"SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. ? DECEMBER 1, 2009 ? Scheduled for release this December, the fifth expansion to the successful Star Wars Galaxies? Trading Card Game from LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) brings the ability to boost your light or dark side deck with all-new beast trait cards in the The Nightsister?s Revenge expansion. Experience ten new story scenarios pitting players against a reclusive, Force-sensitive Nightsister witch exiled in the icy caverns of Hoth. Using mind control powers, the Nightsister has taken control over a pack of wampas, devastating nearby installations and stealing supplies. Her control over the beasts is so powerful both the Rebels and the Empire have begun to take notice.
The Nightsister?s Revenge adds more than 200 new playable cards and more than 30 new loot cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, bringing the total number of cards in the game to more than 1,600. The new playable cards will feature unique abilities and gameplay mechanics that can: ? Grant cards special new agility bonuses, resulting in played cards being ready to attack and defend immediately; ? Allow players to spend level tokens to grant unique card bonuses that can tip battles in your favor.
In addition, this expansion introduces new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, including: ? Beast Trait Cards ? Bolster unit cards labeled with the all-new ?Beast? trait with cards such as Beast Attack, a tactic that deals heavy damage using units labeled with the new Beast trait. ? New Loot Cards ? More than 30 new loot cards will be available, including pet modifying Dewback armor, a highly coveted HK-47 jetpack, plus two new massive house structures, the Emperor?s Spire and the Rebel Spire! Loot cards can be redeemed with an active account in good standing in the Star Wars Galaxies? MMO.
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 with an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of a massively multiplayer online game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in story mode, and participate in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative heroic encounters and official tournaments.
In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are automatically eligible to receive five digital trading card booster packs each month included with their paid Star Wars Galaxies subscription at no additional cost, providing a quick and easy way for them to 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 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 a 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.
More information about the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and its sixth release, The Nightsister?s Revenge, along with the game?s trial can be found at www.StarWarsGalaxies.com/tradingcardgame. "