UPDATE: Electronic Arts has confirmed to Gameplanet that the Asia-Pacific servers for Star Wars: The Old Republic will be hosted in Australia.

ORIGINAL: Electronic Arts has announced today that Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch in New Zealand on March 1st 2012.

The fast-growing MMO will also be released in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong on the same date.

Electronic Arts has also revealed that players in these countries who currently have or have had an active Star Wars: The Old Republic account prior to February 28, 2012 will have the opportunity to request a free character transfer for a limited time to an Asia Pacific server after the launch.

Gameplanet has contacted Electronic Arts to determine where the regional servers will be hosted.

Gameplanet's Geoff Parmenter rated The Old Republic 8/10, stating: "Star Wars: The Old Republic proves itself to be a competent MMO, one that, unlike so many of its ill-fated contemporaries, is sure to find significant popularity."