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
First Novel in New Series Explores Depth of the Fantasy MMORPG Game World
CHERTSEY, 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.
The cover of the upcoming novel, Empire in Chaos.
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 works.”
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 something special.”
For further information about the novel, EMPIRE IN CHAOS, visit www.blacklibrary.com.