700px Star Wars The Old Republic first logo 620x225 Star Wars: The Old Republic Editions and Pre Orders

Electronic Arts has announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be offered in three packages, a Standard Edition, a Collector’s Edition, and a Digital Deluxe Edition.  EA is also taking pre-orders for the upcoming MMO and has announced plans for open beta testing in September.

Star Wars: The Old Republic has been honored with over 95 industry awards and accolades from game critics worldwide and continues to be one of the most anticipated launches of 2011. The game innovates and advances the MMO genre by emphasizing story as a key pillar of the experience – a proven strength of BioWare and Lucasfilm. As anticipation grows, BioWare also proudly announced today that Star Wars: The Old Republic will open “Beta Test Weekends” starting this September. These weekend play sessions will be open to selected players worldwide and create an opportunity for fans to get a sneak peek of the epic stories, worlds, quests, battles and characters in the game.

Details about the various editions (including prices) and pre-order bonuses can be found in the press release.