Star Wars: The Old Republic in September — retail

EA and BioWare’s long-awaited Star Wars: The Old Republic is heading for a September launch, ShopTo appears confident.

The UK retailer has pinned the MMO for a September 9th release on its website.

EA or BioWare themselves have never given a specific date or narrow launch window; even a slip to next year hasn’t been completely ruled out, though a second-half 2011 release is more likely, according to EA higher-ups.

“Although we fully anticipate launching Star Wars: The Old Republic [between July and December], the low end of our guidance range assumes the outside possibility of a January [quarter] launch,” CFO Eric Brown said in May.