Thursday, 9 June 2011

Operation: Eternity Vault

BioWare put a gameplay trailer up on their website today, giving us a preview of their raid content (named "Operations" in SWTOR) by showing a bit of the Eternity Vault raid. Here's the official news:
A terrible threat has been uncovered on the ice world of Belsavis; a danger so grave that it could make the conflict between the Republic and the Empire irrelevant. Groups of heroes must band together to venture into the ancient and deadly Eternity Vault—where an enemy older than both the Republic and the Empire has been contained… until now.

We’re pleased to reveal the “Eternity Vault”—a maximum level "Operation," which is our term for raids, in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Hope you like it. Be sure to check tomorrow for more news and developments coming out at E3.

It's hard to tell how the raid will be just from that, but at least it seems to take place in a fairly sprawling area (a number of different terrain types at least) with a lot of stages; turrets, big droids, and finally a powerful force user. Should be fun for those who enjoy raids.

Also note that I updated the E3 2011 links post again with links for today. After the break I'll embed a couple of the videos.

Yesterday BioWare held a live demonstration event with Daniel Erickson showing off Tatooine while playing a Bounty Hunter and answering question. If you weren't one of the nearly 11,000 people who tuned in (and even if you were) you can catch up by watching it at the original site. Or you can watch the embedded video:

Over on GameStop they had another live demonstration where the developers showed off a group quest while Daniel Erickson answered questions. You can watch the replay over on GameStop or watch the embedded video below:

And finally, after all that footage of Daniel Erickson answering questions I'd thought I'd change pace a bit and embed a video from Gametrailers with... Daniel Erickson answering question. This time he's answering questions on raids. Watch the video at the original site or embedded below:

I thought those were probably the most interesting from the last few days and should keep you busy for over an hour. And now I'm off to bed; will probably have more to post tomorrow.

1 comment:

Jounville Blackferne said...

I'm pretty excited about the raiding. It seems big and epic akin to the arena scene at the end of episode 2 or the barge fight with Jabba in ROTJ. I hope it delivers.