Matrix Online ship date announced

Sega of America’s new massively multi-player online game, Matrix Online, now has a ship date set. That date is January 18, 2005. The release date change from November is to coordinate the US launch with the European publisher.

Of course, it’s also possible it simply isn’t ready yet. Either way, Sega has a special treat for those who pre-order the game. Pre-orders begin next week and those that do so will get three special bonuses. The first is access to a closed beta beginning on November 18, 2004. The second is access to the final version of the game three days before its release. The third is all pre-order players will automatically have an advanced-level ability called the “hyper jump.”

Thanks to Lethem2