Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gamestop Pre-order Details for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

First, Gamestop e-mailed a release date and server-up time announcement for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
“Please Note: Servers will not go live until 10:00am EST on 9/18/08.”
Now, they've emailed details about a pre-order deal that gets players into the thought-to-be only for collector's edition orders Head Start event.
Reserve Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and receive:

Open Beta Access: Be one of the first players to experience the glory of battle and the thrill of WAR! Open Beta will run from September 3, 2008 at 10am EST until September 12, 2008 at 10am EST. The Open Beta will level capped and content restricted.

Live Game Head Start: Reserve customers will get a 3-day head start on the battlefields of WAR. The Live Game Head Start begins on September 15, 2008 at 10am EST.

Bonus In-Game Items: Equip your characters for the journey to the frontlines with Rittenbach’s Portable Camp and Sentinel’s Amber Band.

Universal Fighting System Battle Deck: The Emperor Karl Franz and Tchar’zanek, dread Champion of Tzeentch, go head-to-head in this exclusive collectible card game deck from Fantasy Flight Games.

ONLINE/IN-STORE PICKUP CUSTOMERS: You will receive a code for the bonus items. Please provide a valid email address at time of purchase.

STORE CUSTOMERS: All bonus items will be available in store at time of reservation. Items available in store week of August 4. Please call ahead to confirm availability.
August 4th shall be very interesting.

Oh, and a card game? Interesting, I thought that was SOE's thing. Oh well.


  1. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Hehe, three leaks in the past week and three separate dates (23, 18, 16). You have to wonder if WAR is releasing dodgy information to them to keep things secret or if these companies are just pulling dates out of their collective arses in order to get some link love from all the other community sites out there.

  2. Wow... that is awful detailed. I partly think if it was not true, Mythic would have flat out denied it by now. MJ has been coming out and denying other rumors, but not this one.

  3. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Oooh, I hope the offer for open beta isn't just limited to Gamespot. And yes, the information seem way too detailed to be a false.

    September 18 it seem to be.

  4. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Now they have changed their page to take away the specific dates/times.


  5. The Internet never forgets though!

  6. *sigh*

    This feels like AoC all over again. I hate that they feel the need to level cap open beta that is only 9 days long.

    I wonder if you'll have to pay for the early access like AoC?

    I really hope this doesn't turn out like AoC, but these details are eeriely similar.

  7. To be honest, I thought the old WFB/40K licensed CCGs were out of print years ago. Easy enough to throw a few artists at some tie-in cards, I suppose.


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