January 29, 2009
Mythic Entertainment Issues a
“Call to Arms” with the Announcement of the First Live Expansion for Warhammer
Online: Age of Reckoning
The Armies of WAR Prepare to Go
Berserk Over Dwarf Slayer and Orc Choppa Careers, New ‘Land of the Dead’ Dungeon
Zone, and Live Events
Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic
Arts Inc. studio, today announced the new “Call to Arms” live expansion for its
award-winning MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR). Call to Arms
will introduce an array of new content for WAR players, including two highly
anticipated new careers – the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer – and a new
dungeon zone called “Land of the Dead,” set in the desert realm of the Tomb
The Call to Arms live expansion, set
to roll out for free in early March and running through the beginning of June,
will also include three in-game live events, a new Realm vs. Realm™ (RvR)
Scenario, added functionality to the Realm Wars section of the WAR website, the
opening of the official WAR Forums, and a new free trial version of the game.
“The launch of Warhammer Online: Age
of Reckoning was only the first step in our ongoing quest to make a great MMORPG
that players will enjoy for years to come. Over the next few months, we are
going to be treating our players to the first of our ‘live expansions’ planned
for the game,” said Mark Jacobs, VP and general manager of Mythic Entertainment.
“With the addition of new careers and a huge Tomb Kings dungeon that is the
spiritual successor to the Dark Age of Camelot™ dungeon, Darkness Falls, Call to
Arms is an outstanding example of the massive amount of free content we are
committed to delivering to WAR players now and in the future.”
Call to Arms Live Expansion
‘Call to Arms: Bitter Rivals’ Live
Event (March): Successful completion allows head start access to the new Orc
Choppa and Dwarf Slayer careers. The event will also include the new
Chaos-themed RvR Scenario, Twisting Tower.
Two New Careers Join WAR (March):
The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer answer the Call to Arms.
‘Call to Arms: Beyond the Sands’
Live Event (April): Details to be revealed soon!
‘Call to Arms: Rise of the Tomb
Kings’ Live Event (May): The race between Order and Destruction players begins
to unlock the Land of the Dead for their Realm.
‘Land of the Dead’ Opens (June):
The deserts of Nehekharaopen open to players with the addition of a new RvR-gated
dungeon zone. To gain access to the Land of the Dead, opposing Realms must
battle for control of the zone to access dozens of new Public Quests,
instanced lairs, and a massive new Tomb Kings dungeon to plunder in search of
the Casket of Souls.
More details on these and other new
features soon to invade the Age of Reckoning will be revealed as the launch of
Call to Arms grows near.
Bitter Rivals Answer the Call to
The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer may
be bitter enemies, but they have at least one thing in common: they live, eat,
and breathe close-quarters melee combat. Choppas are ornery and savage, with a
one track mind dead set on bashin’ heads! This savage dedication makes them
ferocious fighters, wreaking havoc throughout enemy lines purely for the sake of
satisfying their own self-indulgent bloodlust.
The Slayer is driven by a solemn
oath to atone for past sins through an honorable death in combat. However,
Dwarfs are a stubborn folk and dying quietly is simply not in their nature.
Slayers therefore become ruthless and terrifying fighters, throwing themselves
into battle with no regard for their own well-being.
“The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer are
two of the most iconic characters in the Warhammer universe, and I have no doubt
WAR fans will go berserk for them,” said Jeff Hickman, executive producer of
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. “Choppas represent the pure anarchy that the
Greenskins embody, and the crazed, mohawk-sporting Slayers are their ideal
archenemy. It won’t be long before you see both of them adding a new level of
insanity to the Age of Reckoning!”
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. Available now for PC, WAR is rated “T”
for Teen by the ESRB.
To answer the Call to Arms and learn
more about the live expansion, as well as the new careers, read the January
issue of the WAR monthly newsletter at