EA Mythic and Games Workshop couldn't be too closer companies. Every
time I check in with them, it seems like an employee has gone to one
company or the other and each of the executives in charge of their
projects seem to be completely content dealing with their respective
counterparts. At Leipzig GC, we talked with Jon Gillard, who expressed
his respect and admiration for the job the EA Mythic team is doing.
Now Games Workshop and EA Mythic have come together to create an
original novel based on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. There will
be a series of books featuring the story in the game, and it looks to
be published in early 2008 Check out the official release and a
NOVEL BASED ON HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
WARHAMMER ONLINE: AGE OF RECKONING
style="font-weight: bold;">First Novel
in New Series Explores Depth of the Fantasy MMORPG Game World
UK – August 31, 2007 – Electronic Arts
Inc. and BL Publishing, a division of Games Workshop, announced today
that BL Publishing will release an original novel based on the highly
anticipated MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of
Reckoning™ (WAR). The first book in the new series of novels
set in the Age of Reckoning, EMPIRE IN CHAOS will be available in all
major bookstores and on the BL Publishing website in early 2008.
style="font-style: italic;">The cover of the
upcoming novel, Empire in Chaos.
In EMPIRE IN CHAOS, by noted Games Workshop author Anthony Reynolds,
the lands of the Empire are being ravaged by a terrible plague. When
Annaliese Jaeger's village is overrun and destroyed by mutants, she and
an injured Elf captive are the only survivors. As the two unlikely
companions fight their way towards Black Fire Pass, Annaliese discovers
within herself powers of courage and faith that inspire all around her.
With a grizzled Witch Hunter and a Dwarf Ironbreaker, the heroes battle
alongside the armies of the Empire and the Dwarfs, above and below the
earth, against greenskin tribes and the hordes of Chaos. Together, they
must find their courage and help turn back the tides of darkness, lest
all of the Empire be lost.
Mark Jacobs, VP and General Manager at EA Mythic commented,
“We’re excited to be working with BL Publishing and
Anthony Reynolds to bring our game to life and explore the rich depth
of WAR’s epic story. BL Publishing has released many great
novels set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer world and we are
proud to have a book based on our game join the ranks of such notable
Anthony Reynolds, the author of the novel remarked, “The
Warhammer world is a grim place, full of horror, violence and dark
humor, and the EA Mythic team have really brought that to life -
faithfully creating a living, breathing, bellicose world being torn
apart by constant warfare. It's the perfect backdrop for a novel. I'd
been following the progress of the game for some time and it was easy
to see that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was going to be
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