Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially been given a release date.

The game will ship December 20th in North America and December 22 in Europe.  So, now would be a good time to update your Christmas list with this exciting news.

BioWare also posted on their website that if you pre-order now, you'll receive early game access.  The order in which players activate their code is the order in which they get early game access.  Pre-orders will also get a Color stone to change their weapon's effect.

"This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game." said  Dr. Ray Muzyka, CEO of BioWare Corp. "We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game's release."