Bioware and Microsoft Game Studios have announced that Jade Empire has gone gold. The action-RPG will hit retail stores in North America on April 12th with a UK release soon after. Fans of the game will be able to pick up a Limited Edition copy that comes packaged in a hologram box and features a bonus character that isn't included in the standard release of the game.

Jade Empire puts you under the guidance of a great master who teaches you many martial arts styles and mystical powers. As you venture across beautiful lands you will face mythical beasts and powerful martial artists, with each fight furthering your quest to be a master of martial arts. Look for a full review of Jade Empire near the game's release.