Paris, France– 25th June, 2009– GOA, Orange’s online games unit, today completed the roll-out of the“Call to Arms” live expansion by officially opening the doors of‘The Land of the Dead’ dungeon zone to the Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR) community in Europe.‘The Land of the Dead’ opens the treacherous deserts of Nehekhara to players with the addition of a new RvR-gated zone filled with dozens of new Public Quests™, instanced lairs, and a massive new dungeon to plunder in search of the Casket of Souls.
Depending on a Realm’s performance across each individual server during last week’s‘Rise of the Tomb Kings’ live event, the Armies of either Order or Destruction will be the first to enter the new Tomb Kings-themed zone. The winning Realm will have exclusive 24-hour advance access to‘The Land of the Dead’ to explore its many lairs, battle its menagerie of new monsters, and discover the unimaginable wealth it contains.
“As the Call to Arms live expansion neared its end, we were excited to watch the heroic conflict between the Armies of Order and Destruction play out in the‘Rise of the Tomb Kings’ live event,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment.“The Armies may have won that battle, but the war continues to rage. The real struggle for control over the‘The Land of the Dead’ has only begun. Players on both sides are in for the fight of their lives as they attempt to unlock the secrets of the Tomb Kings for the glory of their Realm.”
Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. For more information about the game and to download the free 10-day trial, visit www.war-europe.com
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!
Launched in September 2008, WAR has been recognised by numerous critics, receiving“MMO of the Year” awards from G4 TV, Game Focus, and GameSpy, as well as recognition from IGN, Massively, MSNBC, MMORPG.com and others as a“Best of 2008.”
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