EA and Namco Bandai are offering some special Halloween treats for those intrepid gamers who pre-order a copy of the long-awaited Hellgate: London, set to hit stores at the end of October. Everyone who orders early will receive this set of lovely parting gifts:
â€¢ A key to an exclusive Beta starting next week and ending October 7, 2007.
â€¢ One of four exclusive dye-kits that will give your hero's gear a cool colour theme right off the bat when Hellgate: London officially opens on Halloween.
â€¢ Eligibility to take advantage of the Hellgate: London Founders Offer, giving hardcore players a chance to purchase a lifetime subscription to Hellgate's premium service for $US 149.99.
This offer is extended to purchasers of both the regular and collector's versions of the game. It should be noted that the "dye kit" will become available to players once the game goes live and will not work within the beta. The colour themes will vary depending on which retailer you get your pre-order from.
Full press release with more details and fine print after the jump. EA AND NAMCO BANDAI ANNOUNCE A TRIFECTA OF PRE-ORDER TREATS FOR HELLGATE: LONDON
Here's Your Exclusive Chance to Open the Hellgate Before Halloween
Redwood City, Calif. - September 14, 2007 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced three special pre-order promotions for the highly anticipated action RPG Hellgateâ„¢: London in North America. Gamers who pre-order either the regular or Collector's Edition of Hellgate: London will receive:
* A key to an exclusive Beta starting next week and ending October 7, 2007. * One of four exclusive dye-kits1 that will give your hero's gear a cool colour theme right off the bat when Hellgate: London officially opens on Halloween. * Eligibility to take advantage of the Hellgate: London Founders Offer, giving hardcore players a chance to purchase a lifetime subscription2 to Hellgate's premium service for $149.99.
"We're excited to get our most passionate players into the early Beta test, and to reward them with a special look once the game goes live on Halloween," said Bill Roper, CEO of Flagship Studios. "The Founder's offer is designed for those die-hard fans that will have had time to really get to know the game during the Beta phase and plan on spending a lot of time with us online."
From the core team behind the global blockbuster action RPG DiabloÂ®, Hellgate: London represents the next leap in the evolution of the genre, combining the depth and addictive gameplay of traditional RPGs with the visceral action of first-person shooters. Featuring a deep, story-driven campaign with over 40 hours of gameplay, Hellgate: London can be played alone offline or online through the entire campaign experience for free in a safe, client-server environment. For those players who want to extend their Hellgate: London experience, Flagship is offering an optional subscription service which will give players access to huge amounts of content on an ongoing basis in the form of quests, character classes, demons, items, etc.
Hellgate: London has been rated 'M' for Mature by the ESRB and has been rated '18+' by PEGI. Visit www.esrb.org or www.pegionline.eu for more ratings information. For more information about the game, log onto http://info.ea.com or the game's official website at www.hellgatelondon.com.
1 A Dye Kit is an in-game item that lets you colour your online character's armour set to a particular theme, determined by the retailer you purchased your pre-order from. Your specific Dye Kit information can be found on your pre-order card that contains the code. This item is linked to your account when you enter your pre-order code. However, it is not available for use in the Beta, but only in the Live (retail) version of the game.