Wednesday March 26, 2008
EA MYTHIC UNVEILS WARHAMMER(r) ONLINE: AGE OF RECKONING(tm) COLLECTOR'S EDITION
The Ultimate Warhammer Online Experience Includes Exclusive Miniature,
Original Graphic Novel, Bonus Quests and Rewards, Art Book, and More
Fairfax, Virginia, March 26, 2008 - EA Mythic, a division of Electronic
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today unveiled the first details of the
Warhammer(r) Online: Age of Reckoning(tm) (WAR) Collector's Edition.
This premium, limited edition of EA Mythic's massively-multiplayer
online role-playing game will be packed with bonus in-game content and
unique collectibles unavailable elsewhere, including an exclusive Games
Workshop miniature. Only 60,000 copies of the Collector's Edition will
be available in North America, and those who pre-order the product will
receive additional exclusives. The WAR Collector's Edition carries an
MSRP of $79.99, and is available for pre-order in North America at Best
Buy, GameStop, EB and GameCrazy retail stores, and online at
GameStop.com, EBGames.com, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, GoGamer.com and
"Collecting has been a part of the Warhammer hobby experience for 25
years, and this special Collector's Edition continues the tradition with
exclusive offerings, including an official Games Workshop miniature,"
said Mark Jacobs, VP and General Manager, EA Mythic. "We are bringing
the quintessential elements of Warhammer - tabletop miniatures,
incredible fantasy art, and delightfully grim fiction - along with
exciting in-game bonus content, together in what is sure to be one of
the premier Collector's Editions of all time."
The WAR Collector's Edition will include:
EXCLUSIVE Games Workshop Miniature - Grumlok and Gazbag
From the Age of Reckoning to your tabletop battle! Based on original
characters from the MMORPG and designed by Games Workshop specifically
for the Collector's Edition, this official Warhammer metal miniature
depicts the Greenskin warboss, GRUMLOK, and his shaman, GAZBAG, in rich
detail. (Assembly and painting required.)
Original Graphic Novel - Warhammer Online: prelude to war
The forces of Order and Destruction collide under the red Chaos moon!
Commissioned exclusively for the Collector's Edition, Warhammer Online:
PRELUDE TO WAR is a full-color, 128-page hardcover graphic novel that
sets the stage for the start of the game. Written by acclaimed Games
Workshop writer Graham McNeill, the oversized book is richly illustrated
by Chad Hardin, Joe Abraham, Rahsan Ekedal, Tony Parker, and Kevin
Hopgood. Each of the graphic novel's six chapters tells a unique story
about the armies in the game, and together they detail the events
leading up to the Age of Reckoning:
ART BOOK - THE ART OF WARHAMMER ONLINE
A stunning collection of art that gave birth to the Age of Reckoning.
THE ART OF WARHAMMER ONLINE is a 224-page hardcover collection of
original art from the game. Each of the glossy, full-color pages
showcases the talented work of our concept artists and offers a glimpse
at a world in the making.
Bonus In-Game ITEM - The Librams Of Insight
Wisdom is its own reward. Readers of the Librams of Insight are granted
special insight into their own actions and earn experience at a higher
rate for a limited time. (XP-gain modifier for 60 minutes, 3 uses, 90
minute reuse timer.)
Bonus In-Game Content - Quests, Rewards, and Titles
New adventures and just rewards await players on the battlefields of
WAR! Purchasers of the Collector's Edition will begin their adventures
in the Age of Reckoning with twelve (12) bonus quests awaiting them in
their Tome of Knowledge. Each quest offers an exciting in-game reward,
as well as a unique character title, to those that complete the
challenges before them.
Bonus In-Game Content - Character Heads
Stand out in a crowd with a look unlike anyone else's! The WAR
Collector's Edition includes twelve (12) bonus heads for additional
character customization options. Each race gets a truly distinctive look
(with male and female versions) that is sure to turn heads on the
battlefields and be the envy of everyone in the army.
As an added bonus, players who pre-order the Collector's Edition will
receive two exclusive in-game items, guaranteed access to the Open Beta,
and special early access to the live game.
For more information about the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Collector's Edition, the bonus in-game content, and the North American
pre-order offer, visit www.warhammeronline.com/collectorsedition/. For
information about the European Collector's Edition and pre-order
program, visit www.war-europe.com/collectorsedition/.
Based on Games Workshop's epic and longstanding tabletop fantasy war
game, Warhammer Online features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm(tm) (RvR)
gameplay that immerses players in a world of perpetual conflict.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is scheduled for launch on the PC in
the Fall of 2008.
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About Warhammer(r) Online: Age of Reckoning(tm) (WAR)
War is everywhere in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), the new
fantasy MMORPG from the creators of Dark Age of Camelot(tm). Based on
Games Workshop's wildly successful Warhammer tabletop fantasy war game,
this world provides a rich setting for hundreds of thousands of players
to experience the epic nature of war and the glory of battle.
Players are thrust into a grim world of perpetual conflict to fight for
the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction
(Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Next generation Realm vs. Realm(tm)
game play ensures that players are never fighting alone. With an army of
allies at their back, players will defend their homeland, invade enemy
Realms, and ultimately lead the siege of their enemy's Capital City.
Every aspect of the game - every player, every quest, every encounter,
and every battle - can turn the tide of the ongoing war and mean victory
for a player's Realm!
For the first time ever, players can engage in Public Quests(tm) -
multi-stage, communal quests to be completed by allied players fighting
together against overwhelming odds. They can also embark on an epic
quest to complete the Tome of Knowledge and unlock Warhammer lore,
detailed monster information, new abilities, rewards, and major story
plotlines. Drawing from a quarter century of highly detailed source
material, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's
fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create
characters destined for great deeds on the field of battle.
To learn more about the game, please visit www.warhammeronline.com
About Electronic Arts
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the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded
in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular
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In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles
that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game
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