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Rift release date confirmed, boxart revealed

New MMO hits shelves on March 4 in Europe

Trion Worlds has confirmed that the release date for promising MMO Rift will arrive on March 4 in the US and March 8 in Europe.

Fans can pre-order the title from today via both digital and retail channels. Those who do will receive their choice of one-of-three exclusive in-game pets, and become eligible to participate in the head-start period anticipated to begin February 24th.

"The launch of Rift is the culmination of our tireless efforts over the past several years to bring players the most complete, full-featured, and dynamic online game they've ever experienced," said Lars Buttler, CEO of Trion Worlds.


"Through the dedication, creativity, and incredible track record of our veteran development team, we've been able to create an exceptionally polished and immersive online world filled with adventure, surprise, and beauty. We can't wait to share Rift with players around the world."

Pre-order customers will also be granted access to play in all remaining closed-beta events.

The Standard, Digital Collector's and Retail Collector's Editions of the game will sell for £34.99, £39.99 and £49.99, respectively. The standard monthly subscription rate for the game will be £8.99, but a limited-time "Founder's Pricing" for players will offer a £5.99/month price for a multi-month subscription.

Trion has also released the boxart for the game, which you can check out on this very page.