Moscow, Russia – Jan 14, 2009 – Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® continues its worldwide march as Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that the fully localized Russian version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) will go live on February 5, 2009. The Russian version of WAR will feature a fully localized gameplay experience as well as regionally-based servers and customer support.
First launched in North America, Europe and Oceania in September of 2008, WAR continues to receive praise from media for innovative features such as Realm vs. Realm™ gameplay and Public Quests™, picking up numerous year-end critics awards including GameSpy’s MMO Game of the Year Award and IGN’s Best of 2008.
“Everyone at Mythic Entertainment is honored and gratified each time we get the chance to bring the glory of WAR to those who have yet to experience it,” said Mark Jacobs, co-founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. “In February a whole new force of Russian recruits will join the ranks of Order and Destruction – and it’s going to be fantastic.”
Based on Games Workshop’s epic and longstanding tabletop fantasy war game, WAR is a unique MMORPG that features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ (RvR) gameplay that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict for years to come. WAR has been recognized for its unique play style that appeals to novice MMO players while offering incredible depth for more seasoned players.
Russian gamers will have a choice to acquire one of three different packaging options in the Russian market:
Collector’s Edition – 2499 Rub
The Collector’s Edition will include an exclusive Games Workshop miniature – Grumlok and Gazbag, the fully localized original Graphic Novel – Prelude To War, Art Book, 30 days of gameplay and additional in-game quests, items and rewards. A limited quantity of 5100 Collector’s Editions will be available.
Limited Edition SteelBook – 899 Rub
A Limited Edition SteelBook version will feature the game, Russian user manual and 30 days of gameplay.
Jewel Case – 499 Rub
The Jewel Case will contain the game and unique key for new account creation with 14 days of gameplay. Alternatively, the key can be used by existing account holders as a 30 day prepaid game card.
Additionally, active WAR accounts will be able to buy a 60-Day prepaid game card. Packed in a DVD box with a stylish coaster for beverages, it will be available for 899 Rub.
WAR is developed for the PC. For more information visit www.war-russia.ru
About Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm™! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. Sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation; the Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
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