- Category: SWTOR News
- Last Updated: Monday, June 15th, 2015
- Published: Friday, June 12th, 2015
- Written by Hayward
The 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo begins next week in Los Angeles, and Electronic Arts Inc. kicks off the week by hosting its ninth annual E3 press conference on Monday, June 15 at 1:00pm PDT. EA joins the week-long gaming celebration by showcasing some of the world’s biggest, most entertaining blockbusters and by revealing innovative original gaming properties. At the press conference hosted by CEO Andrew Wilson, EA will demonstrate a dozen HD titles, all powered by world-class technology, including the world debuts of gameplay from Star Wars™ Battlefront™, Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst, Need for Speed™ and more.
For the first time, EA will welcome hundreds of local High School and University students in the live press conference audience exposing them to the most exciting week for the videogame industry. Following the press conference, EA is hosting an exclusive panel discussion for these students featuring EA leaders and moderated by Tracy Fullerton, Director of USC's Games Program, to discuss career opportunities in the videogame industry.
The EA press conference will stream live at LiveToPlay.ea.com on Monday June 15, at 1:00pm PDT. From E3 through Gamescom, follow the latest EA news, updates and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content at LiveToPlay.ea.com.
For viewers unable to attend the show in person, EA will bring the excitement home by giving away free games throughout the live stream. Follow and Retweet @OriginInsider for a chance to win one of 400 free PC games, starting as the show begins at 1:00pm PDT and concluding as the show ends at 2pm PDT. Winners are selected at random.
Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – The largest story-driven expansion to date, Knights of the Fallen Empire, marks a renewed focus on cinematic storytelling in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The expansion will deliver on the hallmarks of what makes a great BioWare™ game: new worlds to explore, new companions to recruit, and a dynamic story that players will be able to shape based on the choices they make.
Watch the global reveal of the full Knights of the Fallen Empire trailer on IGN.com between 2 - 3PM PDT // 9 - 10PM GMT
A man can have anything...if he's willing to sacrifice everything.
Step into an epic story-driven adventure as your character becomes The Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War. A third faction threatens the galaxy as we know it, and your choices will determine the fate of both the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic. Knights of the Fallen Empire includes the first nine chapters, fueled by BioWare-style cinematic storytelling, that kicks off a new player-driven story arc that puts you at the center of a conflict where your choices have impact on outcomes including unexpected twists and betrayals. Choose your path…join or betray companions, old and new...and shape the future of the entire galaxy as well as your own. Best of all, this is only the beginning...
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS ON OCTOBER 27TH, FREE FOR ALL SUBSCRIBERS!
READY TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING?
Continuous Storyline. Choices that matter. BioWare Storytelling. And MORE.
- CHOICES THAT MATTER
Be at the center of a personal Star Wars™ story where choices matter and impact outcomes.
- START AT LEVEL 60
You will become The Outlander, a Level 60 veteran of the Great Galactic War.
- BUILD AN ALLIANCE
Build a team of hand-picked allies to join your alliance; meet new companions and reunite with existing companions ready to offer you their loyalty.
- YOUR PERSONAL SAGA
Play one of eight class stories enhanced to offer a deeper, more accessible experience purely focused on immersing you in a personal Star Wars story.
- CONTINUOUS STORY
This is only the beginning of an evolving Star Wars story, new chapters released on a regular basis.
SUBSCRIBER REWARDS PROGRAM
PREPARE TO FACE YOUR DESTINY. BE A SUBSCRIBER ON THE DATES BELOW TO EARN REWARDS IN-GAME AT LAUNCH*
Nico Okarr Companion - July 31st
When you travel with Nico Okarr, the legendary gunslinger from Star Wars: The Old Republic's "Return" cinematic trailer, you can be sure that he will always have your back.
Nico Okarr Blaster Set - August 31st
A stylish weapon set for the enthusiastic gunslinger; keep it for yourself or give to your Companion.
Nico Okarr Duster Coat - September 30th
Impressive is the only word that describes Nico’s swashbuckling duster; you can be sure that wearing this duster sets you apart from other heroes.
Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ - Inspired Swoop Bike - October 19th
Escape your enemies in epic style on your custom Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™-inspired Swoop Bike
Early Access - July 31st to October 19th
Choose to be a Subscriber from July 31 to October 19 to receive the Early Access Bonus Reward! Be one of the first to jump in and get access to Knights of the Fallen Empire seven days prior to live launch.
ALL SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE THE ADVANTAGE OF THE EPIC STORY XP BOOST THROUGH OCTOBER 19, 2015!**
The Epic Story XP Boost allows all subscribers to level from 1 – 50 by playing only the Class Story Missions and offers just over 12x XP boost to your leveling progress.
Cast of Characters
The Dark Prince.
"Destiny is a lie."
Destiny is a lie. Fate is the falsest of hopes. I am beyond prophecy. I forge my own path by making the difficult choices. Now, it is your turn.
I am not without mercy. Surrender and you may live. Stand against me, and I will turn you into a monument for fools who believe their victory is preordained. Choose wisely.
The Immortal Emperor.
"I can make you powerful beyond reason...if you will only kneel."
Everything until now has been the means to an end. I forged the Empire of Zakuul to surmount all of my previous works. It will span eternity.
Do not presume there are limits to my power. The Eternal Throne commands a fleet that will reshape the galaxy into any image I choose. Whatever you hope to achieve by opposing me, know that you will never succeed.
The Dark Advisor.
"I deemed you a worthy ally once. I hope I wasn't wrong."
The Sith Empire and Galactic Republic have fallen. The Jedi and Sith have retreated to their temples. No one remains to stand between the Eternal Throne and the utter destruction of all we hold dear.
It has to be you. Find the strength within yourself to persevere and sacrifice your own needs for those of the galaxy. You're our last hope.
The Remorseless Prodigy.
"Rules are for people who lack the creativity to break them."
I have always been held back. All my life, my power has been restrained for fear of the chaos and bloodshed that I might inflict on a whim.
But our whims represent our truest selves. And now that my power is fully my own, I intend to be very truthful.
The Exiled General.
"We're going to win this thing. I’m telling you, its destiny."
I grew up on Zakuul, served in the military. I know its potential for greatness, but all I see is the bleak reality of what it's become.
Someone has to stand up to tyranny, right here and now. To make it clear that we reject this twisted vision for the galaxy. Someone has to own up to their destiny and fight.
The Vengeful Enforcer.
"Even Emperors must answer to the law."
I have served with honor. I have upheld the law and pursued offenders to the far corners of the galaxy. And I have lost everyone I ever held close.
The worst among us now rule over us. Their laws will never bring justice to the monsters who betray our ideals and murder our children. But I will.
The Loyal Bodyguard.
"Declaration: Meatbag defense protocols engaged."
Lament: I am programmed for your maximum protection, but hostile meatbags continually demand I reactivate my termination subroutines.
Reassurance: I have no particular wish to harm the stupid meatbags. I was merely designed to be especially good at it.
Affirmation: Anything that threatens you will wish it had never existed, master.
Chapter 1 - The Hunt
Chapter 2 - A Dream of Empire
Chapter 3 - Outlander
Chapter 4 - The Gravestone
Chapter 5 - From the Grave
Chapter 6 - Asylum
Chapter 7 - Lady of Sorrows
Chapter 8 - Taking Flight
Chapter 9 - The Alliance
Chapter 10 - Anarchy In Paradise
Chapter 11 - Disavowed
Chapter 12 - Coming Soon
Chapter 13 - Coming Soon
Chapter 14 - Coming Soon
Chapter 15 - Coming Soon
Chapter 16 - Coming Soon
*Terms and Conditions
- To qualify for the Knights of the Fallen Empire Subscriber Rewards, the account must be in a Subscriber status as of 11:59PM PDT//6:59AM GMT on the date listed by the reward.
- Knights of the Fallen Empire rewards are delivered through in-game mail and are redeemable as of the launch of the expansion upon login on October 27, 2015.
- To qualify for the Early Access Bonus, you must have qualified for each of the four rewards by being a subscriber on each of the 4 listed reward dates. Once you qualify you may enter and play Knights of the Fallen Empire on October 20, 2015, seven (7) days prior to live launch on October 27, 2015.
- **The Subscriber Epic Story XP Boost offers a significant enhancement of about 12x normal rate to the class story progression experience and includes:
- Increased commendations to support gear needs along the way
- Quick travel points unlocked as soon as they are revealed on the map
- Reduced cool down on quick travel options
For questions on the Epic Story XP Boost visit: www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/blog/epic-story-xp-boost
For more information visit the FAQ.