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Rise of the Argonauts for UK in Feb

But rest of Europe get game today.

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Codemasters has stamped a 6th February UK release date on action role-playing game Rise of the Argonauts.

Bizarrely, the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 game has launched around the rest of Europe today. The UK missed the boat because of retail shelf-space problems.

"It was quite literally a retail issue," the publisher told us in a statement. "We tried to get the game into retail here in the UK in line with everybody else, but they simply could not offer us the shelf space that the game deserved at such a busy time within the retail sector.

"As a result, we decided to hold back the UK launch of the game until we could get the shelf space we believe the title deserves."

Rise of the Argonauts launches across the US on 16th February, and Continental Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia today.

Rise of the Argonauts follows the adventure of King Jason as he sets sail around Ancient Greece in search of the Golden Fleece, a legendary artefact that can bring his murdered wife back to life.

And he's not alone; along the way various famous faces from the mythical past will join his cause: Hercules, Achilles, Pan and more.

Developed by Liquid Entertainment, Rise of the Argonauts has also tried to discard many of the time-consuming aspects of traditional RPGs, in favour of a streamlined, un-broken experience.

The result will be something we think sits between Titan Quest and God of War. We're still very much in RPG land, however, with loot to pick, skill-trees to climb, dialogue to navigate and characters to customise.

Head over to our Rise of the Argonauts gamepage to find out more.

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