It looks like Rift will have some competition when it comes to MMO world domination, as CCP Games today announced a date for EVE Online‘s expansion into Japan. CCP will handle the development of the game and handle gameplay-related customer issues, while partnering with MapleStory creator Nexon, to handle general customer service, billing, and local marketing and PR.
The EVE servers will go online in Japan on March 29, Tokyo time (March 28 stateside), which happens to be two days before CCP’s agreement with CDC Games to operate the game in China expires, on March 31. CCP has already found a new partner for China, TianCity, which will start up its service in Q2 2012 with the debut of the New Era release.
So how many yen does a monocle cost, anyway?