San Francisco, Calif â€“ November 23, 2005 â€“ LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced that the holiday offering for Star Wars GalaxiesÂ®, the Star Wars Galaxies Starter Kit, has shipped to retailers. The Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit includes both the land and space games, an exclusive X-wing or TIE fighter, and a one-month subscription to the game for new accounts. The Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit will be available for $19.99 MSRP
Using an entirely new and improved fast-action combat system, profession and character development system, interface, and overall new player experience, players will follow in the footsteps of their favorite iconic Star Wars characters while experiencing 10 exciting never-before-seen levels as they begin their journey and establish themselves in the galaxy. This redesigned and revamped player experience included in the Starter Kit provides players with easy access to Star Wars Galaxies right from the start, including ground and space combat, professions, and all new quests and missions!
Jump into exciting adventures that lead you to legendary Star Wars locations including Jabbaâ€™s Palace and the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina. Begin your adventure aboard the Millennium Falcon helping Han Solo and Chewbacca fend-off Darth Vader and his Imperial Stormtroopers. Along the way, join with Star Wars characters on missions that take you across the galaxy. Choose your path as a Rebel fighting the Galactic Empire or join forces with the Dark Side! 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.
For more information, please visit the all-new 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 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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