Berlin, 4th February 2010: The storming of the last bastion of the Demon Lord is on! Today the Runes of Magic’s new raid dungeon – the ‘Demon Stronghold’ – will open its gates. This is part of the new content patch '2.1.6 – Fall of the Demon Lord’, which Frogster will deploy across the servers on Thursday.
Together with the new raid instance, the online role-playing game is also being expanded with an additional so-called Public Encounter: ‘Bloodbath Valley’. This combat area for large groups, located in the Aotulia Volcano is divided into four stages – the challenge for adventurers in the high level area is to master them all. The goal in ‘Bloodbath Valley’ is to stem the threat from the Naga who are receiving support from a powerful Guardian. But on the other hand, players aren’t going to be facing the waves of Naga warriors on their own: Flaming demons as well as special commandoes of Elves will battle side by side with the allied adventurers.
On a more peaceful note, it’s all starting right now with the ‘Flower Festival’, the Taborean version of Valentine’s Day. Within this in-game event amorous adventurers can plant roses or get themselves titles or costumes – including a birthday suit. In addition there’s also a new mini-game to bring a little variation to heroes' everyday routines: There’s a packed treasure chamber waiting for players who enter a labyrinthine dungeon and who single-handedly can use their wits to tackle opponents and solve some tricky tasks.
Patch ‘2.1.6 – Fall of the Demon Lord’ also implements a further epic quest series in Runes of Magic . This leads players among other places, to the ‘Great Barrier’ which once kept the sinister Naga in exile. New elite skills, improvements in the hand crafting system as well as balancing also form a part of the update’s content.
The official website has more detailed information: www.runesofmagic.com/en/demonlord-patch.html. There is also a new trailer showing the new features in action at: www.runesofmagic.com/en/videos.html.
Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure
Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role-playing game has an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than 2.5 million registered users, making it one of the most successful free-to-play titles on the market, and a must play game for all fans of RPGs and MMO games.
Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s broad customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone.
Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.
Runes of Magic Features
- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
- In-depth story experienced through above 2,300 quests laced with epic quest-lines
- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of rideable animals
- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players
- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine
- Dynamic crafting and customization of items
- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH
19.03.2009 “Chapter I – Rise of the Demon Lord”
15.09.2009 “Chapter II – The Elven Prophecy”
USK: from 12 years PEGI: 12+
About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 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 that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com/
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 150 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 Dr. Horst Köhler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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