Trion Worlds announced that their dynamic fantasy MMORPG Rift has been today released in North America, both in retail and digital outlets, with other regions to follow within this week; in Australia the title will be launched on Wednesday, March 2nd, in the pan-European countries on Thursday, March 3rd, and in the UK on Friday, March 4th. Rift is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional "rifts" that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe. Rifts and other dynamic events can be triggered by players, scheduled by the development team, or even occur spontaneously. Dynamic events within the game can lead to a range of changes across the world, including everything from minor events to dramatic shifts in the game's landscape and the opening of new areas. Players will connect with hundreds of thousands of other gamers to battle creatures overrunning the world, as well as each other. A new video dev diary is now locally mirrored.