In a press release yesterday for Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA announced the official Early Access and release dates for both North America (which many of you likely already knew…) and Europe.
The dates breakdown something like this:
Early Access begins December 13th at 6am CST
Games arrive on shelves at retailers December 15th.
Early access beings December 13th at 6am CST
Games arrive n shelves at retailers December 20th.
Also notable in the press release is there are still a limited supply of Pre-Orders available, so if you have been holding out now is the time to pull the trigger to get in on Early Access time.
[Editor's Note: We spoke with BioWare this morning asking for clarification regarding SWTOR boxes for sale in Europe on the 15th.
There will be a sticker on the boxes stating something to the effect of: "Game service does not begin until the 20th". So, to get in on Early Game Access, you still need to have Pre-Ordered and redeemed your code. That said, there's still a chance to get in on Early Access even after it has already begun - if you have a Pre-Order code. So, European purchasers - ask for a Pre-Order Box/code along with your retail box if you purchase one before the 20th.]