EA has confirmed that Star Wars: The Old Republic will go live in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore on March 1.
Players in those parts will benefit from new regional servers from that date, and if you already have a character in the game you can get a free server transfer for a limited time."Players in these countries who currently have or have had an active Star Wars: The Old Republic account prior to February 28, 2012 will have the opportunity to request a free character transfer for a limited time to an Asia Pacific server after the launch on March 1, 2012. All players who qualify for a character transfer will be notified in early March with more details," explains EA.
The game will launch in Standard Edition ($79.99 AUD, $89.99 NZD, HK$389.00, S$64.00) and Digital Deluxe Edition ($89.99 AUD, $99.99 NZD, HK$465.00, S$76.00) versions, and can snag an in-game color crystal to change their weapon effect as a pre-order incentive* for reserving a copy of the Standard Edition from participating local retailers.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has sold through more than 2 million copies since its December launch, making it the 'fastest-growing MMO in history".