Trion announces first worldwide Rift event

It's been less than a month since Trion Worlds launched their new fantasy MMORPG Rift, and already they are announcing the game's first worldwide event.

Starting next Wednesday, March 30th, players will take on Alsbeth the Discordant and the inhabitants of the Plane of Death as massive invasions erupt across every zone in Telara. The event will take place over the course of a week and will allow players of all levels to get in on the action. Hundreds of new, exclusive items will be available, including a Spectral Horse mount and a disguise that turns an Ascended into the undead. Once the rifts are sealed, however, Trion says the items will be gone for good.

In addition to the worldwide event, Trion is opening up a new 20-man raid zone called "River of Souls," where both Guardians and the Defiant can wade through hordes of reanimated dead to take on Alsbeth herself.