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Pre-order incentives and collectors edition for RIFT

Posted by: Chad at 12/29/2010 7:55 AM
Wait, what is this?  There was actually some news released today during one of the slowest gaming news weeks of the year!  RIFT (which has apparently dropped its "Planes of Telara" subtitle) is currently on track for a March 2011 release.  Trion Worlds has indicated that a Collector's Edition will be made available for the game that will include:
  • 8GB USB Drive: Exclusive flash drive branded with the Rift logo
  • Official RIFT Soundtrack
  • SteelSeries gaming mouse pad with art from the Fire Rift   
  • Telara Chronicles Trade Hardcover - all five issues of the graphic novel based on the Rift universe in one hardbound book
The Collector's Edition will carry a $30 premium over the $50 Standard Edition.  However, all who pre-order will get exclusive in-game items.  A few of them are tied to specific retailers so take a look at the full press release if you are interested.


TRION DETAILS RIFTTM COLLECTOR’S EDITION AND PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVES

Trion Worlds today announced plans for the limited-release Collector’s Edition of Rift, the upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game that pits players against six planes of reality on the besieged world of Telara. Available only at select retailers, the special edition includes the following exclusive items in addition to the game client DVD:

Exclusive in-game digital items:
  • Ancient Tartagon Mount: Available at level 20, this turtle mount increases player speed by 60%
  • Collector’s Satchel: Increases the size of your primary backpack to 24 slots
  • Bogling Wastrel: This unique pet sets you apart from the other Ascended

Exclusive in-box premium items:
  • 8GB USB Drive: Exclusive flash drive branded with the Rift logo
  • Official Rift Soundtrack: Featuring 17 epic tracks from acclaimed game composer Inon Zur
  • SteelSeries gaming mouse pad featuring detailed art of a blistering Fire Rift
  • Telara Chronicles Trade Hardcover: All five issues of the gripping graphic novel miniseries based on the Rift universe in one limited-edition hardbound book
Those who pre-order either the standard or Collector’s Edition of Rift will receive their choice of the following in-game pets:
  • Cockatrice Chick, Deep One Spawnling or Hellhound Pup. Additionally, players who pre-purchase the game at select retailers will get one of the following exclusive weapon enchantments. Each rune grants your character +3 Endurance and protects against that element.
  • Blazing Sourcestone Rune (Steam): Fire touches your weapon, causing it to burst into flame. (+10 Fire Resist)
  • Crystalline Sourcestone Rune (Amazon): Earth touches you weapon, encasing it in crystal. (+10 Earth Resist)
  • Frozen Sourcestone Rune (Best Buy): Water touches your weapon, encasing it in frost. (+10 Water Resist)
  • Pulsing Sourcestone Rune (Direct2Drive): Life touches your weapon, causing it to pulse with life energy. (+10 Life Resist)
  • Shrouded Sourcestone Rune (Trion direct and all other 3rd party digital retailers): Death touches your weapon, shrouding it in darkness. (+10 Death Resist)
  • Swirling Sourcestone Rune (GameStop): Air touches your weapon, wreathing it in lightning (+10 Air Resist)