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WildStar release date announced

Guild Wars publisher to release new MMO on June 3rd 2014
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The next MMO from Guild Wars publisher NCSoft, WildStar, has had a release date set.

The online sci-fi title, developed by NCSoft division Carbine Studios, will officially launch worldwide on June 3rd 2014, with pre-orders to open on March 19th.

The game, which be available in both digital and physical boxed editions, has a suggested retail price of £34.99. The distributor for the game is Koch UK.

Players who pre-order will be given early access to several closed and open beta events and a variety of exclusive in-game items and perks, including:

  • Early game access beginning May 31st, three days prior to the game’s official launch.
  • A rocket house.
  • A mini-ship housing decoration, which grants additional rest experience points.
  • A 10-slot storage bag to increase character inventory.
  • The opportunity to reserve character and guild names prior to launch.

WildStar will be available in two versions, with the Standard Edition including the game, 30 days of play time and an Eldan-themed housing décor item.

For an additional £15, the Deluxe Edition includes all elements of the Standard Edition plus extra exclusive content: an Eldan hoverboard, a unique costume, a unique Eldan player titl, and a limited-edition Eldan dye set. The Deluxe Edition will be available digitally or at retail as a limited edition collectable steelbook.

"We’re stoked to launch WildStar,” said Jeremy Gaffney, executive producer at Carbine Studios.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the first players begin their journey on the unexplored planet of Nexus.”

“Both noobs and MMO vets will have a blast with our fast-paced combat, while experienced guilds and groups will build complete battle-fortresses using our Warplot system and tackle some truly epic raids.”

“We’ve aimed for fun and unique content for MMO gamers of all stripes from level one to level cap and beyond.”

“WildStar is a brand new IP and new universe that has attracted more than 1.4 million beta signups already, so it seems like other gamers are also eager for something new and different in the MMO space.”

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