Star Wars: The Old Republic Hoth Screenshots, Concept Art

Hoth, the icy planet featured in Empire Strikes Back, will be an explorable planet in MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. BioWare has updated the official SW:TOR website with a profile of the world.

Hoth was once the site of a great battle between the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic. As a result, the planet is now a graveyard of starships, some of them advanced prototypes. The Sith Empire, Galactic Republic, and a pirate confederacy are now fighting each other to recover the valuable technology.

The announcement of Hoth's inclusion in SW:TOR coincides with the 30th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back's theatrical release. The occasion is also being celebrated on Xbox Live with special Avatar outfits and props.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.