrayals the studio is famed for. The battles! The Lightsabers thrumming and clashing like cymbals, Force powers crackling and raging. I would like no game more! But I can't have it.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Shadow of Revan announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Shadow of Revan announced

Due in December. Subscriber pre-orders get 12x experience boost prior to launch.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting a new expansion on 9th December entitled Shadow of Revan.

This story-based add-on will revolve around Revan, a former hero of the Jedi Civil War who has gone rogue and formed his own army.

Priced at $19.99 (about Ł13), this expansion will include five new stages, an increased level cap of 60, and all new multiplayer Flashpoints and Operations challenges.

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