Berlin, 17th June 2010: The next update will bring Runes of Magic players face-to-face with gruesome challenges in the new Dungeon ‘Warnorken Arena’ which will throw open its portal in June.
The Warnorken Castle is known to the inhabitants of Taborea as a place of no return, and with good reason. The arena beneath the castle serves as the setting for the enigmatic Baron Reuen von Jura’s terrifying contests. Here is where he sets gladiators and wild creatures against each other in fierce battles for the amusement of high-ranking audience members and himself alike. Players can enter this high-level dungeon in groups of six to confront the four most dangerous arena champions, one by one.
The first creature groups of players will encounter is the mighty dragon Manticos, which was captured by the bloodthirsty Baron von Jura and has lived ever since in the gloomy depths of Warnorken Castle. It was here that he was tamed by the malicious Annelia and now seeks to annihilate any warrior foolish enough to enter the arena. After two further battles the infamous Reuen von Jura himself finally sets foot in the arena. Many rumours surround the once heroic Baron and his sudden transformation into a feared overlord. Players will soon realize that bringing him down on his home turf is no easy undertaking. However, it is the encounter with Annelia, or ‘The Puppet Master’ as she is known throughout Zandorya, which marks the highpoint of the dungeon. She earned this foreboding name due to her intangible yet far-reaching influence on Warnorken Castle. Just what surprises does she have up her sleeve for those foolish enough to challenge her?
Frogster will shortly release a trailer of the dungeon on the official website: www.runesofmagic.com
Still to come in Chapter IIIRaising of the level cap to a maximum of 60 Two-player mounts Role play elements including a marriage system New Dungeons New regions
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 2,600 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 and each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Players can also choose between two races, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using a wide selection of features available when creating characters. Players may also furnish their own virtual homes choosing from a wide range of furniture and other functional items. Players also have the opportunity to come together to form guilds. Guilds can then construct guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines using which guilds can enter into absorbing guild wars with opposing guilds. 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. Runes of Magic has so far attracted over 3.5 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.
Runes of Magic FeaturesDual 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 2,600 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 Facts
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH Developer: Runewaker
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
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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 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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