ArchLord, the epic fantasy MMORPG where one player can rise to become the ruler of the world, is to become a free to play service with no monthly subscription fee, Codemasters Online Gaming announced today.
As of the 4th January 2007, no further subscription payments will be required to play ArchLord. The period of 4th December to 4th January 2007 will be the games last official billing period before the game switches to a service with no monthly subscription fee.
Existing 3, 6 or 12-month ArchLord subscribers will be eligible for refunds as part of the switch to a free to play service; for further details visit www.archlordgame.com/freetoplay
As ArchLord moves to being a free to play game, Codemasters Online Gaming will be offering free in-game credits to all existing and future players. The credits will enable players to access the Chantra shop and purchase a range of in-game enhancements to assist players within the game.
ArchLord will continue to receive content updates, including the hotly-anticipated Episode 2, a free expansion, which is due to launch in the coming weeks and will available to all existing players.
New players who purchase a retail copy of ArchLord will also be able to play without paying for a subscription. The ArchLord retail box provides players with 30 days free play and, at the end of this period, the game will have switched to its free subscription model.
Comments Adam McGowan, Product Marketing Manager for Codemasters Online Gaming,
"We are extremely pleased to offer gamers the chance to play ArchLord for free. With both the switch to free to play and huge new forthcoming content updates in the form of the free new Episode 2 expansion, we hope to see many more players joining ArchLord, taking their opportunity to raise an army and rule the world."
For further details on the free to play service, visit www.archlordgame.com/freetoplay
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ArchLord is a free to play fantasy themed MMORPG that holds a unique competitive premise for gamers: the opportunity to rise to become the game world's supreme ruler. Throughout this epic quest-based role-playing title set in the game world's Middle Ages, every month one player will gain control of the world and with it the opportunity to wreak havoc as they are crowned supreme ArchLord. Visit the game's official website online at www.archlordgame.comPlayers can immortalise themselves in history and leave behind their legacy as they set about their heroic struggle for ArchLord supremacy, and with it gain control over powerful monsters, epic bodyguards and even wreak havoc from the skies with their very own mighty ArchLord Dragon mount. Players take their pick from 3 powerful races including Humans, Orcs or the enchanting Moon Elves. Learn and master character skills and develop them through a range of engaging quests and combat. One the most advanced PVP systems ever seen within any MMO including full blown castle sieges, epic guild on guild battles incorporating hundreds of players and free battle areas where players can challenge their rivals. The mystical world of Chantra is fantastically realised with astounding character detail and gorgeous landscapes. Outstanding in game audio recorded by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra only acts to further enhance the gaming experience.