[i]Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach[/i] publisher Atari and developer Turbine announced today in a press release that the game has gone Gold. The final release date has been scheduled for February 28. The press release went on to state that pre-order customers will have access to a closed beta area prior to the title?s go-live date, and that they would be granted special in-game collector?s items. The full text of the press release is copied below, and check back with MyGamer in March for a full review of this highly-anticipated MMO.
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WESTWOOD, MA, February 13, 2006 – Turbine, Inc. announced today that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach has gone gold and is in final production. The world’s first online roleplaying game based on the legendary pen and paper DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game, and voted the “most-anticipated MMO,” by IGN.com readers, is currently scheduled to ship on February 28, 2006. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc.
Customers who preorder DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach will receive exclusive access to the game days ahead of the official release and a free Beta pass for up to 10 days to try the game (the Beta will be officially ending February 20, 2006). Customers will also be given a +1 in-game amulet for added defense during combat and a special limited-edition poster featuring the red dragon.
“We’re thrilled to have developed a game that appeals to massively multiplayer players, as well as fans of the original pen-and-paper game,” said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “We also want to thank the 300,000 players that registered for the Beta. We could not have done this without their support.”
“We’re extremely excited to see the anticipation building for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE, and with the upcoming launch, old and new fans will be able to experience the magic of this extraordinary game,” said Jeff Burdeen, vice president for the Hasbro Properties Group.
Developed by Turbine and published by Atari Inc., DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach is the first and only online roleplaying game based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. This unique online world features highly customizable characters built from authentic D&D races, abilities, skills, and feats; real-time action combat; dangerous
dungeons with devious traps; hand-crafted, private adventures; monsters and stories from the action-packed and intrigue-laced Eberron campaign setting; and award-winning visuals.