SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.– MAY 27, 2009– Scheduled for release this June, the third expansion to the successful Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game from LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) brings the exciting ability to boost your light or dark side deck with all-new smuggler and spy unit cards, as well as adding 10 new smuggler and spy-themed scenarios.
The Agents of Deception expansion adds more than 180 new playable cards and more than 20 new loot cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, bringing the total number of cards in the game to more than 1,000. The new playable cards will feature smuggler and spy units that can:
• Bring item cards into play when your opponent least expects it;
• Occasionally add bonuses to existing item cards to enhance their powers;
• Get behind enemy lines and deal covert damage to your opponent; and
• Launch surprise attacks on your opponent’s avatar.
In addition, this expansion introduces new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, including:
• New Star Wars™ Character Cards–These add a host of powerful iconic Star Wars characters to the virtual world, including legendary smuggler Lando Calrissian, Bib Fortuna and Blackhole, the mysterious director of the Imperial Intelligence.
• New Loot Cards– More than 20 new loot cards will be available, including the Corellian G9 Rigger Freighter ITV, a Mutated Peko-Peko mount, plus the first-ever swimming pool, the Muunilinst relaxation pool, which can be redeemed with an active account in good standing in the Star Wars Galaxies™ MMO*, continuing the tradition of offering incredible in-MMO loot.
The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game marks the first-ever Star Wars trading card game 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 a massively multiplayer online game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in story mode, and participate in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative heroic encounters and official tournaments.
In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are automatically eligible to 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 for them to build their decks quickly and easily.
Anyone wishing to try the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game can do so at no charge through a downloadable trial that includes limited access to a tutorial and practice games with a provided virtual starter card deck.
The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game may be 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 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 a 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 fourth release, Agents of Deception, 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 division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., 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, Tucson, AZ, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.
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ESRB Rating: Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: E10+: Mild Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
ESRB Rating: Star Wars Galaxies: Teen: Violence
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