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Return to Dereth, the original fantasy MMO world, in Asheron's Call®: Throne of Destiny™ out today for PC.

Asheron's Call®, the first in the multiple award winning MMO series that boasts a 6-year heritage, returns to Europe today, Friday 22nd July, with the launch of Asheron's Call: Throne of DestinyTM.

Developed and published by Turbine, Inc., Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny is the third instalment for one of the original, critically acclaimed and most popular MMOs in the PC gaming market, which first launched in 1999.

Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny includes the original Asheron's Call game, the Throne of Destiny expansion and the first expansion pack, Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty®, giving new players the ability to jump right into the action without having to purchase any of the previous titles.

The Throne of Destiny expansion brings an exhaustive amount of new gameplay with over 50 new content updates to compliment the existing episodic content. It is being distributed in Europe by Codemasters and carries a RRP of £19.99 and includes one month's free subscription.

The new expansion pack delivers an overhauled visual engine, a new playable race, the Viamontians, and a challenge to experienced gamers with a new high-level play system that rewards players with skill credits.

Throne of Destiny presents an epic new storyline that pits players against the encroaching menace of the Viamontians, a race bent on conquering Dereth. In the battle to defeat these would-be rulers, the people of Dereth uncover new depths and participate in a bitter struggle for power.

With new weapons, armour, rare items and quests, there's also a new high-level play system that rewards players with skill credits. Players can also choose to play Asheron's Call as the warlike Viamontians and explore their unique archipelago in the north of Dereth.

Return to Dereth today and discover how this incredible MMO world has evolved over 6 years in Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny now available for PC. For more see www.codemasters.co.uk/asheronscall and http://ac.turbine.com/

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Graphics Upgrade: Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny features a substantial upgrade of Turbine's first generation graphics engine, The Turbine Engine®. The game will upgrade to DX9 and add 5,000 repainted textures. As a result, Throne of Destiny will have dramatically enhanced texture sizes, resulting in more detailed characters, creatures and landscapes.

New Playable Race: Players can now choose to play Asheron's Call as a warlike Viamontian, which have long been the scourge of the nations of Ispar. The Viamontians' bids for continental domination have finally resulted in a rapidly expanding kingdom under the leadership of King Varicci. Along with the new race, players will discover and explore a unique archipelago in the North of Dereth, which is held by the Viamontians.

Raised Level Cap: Throne of Destiny challenges elder players in Dereth with a new high level cap of 275. With the new level cap comes skill credits to activate precious gems that augment their characters, such as extra carrying pack storage slots and lesser death penalties.

Rare Items: Adventurers in Dereth occasionally come across advantageous rare items that are scattered across the land. Some of the items are transitory and may be used only once, while others are eternal and may be used over and over again. However, players will lose the precious rare items should their characters meet their demise.

Throne of Destiny includes all of the massive amounts of content from the original Asheron's Call, its first expansion pack, Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty®, and all of the episodic updates that Turbine has provided since the game's launch.


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