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After switching publishers and delays, The Matrix Online is now finally gold. You will be able to start learning kung fu on March 22. It's hard to judge how well this game will be received with the lukewarm reception of the last two movies and the long time frame between them and the release but fans of the Matrix will be happy to hear the game is finally going to be released.
The Matrix Online Goes Gold

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA title to be released
March 22

The highly anticipated continuation to The Matrix film trilogy, The
Matrix Online has gone gold and is on track for a March 22, 2005 launch.
The MMOG, co-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and
SEGA, will take tens of thousands of players down the rabbit hole and
unveil a story full of twists and turns allowing them to take an active
role in helping determining the future of the Matrix saga.

Developed by Monolith Productions in conjunction with the Wachowski
Brothers, creators of The Matrix Trilogy, the game will be a re-creation
of the virtual world of the Matrix, employing cutting edge 3-D graphics,
networking and server technology. Gameplay in The Matrix Online will be
based on intricate and exciting "wire-fu" combat, an extensive mission
structure, social interaction and completely customizable skill and
ability system.

The Matrix Online also features many of the original talent from the
films - Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Monica Bellucci (Persephone),
Mary Alice (The Oracle), Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian), Harold
Perrineau Jr. (Link), Harry Lennix (Lock), Nona Gaye (Zee), Collin Chou
(Seraph) and Tanveer Atwal (Sati).

Gamers wanting to delve into the secrets of The Matrix Online before the
game hits store shelves can check out a Sneak Preview event on Saturday,
March 12 at 12:00 p.m. PST and ending at 9:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March
15. Players will get a chance to see the newest version of the game,
including many storyline elements from the continuation of The Matrix
trilogy. Also, major player achievements and events that take place
during The Matrix Online Sneak Preview will be published in the next
issue of The Official Magazine of The Matrix Online. This is a unique
opportunity for players to become a real part of Matrix history.
Information on the Sneak Preview event is available at:

The Matrix Online will be sold through all major game retailers for a
suggested retail price (SRP) of $49.99. Gamers can either subscribe
online for a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 or purchase pre-paid
game cards with 60 days worth of playtime for $29.99.

Fans who pre-order The Matrix Online will enjoy the added bonus of
special in-game abilities, access to the beta and an early entrance into
the game. There's still time to take the plunge and pre-order; simply
go to: www.thematrixonline.com/preorder.html

For more information on The Matrix Online, please visit the official
website at: www.thematrixonline.com
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