Hoth announced for Star Wars: The Old Republic

The deserted ice planet from Empire Strikes Back will be in the upcoming MMO.

On the 30-year anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, BioWare and LucasArts have announced that the movie’s ice planet of Hoth will be in their upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.

"One of the most remote and lifeless planets in the known galaxy, Hoth was of no real interest to the Republic until it became the site of a devastating military defeat," reads the planet’s description on the official website. "At the height of the Great War, Republic and Imperial fleets clashed in the Hoth system in a decisive battle which saw the destruction of some of the most advanced and powerful starships in the galaxy."

Hoth was then raided by space pirates looking to salvage the valuable tech left on the planet’s surface after the battle while the Republic and Empire battled it out across the galaxy. But at the time that the MMO will take place, both sides are now fully invested in Hoth.

"In the wake of the Treaty of Coruscant, however, both Republic and Empire have returned to reclaim what’s left of their war machines, and Hoth has become a point of considerable contention," reads the description. "Despite the peace and the planet’s remote location, skirmishes have broken out often, and now both superpowers have become entrenched – committed to fighting for Hoth until the cold, bitter end."

Star Wars: The Old Republic is expected to release in the spring of 2011.

[Star Wars: The Old Republic]


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