Just announced today on the official blog is the release date and subscription prices for The Old Republic. It seems the title is confirmed for release a mere 3 days before Christmas in European territories, on the 22nd of December 2011 (whilst North America gets it on the 20th). This is obviously a move to take advantage of the extremely profitable Christmas trade, but will releasing the game just days before the celebration be too late to capitalise on it fully?

Also confirmed in the announcement was that the subscription would cost:

  • 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
  • 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
  • 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)

Seems pretty standard fare to me, but I wonder how early people with Pre-Orders will get to access to the game?

Source: http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20110924

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