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The Ruthless Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer Answer the Call to Arms in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
New Melee Careers Now Available for the Armies of Order and Destruction
FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that the eagerly anticipated Dwarf Slayer and Orc Choppa careers are now playable in its award-winning MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR). Introduced as part of an ongoing live expansion arc entitled Call to Arms, the new careers are examples of the massive content additions being made available as a part of your subscription to WAR.
“The Call to Arms has sounded, and the realms of Order and Destruction have welcomed two new combatants to the frontlines of WAR – the head-bashin’ Orc Choppa and oath-sworn Dwarf Slayer,” said Mark Jacobs, VP and General Manager of Mythic Entertainment. “These new careers are brutal, unrelenting fighters who will stop at nothing to claim victory over their opponents on the Realm vs. Realm battlefields.”
The ornery and savage Choppa is an offensive juggernaut that embodies the love of a good fight found in every Orc. He has a one-track mind that is dead set on wreaking havoc on enemy lines and bashin’ heads! Driven by an inexplicably strong bloodlust, the Choppa is a whirlwind of destruction on the battlefield with a … debatable sense of self-preservation.
The tattooed Slayer is the manifestation of the Dwarfs’ obsession with honor, seeking only a heroic and honorable death in combat. However, dying quietly is simply not in his nature. In WAR, the Slayer is a ruthless and terrifying fighter, throwing himself into battle with no regard for his own well-being. He is a force to be reckoned with and relies on his ever-escalating rage to power each swing of his dual axes.
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 download the free 10-day trial, visit http://www.warhammeronline.com/trial.
For more information on the Dwarf Slayer and Orc Choppa careers, visit: www.warhammeronline.com.
About Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm™! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. Sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation; the Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
Launched in September 2008, WAR has been recognized by numerous critics, receiving “MMO of the Year” awards from G4 TV, Game Focus, and GameSpy, as well as recognition from IGN, Massively, MSNBC, MMORPG.com and others as a “Best of 2008.”
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