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Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: To Release This December

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced The Price of Victory, the latest expansion in the successful Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game scheduled for release this December.

Press Release from LucasArts

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced The Price of Victory, the latest expansion in the successful Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game scheduled for release this December. Experience a never-before told story that takes place in parallel with pivotal moments of the Galactic Civil War as seen in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Players will side with Rebel or Imperial forces at the Battle of Hoth, face fierce fighting aboard a massive Imperial Star Destroyer, engage in epic combat and traverse the dangers of the Cloud City underworld.

The Price of Victory adds more than 175 new playable cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, bringing the total number of cards in the game to more than 1900. The new playable cards will feature unique keyword abilities like:

•             “Versatile” - Enhances the capabilities of marked units, opening up new avenues of devastating strategy.•             “Entanglement” - Interfere with your opponent’s strategies like never before, forcing them to be flexible with their game play.

In addition, this expansion introduces new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, including: •             New Playable Avatars – Utilize the power of two new playable avatars – the Empire-sympathetic Devaronians and the Rebel Alliance-assisting Selonians.•             New Light and Dark Side Campaigns – Two new campaigns that feature five new Empire Strikes Back-inspired scenarios each for both Light and Dark Side players take the action from the icy surface of Hoth to the mysterious Cloud City, with all new opponents and rewards.•             New Expertise Units – New specialized units that can utilize attack and defense attributes for purposes other than combat.•             New Loot Cards – More than 20 The Empire Strikes Back-themed loot cards will be available, including the Dagobah and Cloud City housing structures, plus the Single-Pod Cloud Car player vehicle.

The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game marks the first-ever Star Wars® trading card game offered exclusively online. Available to both current and former Star Wars Galaxies subscribers*, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game provides players with an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of a massively multiplayer online game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in story mode, and participate in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative heroic encounters and official tournaments.

In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are automatically eligible to receive five digital trading card booster packs each month included with their paid Star Wars Galaxies subscription at no additional cost, providing a quick and easy way for them to build their decks.

Anyone wishing to try the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game can do so at no charge through a downloadable trial that includes limited access to a tutorial and practice games with a provided virtual starter card deck.

The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game may be also be accessed from inside Star Wars Galaxies and is available to trial players as part of the Star Wars Galaxies 14-day trial. This trial, offered at no charge for up to two consecutive weeks, also includes all the content of the base game, Star Wars Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™ and its first expansion, Star Wars Galaxies™: Jump to Lightspeed™. Available by download from www.StarWarsGalaxies.com, the 14-day trial gives players a chance to become a part of the Star Wars galaxy, and meet and fight with or against their favorite Star Wars characters as they explore this massive online universe filled with thousands of other Star Wars fans.

More information about the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and its eighth release, The Price of Victory, along with the game’s trial can be found at www.StarWarsGalaxies.com/tradingcardgame.

About Star Wars GalaxiesStar Wars Galaxies, developed and published by LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment, is one of the longest-running and most popular online experiences, bringing gamers of all ages and skill levels together in the ultimate Star Wars journey. Begin aboard the Millennium Falcon helping Han Solo and Chewbacca fend off the notorious Darth Vader. Along the way, join with Star Wars characters on missions that span the galaxy. Ally with the Rebels to fight against the Galactic Empire, or join forces with the dark side and crush the Rebel scum. Heroic adventurers can seek their fortune in space or on the ground as a bounty hunter, smuggler, Jedi or a host of other unique Star Wars professions.

About LucasArtsLucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

About Sony Online EntertainmentSony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

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