Exclusive content for 55,000 peopleYou may or may not have noticed that I've been away for a few days this week. Well, I've actually been working hard over in Paris,where aside from experiencing what it's like to pay £8.50 a pint, chomping my way through a variety of un-named and odd-looking meats at an evening Cocktail dinner and having French students invade my hotel room for a 'chat' and a 'water-fight' in the early hours of the morning, I also had the chance to check out EA Mythic and GOA's upcoming MMORPG, Warhammer: Online Age of Reckoning.
We will have a hand-on preview, Q&A session, screenshots and trailer up on the gaming channel shortly, but I thought I'd let you know that one of the items announced by GOA at the event was the collector's edition, which is looking like a must purchase for Warhammer fans.
The Collector's Edition will be packed with bonus in-game content and unique collectibles unavailable elsewhere, including an exclusive Games Workshop miniature. The recommended retail price is 79.90€ or £59.99 and those who pre-order the product will receive additional exclusives. Only 55,000 copies of the Collector’s Edition will be produced for Europe and the pre-order has begun!
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. Feel the WAAAGH!
ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL – WARHAMMER ONLINE: AGE OF RECKONING PRELUDE TO WAR
The forces of Order and Destruction collide under the Chaos moon! Commissioned exclusively for the Collector’s Edition, WARHAMMER ONLINE: AGE OF RECKONING PRELUDE TO WAR is a full-colour, 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 the 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 of a world in the making.
EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE - MOUSEPAD
Only for European purchasers, a unique gaming mousepad will be available in the Collector’s Edition.
BONUS IN-GAME CONTENT – 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. (+10% XP 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 character title, to those that complete the challenges before them.
BONUS IN-GAME CONTENT – CHARACTER HEADS
Stand out from the crowd with a look unlike anyone else! The WAR Collector’s Edition includes twelve (12) bonus heads for additional character customisation 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.
With the pre order box of the Collector's Edition, which has a recommended retail price of 9.90€ ( deductable from the full Collector's Edition retail price), players will also receive:
* Access to the open beta: be one of the first players to experience the glory of battle and the thrill of WAR!
* A live game headstart: begin your adventures in the Age of Reckoning before the raw recruits arrive!
* Plus exclusive bonus in game content:
In partnership with retailers and e-merchants, all pre-order customers will receive:
Rittenbach’s Portable Camp: to rest the weary soul and heal the wounds between battles.
And either Sentinel’s amber band (retailer exclusive): to enhance the stats and cast "Touch of Earth," increasing the chance of doing additional corporeal damage with each hit. (Usable in PvE combat only.)
Or Guardians’ Iolite Band (e-merchant exclusive) : to enhance the stats and cast "Touch of Spirit," increasing the chance of doing additional spiritual damage with each hit. (Usable in PvE combat only.)