SWTOR: Comic-Con news roundup

swtor-fight The SWTOR PR-people have been on a roll in recent months with a regular drip-feed of new information to keep interest well and truly piqued. This weekend saw the SWTOR show roll into San Diego’s Comic-Con.

In the lead-up, IGN conducted a Q&A session with the SWTOR team (Dallas Dickinson – Senior Content Producer, BioWare, and Jake Neri, Producer at LucasArts), which is well worth a read (there’s also a good summary here), although it’s riddled with “we can’t comment yet”.

As far as news from Comic-Con itself:

1. You can listen to the full audio of the Comic-Con panel here, thanks to Darth Hater. Beware though, there’s lots of fan screaming / cheering 😉

2. Not surprisingly, there were no ground-breaking new announcements although there’s now the promise of a more extensive gameplay demonstration in August at gamescom in Germany.

What’s your take? Did you attend the panel session and if so, what was the vibe like?

E3 2009 – Bioware and Lucas Arts’ press conference

June’s E3 expo saw Bioware‘s Ray Muzyka and LucasArt‘s Darrell Rodriguez front the assembled throng to outline progress on SWTOR. Not surprisingly, there was no talk of release dates but there’s some other interesting information given, including the disclosure that all players and non-player characters will be fully voiced, apparently making it one of the largest voice-over undertakings in gaming history. Watch the full presentation below, fake light sabers and all: