Star Wars: The Old Republic Launches December 20

By Colin Tan on September 24, 2011, 3:02PM EST

Set your blasters for stun as Electronic Arts have officially revealed the launch date for BioWare's highly anticipated MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. The long-in-the-making epic is set to kick off on December 20 "“ 22 in Europe "“ just in time for the holidays.

The announcement came at the Eurogamer Expo this weekend from BioWare's own dynamic doctor duo, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk. Die-hard fans can rest easy now as rumours of the game's release slipping into 2012 is all but bantha fodder.

"In 1977, Lucasfilm created magic with the release of Star Wars. Our goal is to capture some of that magic when we go live with Star Wars: The Old Republic on December 20," said Dr. Muzyka. "This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated so much of their lives to building this extraordinary game."

"We appreciate the patience of the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game's release. When we launch this groundbreaking MMO with world class storytelling this holiday season, we hope you will agree that it was worth the wait," added Dr. Zeschuk.

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