Last month we brought you word that EA had Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning listed for a September 23 release date. We’ve just gotten the official announcement from Mythic Entertainment, and it looks like the actual date will be five days earlier than expected: on September 18.
Also, if you go ahead and preorder the game (from these select retailers) you’ll get a few extra bonuses. Firstly, you’ll gain admittance to the open beta, which confuses me as a selling point, seeing as how if it’s an open beta then everyone should be able to get in regardless. Along with the “open” beta admittance, preorderers will be able to start the playing the game a few days before the official launch, and will have two bonus item to equip their head-start characters with. It also comes with a Warhammer collectable card deck for you to, uh, collect.
FAIRFAX, Va. - August 5, 2008 - Hot on the heels of spectacular showings at E3 and Comic-Con, Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that fans will be able to enter the gritty fantasy world of Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™ (WAR) on September 18th, 2008 when the highly-anticipated MMORPG goes live. After three years in development by Virginia-based Mythic Entertainment, WAR will open its North American, European and Oceanic servers and offer players a variety of flexible subscription options. Gamers who pre-order WAR in North American will enjoy special benefits including open beta admission, a live game head start, and bonus in-game items.
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