TERA pre-order and closed-beta plans revealed
by Jeff Mattas, shacknews.com, Feb 3, 2012 5:00PM PST
Bluehole Studio's upcoming action-based MMO TERA is gearing up for its May 1 launch, and publisher En Masse Entertainment has revealed that those who pre-order the game will be granted access to its closed-beta testing period and "Head Start" early-access program. Details about the bonus items included in the game's "Collector's" and "Limited Collector's" editions were also shared.
The Collector's Edition of TERA--which will be available in both digital and physical flavors and retail for $59.99--will come with pre-order goodies, including "the Regal Frostlion Mount for in-game mounted travel, and two equippable items: the level 15 Velik's Bloodstone Necklace and the level 40 Shakan's Bloodstone Necklace."
There will also be a Limited Edition Collector's Edition (retail box only) for $79.99, which will also include "collectable items such as a Letter of Marque, a canvas world map, a field guide, a Valkyon Federation-issued compass, and a game soundtrack."
As mentioned, pre-ordering folks will also get access to TERA's closed-beta period, which takes place during various intervals from February through April. Additionally, those who pre-order will also get early-launch access the weekend before the official release, via a "Head Start" program. The schedule is as follows:
- Closed Beta Test 1: February 10 – 12
- Closed Beta Test 2: February 24 – 26
- Closed Beta Test 3: March 9 – 11
- Closed Beta Test 4: March 23 – 25
- Closed Beta Test 5: April 6 – 8
- Open Beta Test: April 19 – 22
- Head Start: April 28 – May 1
The Open Beta Test noted above will be open to the general public.
If you're interested in pre-ordering TERA, you can do so from the official En Masse Entertainment website.