Originally this was only extended to Collectors Edition pre-order copies but EA has decided to include the standard versions too.
Securing your copy with "select retail participants" will net fans access 11 days before the official release on September 18th. Closed beta gamers will crossover too.
"For three years we have been saying that 'WAR is coming' and the team has been working hard to deliver on this promise," explained Mark Jacobs, Mythic general manager.
Participating retailers include Best Buy, GameStop, GameCrazy, Amazon.com, GoGamer.com and of course EAStore.com.
"In just a few weeks, we are going to throw open our doors and invite more players into the game than ever before. They will have a chance to delve into the open beta and see for themselves that WAR has arrived and it is glorious!"
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19 August 2008 | By Simon Priest