LOS ANGELES - March 4, 2013 - Snail Games today announced that the highly anticipated martial arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Age of Wushu will launch online in North America on April 10, 2013. A retail box version will be available later in April.
Age of Wushu offers a unique, versatile sandbox experience in ancient China where players can relive more than 2,000 years of Wuxia tradition. Players will soon have the opportunity to channel their inner Wuxia and fulfill their hero's destiny as they journey to master the ancient art of Wushu.
"Age of Wushu brings an authentic presentation of Chinese martial arts to devoted players, and with its innovative combat, cultivation and offline play, the game creates a unique martial-arts experience," said Tyler Rawlins, Age of Wushu content generation lead at Snail Games. "The beta has been a great way to connect with the player community and introduce a real world of Wushu to the Western audience. We received and incorporated an abundance of player feedback during beta and can now announce an official launch date for Age of Wushu."
Age of Wushu's upcoming U.S. launch follows immense success in China -- where there are more than 10 million registered players -- and brings one of the most visually stunning MMOs to North America. A full retail box version of the game will be available in late April for $20 at select retailers and will include more than $75 of in-game bonuses.
About Age of Wushu
Endorsed by martial artist legend and wushu champion Jet-Li, Age of Wushu is the world's first true Wuxia themed MMORPG, with cutting edge graphics and innovative gameplay. Players must journey to master the ancient Chinese art of Wushu, delving into their character's unique story and facing the consequences of every action without the crutch of MMO staples like levels and classes. From a team of 300 developers and over five years in the making, Age of Wushu is currently in beta and will be available as a free-to-play title on PC systems via digital download on April 10, 2013. A box retail version will be released later in April. For more information about Age of Wushu or to sign up for Beta access, visit: http://www.ageofwushu.com. Players who participate in beta will retain all guilds, titles and characters when the game launches in April.
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Named as one of the "Top Game Developers Worldwide," Snail Game is a leading developer of MMO and interactive online games in China. Founded in October 2000, Snail Game's growing library of titles includes 5 Street, Age of Armor, Voyage Century, Heroes of Gaia, and the upcoming MMORPG Black Gold. Snail Game's wildly popular titles are currently sold and distributed worldwide. To learn more about Snail Game, please visit: http://www.snailgame.net.