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LucasArts Announces Fall 2003 Release For Pc Version Of Critically Hailed Star Wars®: Knights Of The Old Republic™

LucasArts today announced the PC version of its critically acclaimed role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is expected to release this fall. A version for the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft is expected to be available this July.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is highlighted by a entirely original storyline set some four thousand years prior to the events in Star Wars: Episode I. The ancient era is dominated by an epic struggle between the Jedi and the evil Sith. The game features customizable male or female heroes and evolving playable characters, as well as dynamic lightsaber combat. Players can choose to pursue divergent paths of good or evil as they journey through numerous locations both familiar and new throughout the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will be published and distributed by LucasArts, and is being developed by BioWare Corp.

About LucasArts LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems and PC. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted entertainment company.

Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production, and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Rafael, Calif.

About BioWare Corp.

BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company that develops computer and console games. BioWare's developers are currently hard at work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for the Xbox and PC. Development continues on two Neverwinter Nights expansion packs - Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide (co-developed with Floodgate Entertainment) due in Spring 2003, and the second Neverwinter Nights expansion (working title XP2 - developed solely by BioWare) planned for the fall. Two currently untitled projects, one Xbox and one PC, both featuring original BioWare IP are also in development. Neverwinter Nights has enjoyed significant commercial and critical success and was recently honored with several Role Playing Game of the Year awards. Previously published projects include: Shattered Steel™, the genre-defining Baldur's Gate™ role playing game series for the PC, MDK™2 for Dreamcast and PC, and MDK™2: Armageddon for PlayStation®2. BioWare information can be found online at www.bioware.com.

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