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'Star Wars Galaxies' Trading Card Game Expands With Galactic Hunters

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT

The SWG Trading Card Game provides players an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of an MMO. Galactic Hunters gives both light and dark side players the chance to employ some of the most recognizable and legendary bounty hunters in the galaxy.

Galactic Hunters takes the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game in exciting new directions, for the first time giving both light and dark side players the chance to employ some of the most recognizable and legendary bounty hunters in the galaxy. Players can issue bounties on opponents with the all-new “target” keyword ability and reap the rewards of completed bounties with instant, stat-enhancing bonuses.

Galactic Hunters introduces exciting new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game:

  • New Star Wars Bounty Hunter Character Cards – Players can add a host of powerful iconic bounty hunters to their virtual decks, including Boba Fett, IG-88, Dengar, Zuckuss, and 4-LOM.
  • New Loot Cards – More than 20 new bounty hunter inspired loot cards will be available, including the Armored Bantha Mount, the Zam Wesell Airspeeder and the first ever loot collection reward, the exclusive Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack.

In addition, Galactic Hunters adds more than 180 new playable cards, each with original Star Wars®-themed artwork, to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

New gameplay will include:

  • Ten scenario bounty hunter-themed quest-arcs split into light and dark side objectives, each with unique epic bounty hunter unit quest rewards
  • In addition to “target,” new keyword abilities “shield” and “sentry,” plus a variety of mid-game bonus kickers

The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game marks the first ever Star Wars trading card game offered exclusively online. Available to both current and former Star Wars Galaxies subscribers*, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game provides players an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of the massively multiplayer game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in the story mode, epic one-on-one matches, cooperative Heroic Encounters, regular Sprints, and official tournaments.

In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are eligible to automatically receive five digital trading card Booster Packs each month included with their paid Star Wars Galaxies subscription at no additional cost, providing a simple way to quickly and easily build their decks.

Anyone wishing to try the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game can do so at no charge through a downloadable trial that includes limited access to a tutorial and practice games with a provided virtual Starter card deck.

The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game may be also be accessed from inside Star Wars Galaxies, and is available to trial players as part of the Star Wars Galaxies 14-Day Trial. This trial, offered at no charge for up to two consecutive weeks, also includes all of the content of the base game, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided and its first expansion, Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed. Available by download from www.StarWarsGalaxies.com, the 14-Day Trial gives players a chance to become part of the Star Wars galaxy and meet and fight with or against their favorite Star Wars characters as they explore this massive online universe filled with thousands of other Star Wars fans.

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