Monday, March 14, 2011

The Old Republic Novel #3 by Drew Karpyshyn: News and Speculation

Could it be a Darth Revan Novel?
Some details are beginning to surface regarding Drew Karpyshyn's forthcoming The Old Republic tie-in novel.

This is going to be a huge book.  It certainly appears there is going to be a major surprise in store because of the news that the cover will be unvieled at Comic-Con this summer in San Diego.

Which begs the question, what could be a big enough announcement to get two special announcement dates?

If you take a look at the recent TOR Gameplay video shown at PAX East, it appears that we are introduced to the Force Ghost of the Jedi Exile who says:

Jedi Exile: The darkness will consume all it touches. Stars will burn black. Ashes raining on lifeless worlds. Everything ends. The prisoner holds the darkness at bay, lost inside it for 300 years. His strength will fail. Then, he will become the darkness.

It looks like the stars may be aligning for a Darth Revan Novel.

For further discussion of TOR and the PAX East Trailer visit EU Cantina and read Chris's Article.

KEY DATES:

March 16, 2011: Next scheduled update by Drew Karpyshyn to the news section of his website.  Could we get some hints about the secret project?

April 15, 2011:  Title of TOR #3 Announced.

July 21-24, 2011:  San Diego Comic-Con International:  Cover of TOR #3 Revealed.

October 18, 2011: Star Wars: TOR #3 Released in Hardcover. 


From the Random House Fall 2011 Catalog via Edelweiss:

EXCITING FAN-FAVORITE TITLE TO BE REVEALED: On April 15th, the secret title of this novel will be revealed to the world! The cover will be revealed at in July at San Diego Comic-Con, and the first excerpt from the novel will be released!

CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GAME AND BOOK: This novel was written with the full cooperation and creative consultation of the BioWare/LucasArts game-design team. As one of the writers on the game, Drew Karpyshyn has intimate knowledge that will color all aspects of the novel. All possibilities for cross-promotion will be exploited!

NEW OLD REPUBLIC STORYLINE: The Old Republic is a huge era that is still relatively untouched in terms of new Star Wars content, and a time that fans are eager to explore further.

SOURCES:  NJOE , KNIGHTS ARCHIVE, EU CANTINA, AND EDELWEISS

LINKS:  San Diego Comic-Con and Random House Star Wars: TOR #3 Page

LINK to Drew Karpyshyn's Website

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