The Septembering Part III: Official Release DateAugust 6, 2008
…is September 18. And about three people in the world are actually surprised 😀 But, who cares! It’s a reason to clink glasses, break out the good brandy, light up some fireworks, kill the fattened ram, hire the band, and throw a shindig to end all shindigs. The long wait for WAR is about to be finished, in little over a month.
So, with that in mind, how are you going to be spending that… Thursday? It’s a Thursday? Huh. That seems a bit odd. Don’t pretty much all games release on Tuesdays?
They also released the pricing info for Europeans, which — to my eye — looks pretty standard.
In any case, good to know.
Paris, France – August 6th, 2008 – GOA, Orange’s games unit and Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced the release date of 18th September 2008 for the eagerly awaited MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™ (WAR), as well as confirming retail launch offerings and subscription fees.
Based on Games Workshop’s epic and longstanding tabletop fantasy war game which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features a unique Realm vs. Realm™ (RvR) gameplay that immerses players in a world of perpetual conflict.
“GOA is thrilled at the prospect of opening the doors to the world of Warhammer Online very soon”, said Ghislaine Le Rhun, Managing Director of GOA. “As the development of Warhammer Online continued to accelerate, we have been gearing up to support the launch, building a massive server infrastructure, localizing millions of words and recruiting a top notch team of experts in their fields. We look forward to sharing the fun we’re having on the battlefields of WAR”.
“The countdown has officially begun. Mark your calendars! September 18th is the Day of Reckoning”, said Mark Jacobs, founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. “For the last three years, the entire team at Mythic has poured their hearts into making Warhammer Online the next great MMORPG. We are so excited to open up this world and share it with the fans that will live in it, quest in it, go to war in it and make it come alive.”
From launch, subscriptions can be purchased online and within the game:
– 1 month for 12.99€ (£10.31)
– 3 months for 35.97€ (£28.55)
– 6 months for 65.94€ (£52.34)
Alternatively, pre-paid Game Card packs for a 60-day subscription will be available through participating retailers for 29.99€ (£23.81).
From the 28th August, the regular edition of the game can be pre-ordered at 5€ (£3.97), and this special pre-order pack will entitle players to a key for ‘Live Game Head Start’ access ahead of the full commercial release on the 18th September, as well as bonus in-game items.
The regular edition of the game will be priced at 49.99 € (£39.69) RRP with a 30-day subscription included.
Very few copies of the Collector’s Editions are still available for pre-order. Gamers pre-ordering the Collector’s Edition will have access to the Open Beta, as well as the ‘Live Game Head Start’ and bonus in-game items.