Trion Worlds sent over a press release announcing that its fantasy MMORPG Rift is scheduled to be available in North America on March 1st and in Europe on March 4th, with preorders available starting today. Customers who preorder Rift will be able to choose one of the three exclusive in-game pets, and are eligible to participate in the head-start period anticipated to begin February 24th. Preorder customers will also be granted access to play in all remaining closed-beta events. Available for purchase online and at select retail outlets, the Standard, Digital Collector's and Retail Collector's Editions of the game will sell for £34.99, £39.99 and £49.99, respectively. The standard monthly subscription rate for the game will be £8.99.