GOA and Mythic Entertainment today announced the European release date of 18th September 2008 for the eagerly awaited MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, as well as confirming retail launch offerings and subscription fees.

“GOA is thrilled at the prospect of opening the doors to the world of Warhammer Online very soon", said Ghislaine Le Rhun, Managing Director of GOA. "As the development of Warhammer Online continued to accelerate, we have been gearing up to support the launch, building a massive server infrastructure, localizing millions of words and recruiting a top notch team of experts in their fields. We look forward to sharing the fun we're having on the battlefields of WAR".

“The countdown has officially begun. Mark your calendars! September 18th is the Day of Reckoning”, said Mark Jacobs, founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. “For the last three years, the entire team at Mythic has poured their hearts into making Warhammer Online the next great MMORPG. We are so excited to open up this world and share it with the fans that will live in it, quest in it, go to war in it and make it come alive.”

From launch, subscriptions can be purchased online and within the game. The European pricing structure follows;

- 1 month for 12.99€ (NZ$28.50)
- 3 months for 35.97€ (NZ$78.80)
- 6 months for 65.94€ (NZ$144.50)

No further information regarding a New Zealand release or pricing structure has been forthcoming at this time, but we'll let you know as soon as EA NZ confirm.