Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Trailer E3 ’09June 3, 2009
Like so many youth of my generation, I still remember sitting back in awe as the opening scene in Star Wars: A New Hope played out. John Williams score proudly announced “Star Wars” and following the text intro (that I probably couldn’t read at the time) we were treated in epic fashion to the huge stark white Imperial Battlecruiser moving ominously and methodically through space in pursuit of a starship, seemingly stretching for miles before coming into full view. And after a quick battle in the corridors of the captured ship we met one of the greatest villains in any entertainment medium, and the character that would shape one of the most memorable sagas of all-time, Darth Vader.
Well, I was hooked, and I’ve been a huge fan through thick and thin ever since.
There have certainly been highs and lows in my experience with the enduring Star Wars franchise, but one of the brightest periods in the franchise following the original trilogy was Bioware’s treatment of the mythos in its Action/RPG video game series Knights of the Old Republic, a 2-game epic that masterfully fleshed out the Star Wars saga in time long before the name Skywalker rose to prominence, fleshing out new characters, settings and ideas as original and compelling as much of what we’d seen and enjoyed previously. Well, Bioware is back and once again teaming up with LucasArts has brought the Old Republic back once more in the form of a massive MMO (Massively Multi-player Online) game for the PC that is set to release (to much hoopla) in 2o1o.
I mention it here because Star Wars played a huge role in developing my love for epic, fantasy and science fiction, and honestly, I’m pretty dang excited about it!
Hope you enjoy the trailer!