Berlin, 15 December 2009: The Zurhidon Stronghold, a new raid instance in Runes of Magic , will open tomorrow for all players. The challenge for groups of 12 adventurers is part of the new content expansion, ‘Gates of the Acropolis’, will up and running tomorrow on the free-to-play fantasy, massively multiplayer online role-playing game’s live servers.
With an additional epic quest series, an expansion of the plant system, new elite skills for Elven characters, and the launch of the Snowflake Festival, a winter in-game event for Christmas time, the update delivers a lot of new features. The core of 'Patch 2.1.5. –Gates of the Acropolis’, is the Zurhidon Stronghold, a massive bulwark built by the Naga as a part of their gigantic Acropolis on the Aotulia Volcano. In amongst fiery lava streams, raid parties can explore the Zurhidon fortress, pressing on to uncover the secrets of its demonic inhabitants.
In this high level area, well-equipped players will eventually come face to face with Sirloth, envoy of the Demon Lord. As the dramatic battle progresses, the Demon Lord himself makes an appearance at the end of the instance. So with the release of the new update, the story of the arch-villain and eponymous antagonist of the first chapter ‘Rise of the Demon Lord’ continues.
For more information and details on the expansion, please visit: www.runesofmagic.com/en/zurhidon-patch.html. There is also an in-game trailer offering a first look at the ‘Zurhidon Stronghold’ raid instance. This is available right now 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 play game carries an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the atmospheric 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 titles in the free-to-play segment, 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 deep 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 completely individual 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
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 130 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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