Berlin, 04.12.2009: For more than a week now Bounty Bay Online players have been exploring the new add-on and finding out just what lies beyond the horizon, across the seven seas. Among other things, they’ll come across the continent of South America for the very first time as well as five new character classes, the active pet system and some new instances. The ‘Beyond the Horizon’ release also makes camouflage uniforms available to players. In total there are 37 new decorative as well as useful clothing items which immediately disguise the equipment a character is actually carrying, so making other players unable to judge their strength. In PvP combat in particular, the camo clothing is a real trump card: The new uniforms don’t only hide the current equipping of the character, they also increase various player attributes, such as the speed they can run, so giving them extra advantages. Female characters can cloak themselves in 21 new outfits, like the Greek camo dress, or a camo suit which makes them look like the Grim Reaper. Male characters can shield themselves from the prying of others with a total of 16 new camouflage uniforms, such as the battledress or an Asiatic-style outfit.
‘Beyond the Horizon’ is the third and most comprehensive add-on for Bounty Bay Online to date. The micro site http://bth.bountybayonline.de explains all of the details of the newly released add-on. There is also a trailer available on the official website: http://www.bountybayonline.de/de/videos,id10,bbo_trailer_beyond_horizon.html. Just like its predecessors, ‘Beyond the Horizon’ is available to download free of charge. The download of the main program and the update can be made at www.bountybayonline.de.
Bounty Bay Online has also been nominated in the category of ‘Best Community Support’ in the LevelUp Award 2010, the first ever media awards for online games. Voting for the awards will be open until 30th January at www.levelup-award.de.
About Bounty Bay Online
With Bounty Bay Online players enter the Age of Discoveries from the 15th to the 17th century. MMO fans are able to choose an online career as a merchant, sailor, fisherman, pirate or adventurer and make their fortune at land and on the seven seas. Alone or with a guild of players, many adventures and gripping quests lie on their way. Thousands of ancient discoveries on all continents like the pyramids of Gizah or the Chinese Wall are waiting to be explored. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the seas, strong guilds can take control of cities and entire colonies and thus decide upon their destiny. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade system based on supply and demand. In April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an integrated item shop as an alternative to the subscription model, so that new sailors can now roam the Seven Seas without any fixed costs. More information is available on www.bountybayonline.com.
• Hundreds of authentic ship models
• Land and sea combat
• More than 60 realistic towns and harbours in historical authentic style
• Guilds can conquer towns
• Trade system based on supply and demand
• Free Colony Add-on: Guilds can now found their own colonies and then decide upon the rules in their territories.
• The comprehensive expansion ‘Beyond the Horizon’ allows a complete circumvention of the world for the first time and will contain new cities, one new continent, some new instances and many new quest.
• Launch of the German version in February of 2007
• Launch of the English version in September of 2007
• Launch of the French version in November of 2008
• Over 250.000 registered players in Europe
• Hundreds of active guilds
The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG , listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO games with an internal team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 120 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In June 2008, Frogster won the “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Köhler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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