Well, it's officially official. En Masse Entertainment is launching its long-awaited TERA MMO on May 1st in North America. A posting on the game's website confirms the date, and it also mentions both standard and collector's edition offerings, the contents of which will be revealed in February.
In the meantime, En Masse is accepting beta applications, and the company also promises "lots more in store" for the month of January.
TERA was originally developed by Bluehole Studio; the title launched in Korea in early 2011. The game is a high fantasy MMORPG focused around action combat and featuring an endgame political system.
[Update: Frogster has also announced that the EU version of TERA will be available on May 3rd.]