If you're a (and I hate using this word...) hardcore MMO fan, chances are you're already playing Star Wars: The Old Republic via other means, but it looks as though Bioware has finally announced an official release date for the game in Australia.
Posting on the Official Star Wars: The Old Republic forums, Bioware's Stephen Reid confirmed that the team were set to release the game in the first quarter of 2012. Internally the team are shooting for March 1.
"We can confirm that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be launching in Australia and New Zealand in the spring of 2012," he posted.
"Right now we are targeting March 1st, but that could change as our number one priority is making sure that customers have a great service to play on."
According to Stephen, Bioware was also hoping to find a solution for those who have imported the game -- enabling them to play on the local servers when the game is launched in Australia.
"For those of you who may have already imported the game," he wrote, "we will be investigating solutions to allow you to continue to play on a local server once they come online in March."
Good news all round -- particularly with regards to the effort and thought being put into serving the fans who have imported the game for early access.