Now that Warhammer Online
's Dwarf Slayer class has made its brazen introduction by asking all of WAR
's subscribers to "Kiss My Axe (While I Drink My Beer
)," a new event is rolling onto the stage. From April 20 - 27, the armies of WAR
will be playing Hungry Hungry Hippo over the wreckage of mysterious airships in "Beyond the Sands." Taking place in the dirty South amidst the Land of the Dead, "Beyond the Sands" is the second event in the Call to Arms live expansion.
Completing the epic scavenging will net you the unique event titles of "Grave Robber" and "The Eternal" Tomb Kings trophies. The Aviator Goggles -- a helm item with special properties -- is saved for only the "truly dedicated."
"This live event is just a small taste of the Tomb Kings-themed undead mayhem still to come," said Mythic VP and GM Mark Jacobs.
In a somewhat poor marketing move, there's no video, screenshots, or even a tavern chanty to accompany this announcement. So, if you aren't already a subscriber to WAR
, I'm guessing you'll just have to use your imagination
The Call to Arms Continues to Echo Throughout the Lands of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
with the ‘Beyond the Sands’ In-Game Live Event
Mythic Entertainment Launches the Second Event in the Call to Arms Live Expansion
FAIRFAX, Va. - April 20, 2009 – Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced the start of ‘Beyond the Sands’ - the next major event in the Call to Arms live expansion for Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR). From April 20 to April 27, the armies of WAR will clash over the wreckage of mysterious airships that fell from the sky and puzzle over the appearance of strange artifacts from far-off lands. Those looking for answers will need to cast their gaze south to the Land of the Dead, where the Tomb Kings reign supreme.
This week, adventurers from the forces of Order and Destruction will be tasked with recovering the artifacts of the Nehekharan Kings and subduing their vengeful Liche Priests. Those who successfully complete the epic tasks at hand will be rewarded with exotic treasure and glory, including the unique event titles of ‘Grave Robber’ and ‘The Eternal,’ Tomb Kings trophies, and – for the truly dedicated – Aviator Goggles, a helm item with special properties.
“The next big event in the Call to Arms live expansion has arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Mark Jacobs, vice president and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. “‘Beyond the Sands’ introduces the ancient and eternal Tomb Kings to WAR, a game already packed with amazing content. This live event is just a small taste of the Tomb Kings-themed, undead mayhem still to come!”
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. For more information about the game and to download the free 10-day trial, visit www.warhammeronline.com.