We just just received word that the latest expansion for AO title "Alien Invasion" has just gone gold. It should be on store shelves on September 1, 2004. Here is the official press release:
Durham, USA - August 10, 2004 - Funcom announces that Anarchy Online - Alien Invasion has gone gold. The forthcoming Anarchy Online expansion pack is packed with fun and innovative features, bringing the finest sci-fi MMORPG on the market a huge step forward.
"With this expansion we seek to further strengthen the sci-fi aspects of Anarchy Online," said Game Director Marius Enge, "Not only that, we have filled the expansion pack to the brim with unique and fast-paced action features, as well as a host of socially orientated features like player-made towns and guild houses. I believe that the combined package of Alien Invasion and the original AO will further cement our reputation as the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG"
Funcom is also implementing a brand new beginner experience with the coming of Alien Invasion. The new sci-fi orientated beginner playfield lowers the entrance barrier into the world of Anarchy Online, allowing everyone a more entertaining beginner experience.
New action features:
- Repel massive world-spanning invasions by a ferocious alien race
- Provoke alien city invasions! Experience epic large-scale warfare for entire guilds!
- Attack and board alien spaceships
- Discover and utilize powerful alien weapons, armor, technology and perks
- Challenge yourself on numerous new quests
- Experience a brand new beginner area
New social features:
- Build epic cities with powerful benefits
- Construct towering guild houses
- Decorate cities with extra fixtures
- Set up your own player-controlled shops
- Access revised tradeskill interface and item search tool
- Dress up in a wide array exciting new social clothes
- Rule the sky in futuristic flying vehicles
The expansion pack will include the full version of Anarchy Online, Anarchy Online - Notum Wars and Anarchy Online ? Alien Invasion, as well as 30 days of included gametime for new accounts. Suggested retail price is 29.95 USD \ EUR. Customers who pre-order Alien Invasion prior to launch are entitled to 10 exclusive and hilarious Leet pets. More information on pre-order program, eligible partners and images can be found on www.anarchy-online.com\preorder