Developer CCP has listed the contents of the upcoming retail release of EVE Online this March 10th, which is to include the impending Apocrypha update.
The 60 day game time can be used to extend an existing account, or split in two and sold for in-game currency within EVE. It'll come with an "exclusive new ship, the Interbus Shuttle," too.
It's going to sell for about $34.95 in the States and around £29.99 in the UK meaning the cost almost covers what you'd pay for two months of EVE Online if you just downloaded the client. It's a good deal for someone looking to get into the MMO.
Here are the exclusive contents of the retail package:
- 60 Day Game Time – Useable by both new and current players.
Instant War Access – Retail box buyers will receive an in-game certificate that will give them instant access to Factional Warfare, while other users have to spend considerable time earning the right to fight for the factions.
- Career Guide – For the first in the history of EVE, CCP will offer players goals in the form of what career they want to pursue and the inside advice on how to get there. This might become the biggest thing in this box if this works well.
- VIP Pass – Players are told how they can invite their friends and give them VIP Access to EVE Online in the form an extended trial and if the friend becomes a subscriber the player will get a 30 day free game time added to their account.
- Special Edition Ship – Players will get an exclusive ship in-game. It is special type of a shuttle that is ideal to move things around due to much increased cargo space. This is the first time CCP has created an exclusive ship, so we believe our current player base will be very interested in this.