Four New Playable Species Join The Old Republic

BioWare has revealed that each class in Star Wars: The Old Republic will have an optional non-human species option, introducing the Force-wielding Mirialans, Miraluka, Zabraks and Sith Purebloods.

We've already seen the Rattataki Bounty Hunter, Chiss Imperial Agent and Twi'lek Smuggler. Now BioWare broadens its horizons with four new playable species, each assigned to one particular character class.

On the Sith side of things, we've got Darth Maul's people, the Zabrak, making the Sith Inquisitor look good with their facial tattoos and horns. A lovely choice, but not as lovely as playing a Sith Warrior of Sith Pureblood descent. Either way you still get nifty red skin.

If you hate red, why not play a Mirialan Jedi Consular? You still get face tattoos, so you can pretend you're a Zabrak that tastes like wintergreen instead of cinnamon. Or just forget about colour altogether and roll a Miraluka Jedi Knight, sporting a sexy blindfold because you've evolved to the point where you see your surroundings through the Force.

It's interesting to see BioWare seemingly limiting the race you can play by class though, isn't it? I suppose it's a means to keep the individual storyline for each character class personal, without having to create a different dialogue tree for every race/class combination in the game.

Learn more about these four new species over at the Star Wars: The Old Republic web page.


    Aww but I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.

    This would be pretty interesting if it wasn't for the fact that all the Star Wars alien species just suck overall. Blame it on primitive 70s prosthetics, but it's almost as lazy as Star Trek's Humans + funny nose/ears = alien rule.

    BioWare said the Sith Warrior was supposed to be the Darth Vader class that ran in and light sabered stuff and the Inquisitor was the Emperor class that mainly used force attacks. I always found that a slightly weird way of putting it because the Inquisitor used a double bladed light saber and the only one in the movies who ever used one was Darth Maul who didn't really use any force attacks and more ran in and hit things with his light saber. Now that you can play a Zabrak Inquisitor it seems even more weird that you're going to be mainly staying back forcing things then meleeing.

      When did bioware say that?

      Darth Maul was a lot more then a guy who 'runs in and hits things with his lightsabre'. lol

    Wow... Now if we could only have a release date PLEASE!

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