SWTOR Announces Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion
Today Bioware unveiled the first Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion dubbed Rise of the Hutt Cartel due in Spring 2013. The digital download only expansion is now available as a pre-order. Non-subscribers will pay $20 while regular subscribers get it for $10. You can’t use your Cartel Coins to purchase it, so nice try, cowboy. But if you buy by January 7, you’ll get early access 5 days before the official launch.
The expansion comes with 5 more levels, the dual-faction planet Makeb, and more of SWTOR’s favorite sell point, fully voiced cinematic storytelling. Unfortunately, that’s all we know right now. It seems strange to announce an expansion with so little information or a trailer to generate excitement. With the limited details released, this is only going to appeal to current players. If they want to bring back lapsed players, Bioware is going to have introduce some game-changing mechanics.
Will you be buying? And if so, are you a new or returning or current player?