Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel Early Access Begins and Trailer

Players in Star Wars: The Old Republic are gearing up to take on the ruthless Hutt Cartel in an epic battle over the planet of Makeb
Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic, is now live for players who pre-ordered it by January 7th, 2013, Electronic Arts announced. In Rise of the Hutt Cartel players will battle a ferocious new enemy that has emerged from the shadows to challenge the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire for control. The dangerous Hutt Cartel will unleash never-before-seen Droids and monstrous battle stations that serve as powerful weapons of destruction. All of this, and new new weapons, armor, abiliites and 5 new levels of progression, raising the game's level cap to 55.
Alongside Early Access for Rise of the Hutt Cartel, BioWare also released the hugely new Game Update 2.0: Scum and Villainy, which brings new Level 55 content to high level players including a new Operation, all new Legacy Achievements, four Hard Mode Flashpoints, and much more. Also, players can now earn an additional 5% Guild XP Bonus for all experience gained while playing in a guild. Players can expect more valuable in-game bonuses and benefits for being in a guild coming later this year.
The new Scum and Villainy launch trailer for Game Update 2.0 is locally mirrored.