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Runes of Magic

Chapter four opens with closed beta.

Berlin, 24. February 2011: Frogster will be releasing the fourth chapter of the online role-playing game , Runes of Magic, called ‘Chapter IV – Lands of Despair’ at the start of April. A small selection of players will be among the first to get access to the new content in the first closed beta. The new zone boasts an exciting background story with unexplored zones, dungeons, and a new level cap of 70, amongst other new features.

‘Chapter IV – Lands of Despair’ tells the story of a mighty, yet mysterious demon who is throwing the world of Taborea into turmoil. As part of his devious plan he has released a horrifying contagion across the land, turning the inhabitants of entire villages into soulless zombies. Even Annelia, daughter of Lord Grafu, has joined his ranks as a young apprentice and has been consumed by the darkness inside her. Runes of Magic players must set off on a dangerous journey through uncharted regions, and confront new and terrifying creatures to bring the light of day to this dark and afflicted land.

Players’ first steps in this intrigue-wrought empire will bring them to the ‘Land of Malevolence’, which can be reached by way of a path from the recently released Limo Desert. The zone is filled with contaminated forests and poisonous rivers, but the area’s main features are the many castles that dot the horizon, which stand in contrast to the desert design of the previous region. The first of the new instances is tucked away in one of the many castles, alongside the countless hidden nooks and crannies. The new design concept of the chapter is perfectly embodied in Lord Grafu’s castle, where players must solve tough puzzles and reign victorious in challenging battles in order to lay their hands on the coveted treasures stored within.

Chapter IV – Lands of Despair will be available for free download in the same way as the basic version of Runes of Magic and all previous updates from Frogster.

First glimpses of the forthcoming chapter can be had at the Game Developers Conference from 02 until 04 March 2011 in San Francisco. The team from Frogster will also be available for interviews.

For more information on the new chapter visit our official website at:


Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,800 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Runes of Magic offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features ‘Runes of Magic’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 4 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.

Runes of MagicFeatures

· Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills

· Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles

· Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield

· Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars

· In-depth story experienced through above 2,800 quests laced with epic quest-lines

· Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts

· Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players

· Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons

· Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike

· Dynamic crafting and customization of items

· Versatile role play elements including a marriage system

· Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content


Title: Runes of Magic Genre: Fantasy MMORPG Platform: Windows PC Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH Developer: Runewaker

Entertainment Ltd.

Release: 19.03.2009 “Chapter I – Rise of the Demon Lord”

15.09.2009 “Chapter II – The Elven Prophecy”

18.05.2010 “Chapter III – The Elder Kingdoms”

USK: From 12 years PEGI: 12+ EAN: 4020628086787 – Box Chapter I

4020628087050 – Box Chapter II

4020628087593 – Box Chapter III

Price (Box Version): €9.99 (RRP)



About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com

Frogster – We take you to a new world!

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. Founded in 2006 and based in Seoul, the Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. markets and operates virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc., based in San Francisco, was founded in January of 2009 and markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 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 the year 2008, Frogster won the “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de


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