One of the things Bioware is known for, are ridiculously gorgeous and engaging Cinematic trailers/mini-stories for their games. The Old Republic is no different, and the numerous cinematics released throughout the years (especially as eager fans awaited it’s release) have delighted fans. Even if you’re not playing the game on a regular basis, it’s hard to deny how impressive these cinematic trailers are.
Today’s trailer comes from NYCC as a way of introducing players (and potential newcomes) to the brand new expansion to the MMO, called Knights of the Eternal Throne. The expansion picks up on the story threads from Knights of a Fallen Empire, and the new cinematic, “Betrayed”, really sets the tone for it:
BioWare, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, and Lucasfilm today unveiled the world premiere of the new ‘Betrayed’ cinematic trailer, revealing a first look at the prequel story for the upcoming expansion Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Eternal Throne. The new digital expansion will be available for download on December 2, free* to all subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic, and will offer an exciting starting place for new players to begin their saga.
Knights of the Eternal Throne puts the player at the center of their own explosive battle to rule the galaxy. As the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War, players will have the power to make their mark based on their light and dark side choices. Stakes are high as the player faces the most powerful villains in the galaxy including Emperor Valkorion and Empress Vaylin, as you lead the fight to take control of the Eternal Throne!
Ruling the galaxy offers expanded power and influence through the new Galactic Command system. Alone or with friends, players can ignite light and dark side battles, face all-new erupting confrontations known as Uprisings, and unlock powerful rewards. In the latest expansion, players will be able to customize their combat encounters with three challenge levels, giving everyone the option to play their way.
BioWare also announced pre-order rewards for Knights of the Eternal Throne. Players who are subscribed to Star Wars: The Old Republic by October 25 get the infamous mercenary bounty hunter, Shae Vizla, as their companion. Those subscribed as of November 27 can rise above their enemies in the new Rapid Recon Walker Mount – stay subscribed throughout the entire period to receive 3-days of early access to the expansion.
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne is set to launch on December 2nd.