SWTOR, the first expansion is coming

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EA and Bioware just announced Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first expansion for their free-to-play MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. The expansion's launch is scheduled for Spring 2013, but the preorder is available starting from today, at the prices of $9.99 for the subscribers, and 19.99$ for free players. Any player who pre-orders before January 7, 2013 will receive five days of Early Access to the new fully-voiced story-driven content.

In Rise of the Hutt Cartek players will be send in a two-faction planet called Makeb, where they will have to face the growing threat of the Hutt Cartel. The developers promise an exciting and high quality story and an increased level-cap of 55.

“We know our fans want to keep experiencing the classic Star Wars storylines they love, and that’s what we’re delivering with theRise of the Hutt Cartel expansion,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer at BioWare Austin. “The planet Makeb is shaping up to be one of our most breathtakingly beautiful settings and the clash with the Hutt Cartel is epic and exciting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a lot more surprises in store for our fans next year!”

Source of Informations: EA - Bioware press release.