LucasArts and Sony Online have revealed the third playable race that will be featured in their upcoming Star Wars Galaxies online role-playing game. The race is the rodians, a species of humanoids with bumpy skin, flexible snouts, antennae, and compound eyes. The race is generally fast and agile, and it features pointed ears and long fingers that end in suction cups. Rodians are known for their violent culture and are best suited for careers as bounty hunters or mercenaries, but they can also be Jedi, shopkeepers, explorers, or any other type of character. The first Star Wars Galaxies game is scheduled for release in 2002. For more information about the game, take a look at our previous coverage.
Sony Online is currently holding a "guess the next race" contest. Those who correctly guess the next playable race that is revealed earn a chance to win a Star Wars reference CD-ROM. For more information about the contest, visit the official Star Wars Galaxies Web site.