Star Wars: The Old Republic getting 'Hutt Cartel' expansion

Have you ever watched Return of the Jedi and wondered how a race of repulsive and not particularly mobile space slugs became a powerful crime syndicate? Star Wars: The Old Republic has your answer next year with the first full expansion to the game, titled "Rise of the Hutt Cartel."

According to the official site, it will increase the level cap to 55 and introduce a new planet called Makeb, which was revealed at E3. The expansion is planned for spring, and will cost $19.99, or $9.99 for subscribers. Either way, pre-ordering the expansion by midnight on January 7 will get you in to the expansion five days early.