News - Warhammeronline.com - Tuesday, April 3, 2007 Edit
Singapore – April 3, 2007 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment company, today announced that it will bring the highly-anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™ (WAR) to major Asian regions, including Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan. Based on Games Workshop's Warhammer fantasy universe, Warhammer Online features next generation Realm vs. Realm™ (RvR) game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict.
Developed by EA Mythic, the studio credited worldwide with revolutionizing the online gaming space with the award winning Dark Age of Camelot™, the Warhammer Online Realm vs. Realm system has players joining one of six Armies - the obstinate Dwarfs, the noble High Elves, the loyal humans of the Empire, the savage Greenskin, the corrupt Dark Elves and the marauding human worshippers of Chaos - to experience the truly epic nature of WAR. RvR combat takes place on three battlefronts where an unending war is waged for control of vital resources and territory. WAR also features an innovative Public Quest system and a massive City Siege Campaign that allows players to sack and pillage an enemy capital. In addition, WAR integrates both Player vs. Player (PvP) combat zones and Player vs. Environment (PvE) quests on the same map for the very first time.
"Warhammer Online is coming to Asia," says Hubert Larenaudie, President of EA Asia Online. "WAR is one of the most anticipated MMORPGs today and we are excited to bring the game to Asian audiences. With its unique RvR system and rich end game content, Warhammer Online is sure to set a new standard for MMORPGs in Asia."
"Over the last twenty-four years, Games Workshop has crafted and refined the Warhammer fantasy universe into one of the richest intellectual properties in the world," says Mark Jacobs, GM of EA Mythic and lead designer of WAR. "Combine this with EA Mythic's expertise in creating massively multiplayer online games and the result is a title that we look forward to presenting to the exciting and vibrant Asian market."
Release dates for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning in Asia will be announced at a later date. For more information please visit the official Warhammer Online websites at: