Star Wars: The Old Republic is an MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe, known for its signature Bioware dialogue trees and the ability to play both good and bad characters. Oh, and also their downright gorgeous cinematic trailers. Viewed on Youtube close to five million times, the Knights of the Eternal Throne “Betrayed” cinematic trailer is certainly loved by fans, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s been nominated for a Webby.
The six minute trailer is full of action, intrigue, love, and betrayal. There’s no denying that it’s beautifully animated and tells quite the story of a young girl who is strong with the Force. Originally released in October of last year to advertise the SWTOR expansion, Knights of the Eternal Throne, this cinematic is only now getting some recognition.
The trailer is up against some tough competition in the Film and Video Long Form (Branded) category, including an animated short from Chipotle that came out last year. Star Wars: The Old Republic has reached out to fans in a tweet asking them to vote on the Webby website so the trailer can earn itself an award.
The Webby Awards have been highlighting the best of the internet for basically as long as the internet has been around, with categories like Technical Achievement, News and Information, and Education. Youtubers, online publications, web series’ and more have been featured during the award ceremony and thousands of people tune in to watch the show every year.
It’s clear why Star Wars: The Old Republic wants a piece of the action this year, and who’s to say that the “Betrayed” cinematic trailer doesn’t deserve it? Well… you are! You can vote for the trailer or anything else you feel deserves an award on the official Webby Awards website. Voting ends tomorrow though, so do it quickly.