NCsoft announces Tabula Rasa, or rather Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, is gold,
and the science fiction MMORPG will offer its namesake clean slate on October 16
for preorder customers, and October 19 for everyone else:
Announces Launch Date for Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa
Gaming legend's widely anticipated online space adventure to launch October 19th
Thursday 6th September/...NCsoft® Europe, the world’s leading developer and
publisher of online computer games, announced today that Richard Garriott’s
Tabula Rasa® has reached gold master status and will launch commercial service
in Europe and North America on October 19, 2007. Pre-order customers will begin
their three-day head start on October 16.
One of the most anticipated PC games of the year, Tabula Rasa is gaming legend
Richard Garriott’s newest title, which combines a vast, persistent game world
and rich storyline with fast paced action. Set in a near-future science fiction
storyline, players create characters that must fight to save humanity against
hostile alien enemies while trying to gain control of the universe. The game
introduces several innovative elements to massively multiplayer online (MMO)
games, including a Character Cloning System™ that allows players to explore
different character classes without having to create a new character, and
dynamic battlefields where players experience the frenetic action of combat in
an ongoing war.
“It has been a heck of a journey,” said Richard Garriott, the game’s Executive
Producer. “The fact that we are getting ready for the final stretch towards
launch feels great, but it is also just the beginning. I think we’ve managed to
do something truly unique and I hope that the gaming community likes it as much
as we do. Now, I am looking forward to a really fun ‘end of beta event’ for our
incredible testers, and focusing development on new planets and innovations for
future expansions of Tabula Rasa.”
The standard edition box of Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa will be available at
major retailers at an expected retail price of £29.99 / €44.99 and at the
PlayNC® store (https://secure.plaync.com/cgi-bin/Store.pl?language=en-gb).
Customers will be able to purchase the recently announced Limited Collector’s
Edition box from major retailers at an expected retail price of £49.99 / €69.99.
Both products include the first month of online game play. After the first
month, players will be charged a monthly subscription fee of £8.99 / €12.99. The
game is rated 16+ by PEGI (www.pegi.info).
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