Monday, 6 June 2011

"Return" Intro Cinematic Released

Ok, so EA's E3 press conference was a bit of a bust as far as SWTOR is concerned. Greg Zeschuk came on stage and didn't say much of anything beyond "just go play our game" (meaning at the E3 showfloor later this week). And they showed teh "Choose" trailer, which is basically a mix of the three cinematic trailers.

Three cinematic trailers you might ask? Weren't there only "Deceived" (released at E3 two years ago) and "Hope" (released at E3 last year)? Yes, there were, but today they released the third, and also intro, cinematic called "Return". They just didn't show it at the E3 press conference.

Here is the official news from the SWTOR website:

For over a thousand years, the Sith were thought to be extinct after a grave defeat in an ancient war. But a select few survived, fleeing to unknown regions to escape Republic forces. In the centuries since, the Sith have prepared; rebuilding their Empire for the day they would make their return to reclaim what was once theirs and take their revenge on the Republic.

That day has arrived.

Watch the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Intro Cinematic Video to see the dramatic reappearance of the Jedi Order’s most ancient and terrible of enemies.

I watched the streaming version on BioWare's website during some boring sports section of EA's conference, but have yet to see the high res version (there's just too much E3 info on so many different games coming too fast at once). But it looks absolutely amazing.

After the break I'll embed both the new cinematic as well as the "Choice" cinematic.

Before I get to the trailers, one more thing. Not that surprising (to those who've been paying attention to what the devs have been saying on the forums, but Stephen Reid confirmed on the forums that there won't be a release date announced during E3.

Anyway, here's the trailers. First the "Return" intro cinematic:

And then there's the "Choice" trailer, mixing together footage from all three cinematic trailers:

Both embedded trailers thanks to Massively.

Ubisoft press conference is about to start, so leaving it at that (not that there's much more to say at the moment).

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