EA Australia today confirmed that BioWare's much-anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic will be released in Australia on March 1.
In September last year, EA revealed Australia would not be included in the game's launch territories, which included the US, Canada, and 20 European countries. Star Wars: TOR debuted on December 20, 2011; since its launch, the game has sold more than 2 million copies and amassed 1.7 million active subscribers.
EA said players in the March 1 launch region--which includes Australia, as well as New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore--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 March 1.
The Old Republic--which reportedly cost $200 million to develop--was released in December to a warm critical reception after six years of development. The game welcomed its first content expansion--Rise of the Rakghouls--last month.
For more on Star Wars: The Old Republic, check out GameSpot's review.