Trion Worlds announced today that Rift™, the hotly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), and the publisher’s first product offering, has launched. Rift is now on sale at select North American retail and digital outlets, and will be available in Australia on Wednesday, March 2nd, pan-European countries on Thursday, March 3rd, and in the UK on Friday, March 4th.
“Rift offers the most exciting, most social, most dynamic online gameplay today,” said Lars Buttler, CEO of Trion Worlds. “Our amazing development team has created an incredibly polished and complete MMORPG that carefully builds upon and then improves winning features that gamers love. Those features are then topped off with unprecedented freedom of choice and epic social events in an ever-evolving world of dynamic conflict.”
In Rift, the world of Telara is under siege from eight primal forces after the magical ward protecting the planet shatters. Joining either the technomagical Defiant or divinely-appointed Guardians, players assume the role of an Ascended hero brought back from the dead to fight the planar invaders and save Telara. Featuring an innovative class-building system, massive dynamic battles in an ever-changing world, and incredible social gameplay, Rift enters the online gaming arena as the new gold-standard in MMORPGs.
Available for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, or Windows® 7, the Standard Edition, Digital Collector’s Edition, and Retail Collector’s Edition of the game sell for $49.99, $59.99 and $79.99 USD, respectively. Rift is also available as a digital download at RIFT – Products.
The standard monthly subscription rate for the game will be $14.99 USD. Trion is also offering a limited-time “Founder’s Pricing” plan, featuring a $9.99 USD per month price for a multi-month subscription. For more information on Founder’s
Pricing and subscription details, visit RIFT – Subscription Information.