Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Archeage, the medieval fantasy MMORPG developed by Korean studio XL Games. While it’s been out in Eastern territories like South Korea and Russia for a while now, the rest of us have been waiting (im)patiently for Trion games to give us a release date for North America.

Well, wait no longer!

Trion announced at this year’s PAX Prime that the release date is sooner than we imagined: September 16th, 2014. However, if you’re a Founder, that date is bumped up to September 12th (due to your 4-day Headstart). Can’t wait that long? Open beta will commence this Thursday, running from September 4th-8th.

For those who don’t know, Archeage is a game which focuses heavily on farming, economy, and customization in order to create a self-sustaining and ever-changing virtual world. Everything is up for grabs in Archeage, so it naturally fosters PvP – and alliances. I have a feeling that we may see some very interesting guild dynamics come from it here in North America, and I can’t wait to start covering it.

Haven’t heard about Archeage? Want to learn more? Just want to absorb as much information as possible because you’re that excited (or is that just me)? Start here:

Are you looking forward to Archeage?