Yesterday, BioWare unveiled an awesome teaser video featuring the upcoming droid companion, HK-51. The video was also shown during Comic-Con 2012.
Buried deep beneath the icy surface of Belsavis rests an army of the deadliest, most feared machines in the known galaxy. Thought to have been lost when an Imperial freighter was destroyed, they have recently been rediscovered by a group of renegade Sith Lords. Now both the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic seek to control these dangerous weapons for themselves. Those who are brave enough to venture into the wreckage will emerge with a powerful new ally.
We are excited to unveil the dangerous assassination droid HK-51! Cold, calculating, and ruthlessly efficient, HK-51 will stand by your side and loyally follow your command as you and your allies continue your journey. Journalists were given a brief preview of HK-51 at E3, but now we are happy to be able to show everyone at San Diego Comic-Con, and all of you at home, the full trailer.
The above news article and video can be found on the official SWTOR site. The video seems to be a little wonky for some viewers, in which case it can be alternatively downloaded on the main site or viewed on YouTube.
This is a pretty exciting revealing for players familiar with Knight of the Old Republic’s beloved HK droid. We don’t know too many details about SWTOR’s HK-51 model yet, but we do know:
- He will be a full companion, with voiceover and differentiating dialogue based on the class of the player.
- Players will need to reach mid-level on at least one character per faction to complete the quests to obtain HK-51.
- He’ll be a legacy reward with some very difficult quests as a requirement (flashpoint quests, perhaps?).
Stay tuned in the weeks to come when we find out more about this awesome companion!