Return (cinematic trailer)

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Kevin Michael Richardson
Jennifer Hale
Jamie Glover
John William DiMaggio

Music by

John Williams

Production information



June 6, 2011






3681 BBY[1]


Old Republic era

Preceded by


Followed by

HK-51 Revealed

"Korriban, ancient birthplace of the Sith. We believed ruins were all that remained of their evil empire."
Satele Shan[src]

Return is the third trailer released by BioWare for the Star Wars: The Old Republic. Released on June 6, 2011, the video depicts the Sith Empire's effort to retake its ancient homeworld of Korriban. The trailer focuses on Darth Malgus and his struggles against Galactic Republic forces, as seen in the previous two trailers, Deceived and Hope. The video, released at E3 2011, runs at six minutes and twenty seconds.


On a Republic space station orbiting Korriban, two Jedi, Satele Shan and her master Kao Cen Darach, along with Jace Malcom and a Republic trooper, are escorting Nico Okarr, a smuggler they have captured, who had been smuggling Sith artifacts out of Korriban. Suddenly, Satele Shan states that she feels a great darkness. Moments later, a fleet of Sith capital ships and fighters comes out of hyperspace and begins to attack the space station. Satele's master immediately recognizes it as the return of the Sith Empire and expresses the need to warn the Republic. Because the space station does not have any ship capable of outrunning the Sith, the smuggler suggests using his ship which supposedly is the fastest in the sector.

As the Jedi clear the hangar area of Sith soldiers, Okarr aids the remaining trooper, Corporal Jace Malcom, in fighting off an attack from a Sith boarding party. A Fury-class Imperial interceptor lands in the hangar, and two Sith emerge. Corporal Malcolm and Okarr board the smuggler's ship and prep it for launch, while Satele and her Master attempt to hold off Malgus and Lord Vindican.

Kao Cen Darach instructs Satele to escape in the ship and returns to face the two Sith. Shan throws her master her double-bladed lightsaber and leaves on the ship. Malcom and Shan man the quad laser cannons aboard Okarr's ship as he pilots the craft through an asteroid field, evading Sith fighters. The Jedi Master skillfully duels both Sith, severely wounding the Pureblood Sith Lord.

Fall of Korriban TOR
Malgus kills his master.

Malgus takes his wounded master's lightsaber along with his own and re-engages the Zabrak. They fight each other blow for blow; however, Malgus eventually gains the upper hand, killing Master Darach. Satele feels his death, but fights on holding off the Sith long enough for them to make the jump to Hyperspace.

With the duel over, Malgus approaches his master, telling him that he failed because Okarr's ship escaped, and word will go to the Republic that the Sith have returned. After welcoming him home to Korriban, Malgus then turns on Vindican and kills him using his own lightsaber.


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T7 fixes ship
T7-O1 in Return.

Behind the scenesEdit

Kao Cen Darach is seen to catch Satele's saberstaff with his right hand (wielding his own lightsaber with his left) and fights much of the duel in this configuration. However, for several seconds the lightsabers have inexplicably switched places, with the saberstaff in his left hand and the single lightsaber in his right hand. The same also occurs with Malgus.

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Star Wars: The Old Republic metaseries
Digital Expansions
Rise of the Hutt Cartel · Galactic Starfighter
Galactic Strongholds · Unnamed Digital Expansion
Comic series
Threat of Peace · Blood of the Empire · The Lost Suns
Novel series
Fatal Alliance · Deceived · Revan · Annihilation
Short stories
Smuggler's Vanguard · The Third Lesson
The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom
Galactic Timeline
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
Cut: 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
Deceived · Hope · Return · HK-51 Revealed
The Art and Making Of · Prima Official Game Guide
The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural · Encyclopedia · Soundtrack

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