After a brief delay
and much speculation
has officially revealed Star Wars: The Old Republic's
next digital expansion, and it will indeed be called Shadow of Revan
. A tweet
from the official account names the title and promises a new level cap of 60 and a launch just in time for Christmas on December 9th. BioWare's press release previews two new planets (Rishi and Yavin 4), four hard mode flashpoints, two "role-neutral" flashpoints, two level 60 operations, and a mission storyline that will unite Republic and Empire to fight Revan's army. Players who pre-order
the expansion (19.99 USD) receive a limited time leveling boost, early access to SoR
, and free access to TOR's
first expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel,
which was granted to all subscribers last year
Most intriguing is the addition of disciplines
, a hefty class overhaul that will delete skill trees from the game. "No longer are you forced to purchase skills that are, in essence, necessary for your character to function; you simply get them automatically as you level up and progress down what we call the Discipline Path," says a new dev blog covering the 3.0 overhaul
. "Much like the old Skill Trees, each path is made up of active abilities, passive abilities, and a new type of progression concept called a utility selection."
We've included the announcement trailer below, complete with the requisite ominous Star Wars music.