BioWare has provided a few more details about the recently announced Star Wars: The Old Republic digital expansion.
Titled Rise of the Hutt Cartel and set to launch in spring 2013, the expansion will introduce new story content, a fresh planet called Makeb, and raise the level cap to 55.
EA says: "Rise of the Hutt Cartel will send players to Makeb, a dual-faction planet where players will continue their battles with the merciless Hutt Cartel.
"During their journey, players will meet new allies, make new enemies and uncover the cutting-edge technology on this vibrant planet. Experience five new levels of story-driven missions to an already expansive, epic online universe that will raise the level cap to 55."
BioWare Austin executive producer Jeff Hickman added: "We know our fans want to keep experiencing the classic Star Wars storylines they love, and that's what we're delivering with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.
"The planet Makeb is shaping up to be one of our most breathtakingly beautiful settings and the clash with the Hutt Cartel is epic and exciting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a lot more surprises in store for our fans next year."
Rise of the Hutt Cartel will be priced at $19.99, but subscribers will be able to pick it up for $9.99. Those who pre-order the expansion before January 7 will receive five days of early access.