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The highly anticipated continuation to The Matrix film trilogy, The Matrix Online has gone gold and is on track for a March 22, 2005 launch. The MMOG, co-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA, will take tens of thousands of players down the rabbit hole and unveil a story full of twists and turns allowing them to take an active role in helping determining the future of the Matrix saga.

Developed by Monolith Productions in conjunction with the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix Trilogy, the game will be a re-creation of the virtual world of the Matrix, employing cutting edge 3-D graphics, networking and server technology. Gameplay in The Matrix Online will be based on intricate and exciting "wire-fu" combat, an extensive mission structure, social interaction and completely customizable skill and ability system.

The Matrix Online also features many of the original talent from the films - Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Monica Bellucci (Persephone), Mary Alice (The Oracle), Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian), Harold Perrineau Jr. (Link), Harry Lennix (Lock), Nona Gaye (Zee), Collin Chou (Seraph) and Tanveer Atwal (Sati).

Gamers wanting to delve into the secrets of The Matrix Online before the game hits store shelves can check out a Sneak Preview event on Saturday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. PST and ending at 9:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 15.

Players will get a chance to see the newest version of the game, including many storyline elements from the continuation of The Matrix trilogy. Also, major player achievements and events that take place during The Matrix Online Sneak Preview will be published in the next issue of The Official Magazine of The Matrix Online. This is a unique opportunity for players to become a real part of Matrix history. Information on the Sneak Preview event is available at:

www.thematrixonline.com/web/live/sneakpreview.jsp

The Matrix Online will be sold through all major game retailers for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $49.99. Gamers can either subscribe online for a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 or purchase pre-paid game cards with 60 days worth of playtime for $29.99.

Fans who pre-order The Matrix Online will enjoy the added bonus of special in-game abilities, access to the beta and an early entrance into the game. There's still time to take the plunge and pre-order; simply go to: www.thematrixonline.com/preorder.html

For more information on The Matrix Online, please visit the official website at:
www.thematrixonline.com
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