REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. & Sydney, Australia– (December 15, 2010) – Trion Worlds, a global developer and publisher of premium online games, announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with QVS for retail distribution of Rift TM in Australia and New Zealand. The highly-anticipated MMORPG Rift is scheduled to launch worldwide in early 2011.
“We are excited to join forces with QVS to bring Rift to gamers throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said David Reid, SVP Publishing, Trion Worlds. “Working with QVS allows us to expand our commitment to deliver quality games to gamers worldwide.”
“We are very happy to be working with such an innovative company as Trion Worlds and are certain that the relationship will be a mutually successful one which we envisage will run well into the distant future“, said Paul Elliot – Managing Director, QV Software. “The excitement around Rift is well warranted and we cannot wait to deliver it to gamers around the region.”Rift is the complete and full-featured MMO experience gamers have been waiting for. Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where eight primal forces battle for control of an ever-changing landscape. Gamers can build their own class using the Ascended Soul system and embark on challenging quests to take your RPG experience to new heights of achievement and excitement.
• Full-Featured: Guilds, dungeons, raids, auctions, crafting, a vibrant economy, Player vs. Player combat, and more.
• Deeper Gameplay: New features like Guild Quests and Artifact Collections enhance gaming experience by giving gamers earned achievements that matter.
• Highly Accessible HD Graphics: Gamers can play a game that has stunning visuals on virtually any computer, even if their PC isn’t state-of-the-art.
• World as Your Adversary: Extra-planar creatures surge into the world from rifts, turning bastions of safety into frenzied battlefields. Defeat these monsters and earn unique rewards, or gamers can use them to their advantage by forcing enemies to engage them. The gamer’s choices impact others!
• 8 Primal Forces: Creatures from the Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Life, and Death planes battle for control of the world of Telara. Two warring factions—the Guardians and the Defiant—face off against each other and fight creatures from the planes as they seek to save the world.
• PvP Combat: Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat. Earn PvP ranks, titles, loot, and unique souls to further enhance each gamer’s character. Head to cross-server Warfronts and fight others in world PvP.
• Build Your Class: No other game lets gamers build their class the way Rift does. Gamers can specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to their play style—and have fun while they experiment.
• Choose Your Role: Each character can have up to four different roles, so gamers can choose different classes for every situation. They might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps they want a high-damage or high-defense build. The choice is theirs to mix and match as they see fit.
For more information about Rift, please visit www.RIFTgame.com.
For more information about Trion Worlds, please visit www.trionworlds.com.###
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the premier publisher and developer of connected video games. With groundbreaking new server platform capabilities, Trion delivers high-quality, fully dynamic, and massively social content across video game genres, gaming platforms, and mass-market entertainment formats. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with development and technology studios in San Diego, Calif., and Austin, Texas, Trion is redefining interactive entertainment in the connected era.
As a leading interactive entertainment specialist across Australia and New Zealand, QVS is a privately owned independent software and accessories distributor that has operated in Australia for over ten years providing quality, innovative interactive software titles and accessories. The company's main objective is to provide its clients and customers with software products and accessories that deliver a highly satisfying entertainment experience. QVS distributes products from a wide range of publishers for a variety of demographics including lifestyle, office, productivity, education and games. QVS feature titles and products from the following well-known brands: Avanquest, Focus Home Interactive, Focus Multimedia , Foreign Media, Fun Box, Focus Multimedia, Koch Media, NCsoft, Nero, Nordcurrent, PDP, Purple Hills plus many more. www.qvsoftware.com.au