LucasArts and Sony Online
Entertainment Inc. today announced Star Wars Galaxies: An
Empire Divided, the highly anticipated initial installment of the first
Star Wars massively multiplayer online (MMO) game series, will release
June 26, 2003. The Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
online fan community now exceeds more than 500,000 registered members.
At launch Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will
offer four subscription plan options: Month-to-month - $14.99; three months -
$14.00 per month; six months - $13.00 per month; and 12 months - $12.00 per
month. By subscribing to any of the latter three plans, players can expect
savings of up to 20 percent over the month-to-month rate. Star Wars
Galaxies: An Empire Divided has a suggested retail price of $49.95, and
includes a 30-day subscription to the game. A special collector's edition, which
includes a book of game-related art, in-game wearables, pewter figurine, lapel
pin and patch, and a signed manual, will be available for a suggested retail
price of $79.95.