San Francisco, Calif. â€“ Nov. 2, 2005 â€“ LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment officially announced today the release of Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan. This third expansion to the popular immersive online game is available for $29.99 via digital download at www.starwarsgalaxies.com. Designed for advanced players, it provides all current Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with hot new content â€“ literally! â€“ which takes place on the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith planet of Mustafar.
Trials of Obi-Wan allows players to embark upon missions delivered directly from the spirit of the revered Jedi Master himself. From the very shores of molten lava where he defeated Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan guides players on quests that span Mustafar â€“ some of which might even convert devotees of the dark side over to a more virtuous path. This expansion features many new high-level quest rewards, including the ability to find a fiery red crystal found only on the volcanic planet that creates a lava-like lightsaber for the lucky owner. Players who fulfill all of Obi-Wanâ€™s directives will also receive a rich reward.
Mustafar colonists present many exciting trials of their own, too, as Trials of Obi-Wan includes more than 50 new quests for the galaxyâ€™s bravest adventurers, from rescue missions to the exploration of a crashed Republic cruiser. Many quests also revolve around HK-47 from Star WarsÂ®: Knights of the Old RepublicÂ®, who returns 4,000 years after his prime with one simple mission in mind: Eliminate all meatbags.
For more information, please visit the official product website at www.starwarsgalaxies.com.
About Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world'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 company'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; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems and PC; Lucasfilm Animation; and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 59 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Digital Inc., 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„¢: An Empire Dividedâ„¢, 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 online games in development.
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