SAN FRANCISCO, CA â€“ November 14, 2006 â€“ LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today announced that Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures, the most comprehensive Star Wars Galaxies experience ever released, has shipped to stores in North America and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
The Complete Online Adventures includes the base game, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Dividedâ„¢, along with all three of the gameâ€™s expansions: Jump to Lightspeedâ„¢, Rage of the Wookieesâ„¢, and Trials of Obi-Wanâ„¢. In addition, the compilation features a special bonus DVD packed with premium content including:
Ã˜ A slide show of Star Wars Galaxies screenshots and never-before-seen concept art, all set to beautifully orchestrated in-game music;
Ã˜ Interviews with Star Wars Galaxies production staff, detailing the incredible art, characters and inside stories of the making of the game;
Ã˜ Excerpts from the popular â€œFrom Pencil to Pixelâ€ book that chronicles the art of Star Wars Galaxies;
Ã˜ In-game movie featurettes produced by Star Wars Galaxies fans;
Ã˜ Cinematic trailers and commercial television ads produced for Star Wars Galaxies;
Ã˜ A demo of the popular PC strategy game Star Wars: Empire at Warâ„¢.
Also, all players who install The Complete Online Adventures will receive an exclusive in-game item â€“ a personal AT-RT vehicle (one per account) as seen in the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sithâ„¢ movie.
In addition, Star Wars Galaxies subscribers will automatically receive a series of game updates that are scheduled to be released by LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment throughout the remainder of 2006 and into 2007, filled with new gameplay enhancements.
â€œJust in time for the holidays, the entire Star Wars Galaxies saga can be found in one box, offering you, or the Star WarsÂ® fan on your gift list, an easy way to experience the full richness of the Star Wars universe with thousands of others online,â€ said Jason Willig, senior director online for LucasArts. â€œThe Complete Online Adventures delivers hundreds of hours of gameplay for a fantastic price, along with a bonus DVD filled with premium behind-the-scenes and fan-created content that any Star Wars fan will enjoy.â€
About Star Wars Galaxies
Star Wars Galaxies is one of the longest-running and most popular online experiences, bringing gamers of all ages and skill levels together in the ultimate Star Wars journey. Jump into exciting adventures that lead you to legendary Star Wars locations including Jabbaâ€™s Palace and the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina. Begin aboard the Millennium Falcon helping Han Solo and Chewbacca fend off the notorious Darth Vader. Along the way, join with Star Wars characters on missions that span across the galaxy. Ally with the Rebels to fight against the Galactic Empire, or join forces with the Dark Side and crush the Rebel scum. Heroic adventurers can seek their fortune in space or on the ground as a Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, Jedi or a host of other unique Star Wars professions.
Throughout the remainder of 2006 and into 2007 LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment are scheduled to add all new content and features to Star Wars Galaxies through a series of downloadable adventures. Featuring such high-value enhancements as a character profession expertise system and epic, high-level quest series, these downloadable adventures provide players new content to explore and new ways to influence the entire Galaxy.
For more information on The Complete Online Adventures and the entire Star Wars Galaxies experience, please visit www.starwarsgalaxies.com.
LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the worldâ€™s leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the companyâ€™s global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilmâ€™s entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilmâ€™s entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilmâ€™s motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilmâ€™s television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuestÂ®, EverQuestÂ® II, Champions of NorrathÂ®, Untold Legendsâ„¢, and PlanetSideÂ®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxiesâ„¢, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.