Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, will be released in spring 2013, BioWare has revealed.

The expansion will up the level cap from 50 to 55 and introduce new "epic story content" with fully-voiced cinematic conversations. Players will also get new planet Makeb to explore.

The Hutt content will set you back $19.99, but this will be reduced to only $9.99 if you are a subscriber. There's also five days of early access up for grabs if you pre-order by January 7.

Source: swtor.com