Good grief, but this game has taken forever to find its release date. Carbine Studios and publisher NCsoft have announced that the long-time-coming MMORPG WildStar will be out on 03 June 2014. Alongside the release date announcement, NCsoft revealed a Deluxe Edition of the game, as well as a collection of pre-order bonuses for those wanting to throw money at their screens before 03 June.
The Deluxe Edition of WildStar comes with an Eldan hoverboard, a title for your character, a costume and a dye set for whatever armour you choose to clad your space-beastie in. Both the Standard and the Deluxe editions come with 30 days of playtime, seven guest passes and Eldan décor items for your player housing.
Insofar as pre-orders are concerned, you’ll get an exclusive Rocket House, exclusive in-game item, a piece of décor for your house and an expanded inventory. In addition to the digital goodies, pre-orders will also come with beta weekend access and access to the full game three days before it releases to anyone else. I guess that means you’ll be able to grind your way to higher levels so that you look extra cool when the game releases to those cheapskate bastards who didn’t want to pre-order.
As usual with WildStar, a new and thoroughly entertaining trailer has been released, which details the pre-order bonuses.
Whichever version of the game you purchase comes with 30 days game time. Once that’s up you need to pay $14.99 per month to keep playing. That or there’s an intricate system that allow you to utilise in-game currency to purchase an item called C.R.E.D.D. which turns into game time. You can read about that here.