SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.— March 12, 2009— For the first time ever, Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game players can add the most ruthless bounty hunters in the galaxy to their collections, providing a brand-new dimension of strategy to the game. With today’s launch, Galactic Hunters , the second expansion in the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game from LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), comes 10 new bounty hunter-themed scenarios, which have been built specifically for both light and dark side players, as well as new keyword abilities and instantaneous in-game stat bonuses.
Galactic Hunters adds 180 new playable cards, each with original Star Wars™ themed artwork, and all-new loot for use in-game:
• The most feared scum and villainy in the galaxy– Players can add a host of powerful, iconic bounty hunters to their card collections, including Boba Fett, IG-88, Bossk, Zuckuss and 4-LOM.
• Bounty hunter-inspired loot cards– More than 20 new bounty hunter-inspired loot cards will be available and are redeemable for virtual items in the Star Wars Galaxies massively multiplayer online game (MMO) *, including the Armored Bantha Mount, the Zam Wesell Airspeeder, plus the first-ever loot collection reward, the Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack!
The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game marks the first ever trading card game of its kind offered exclusively online. Available to both current and former Star Wars Galaxies subscribers*, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game provides players with an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of an MMO. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in the story mode, and participate in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative heroic encounters, regular sprints and official tournaments.
In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are eligible to automatically receive five digital trading card booster packs each month included with their paid Star Wars Galaxies subscription at no additional cost, providing a simple way to build their decks quickly and easily.
Anyone wishing to try the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game can do so at no charge by downloading a trial that includes limited access to a tutorial and practice games with the provided virtual starter card deck.
The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game may also be accessed from inside Star Wars Galaxies and is available to trial players as part of the Star Wars Galaxies 14-day trial. This trial, offered at no charge for up to two consecutive weeks, also includes all of the content of the base game, Star Wars Galaxies™ An Empire Divided™ and its first expansion, Star Wars Galaxies™ Jump to Lightspeed™. Available by download from www.StarWarsGalaxies.com, the 14-day trial gives players a chance to become part of the Star Wars galaxy, and meet and fight with or against their favorite Star Wars characters as they explore this massive online universe, filled with thousands of other Star Wars fans.
More information about the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and its third release, Galactic Hunters™, along with the game’s trial can be found at www.StarWarsGalaxies.com/tradingcardgame.
About Star Wars Galaxies
Star Wars Galaxies, developed and published by LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment, 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. 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 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.
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.
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 EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, 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, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.
LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars Galaxies is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.© 2002-2009 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd.&® or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
*Please visit http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/tradingcardgame/playforfree.vm for more details.
ESRB Rating: Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: E10+ with Mild Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
ESRB Rating: Star Wars Galaxies: Teen, Violence
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