The last three films in the Star Wars trilogy may have left a bad taste in our mouth but Bioware and Lucas Arts’ new MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic could restore our faith. An almost 6 minute cinematic trailer for the game has been released and looks pretty amazing. Not only are the graphics great but the action isn’t too shabby either. Take a look…

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with the premise, here’s the official synopsis.

The Battle of Alderaan. The Republic’s gravest hour. Recently promoted to Darth, Malgus launches the first of many surprise attacks that would become his trademark during the Great War, perfectly timing the assault with a feint that pulls the Republic fleet light-years away. Thousands of assault droids and hundreds of Sith set the heart of the Republic ablaze, and Alderaan’s few defenders are swept away with ease.

Unknown to Darth Malgus, small groups of Republic Troopers are stationed on Alderaan, some recovering from wounds, others are awaiting orders. As these brave soldiers take to the forests and mountains to fight a guerrilla campaign against Malgus’s forces, the Republic fleet rushes back to repel the invasion. With time running out and Alderaan’s capitol threatened, it falls to Havoc Squad, the elite Republic Special Forces unit, to coordinate one last desperate stand against Malgus’ vastly superior numbers.

We would definitely watch a feature film version of this. The game looks 10 times more entertaining than anything Episode I: The Phantom Menace had to offer. Star Wars: The Old Republic is slated for release in the spring of 2011.

What do you think of the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic? Are you interested in buying it?