TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 20, 2009 – Vector, Inc., today announced The Seventh Dragon, a persistent world simulation RPG set in the continent of Asan embroiled in global turmoil. Players become Heroes, build cities, battle foes, and save the world from the conquering Devils. The game is expected to launch on December 1, 2009 for PCs, Macs, and netbooks, and can be played via iPhone.
It is the 28th year of the Chronicle of the Seventh Dragons, and the Asan Continent is in chaos caused by the invasion of the Devils. Widespread looting by the rebel army and daily battles with the Devils have caused the people to lose heart. Mistrust among the Human, Elf, and Undead races reached a peak when the Devils conquered all the castles belonging to the Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Dark Elves.
Those who survived the Devil invasion have slowly gathered under Master Magician Salem, the current incarnation of The Seventh Dragon. Heroes and knights from each race assembled at the Heliopalace to recapture their lost capital. Players’ challenges are to grow their starting castle into a huge city, gain great power, and defeat Caberos, the evil leader of the Devils.
Players are faced with multiple, simultaneous challenges which keep The Seventh Dragon interesting and fast paced. They must balance their resources to build structures (castles, barracks, magic towers, pet shops), acquire weapons (axes, swords, bows, magical wands), perform as a Hero (stamina, power, agility, intelligence, spirit, and charm), join guilds, and win PvP battles in the Coliseum – while carefully and fiercely protecting their wealth.
The game’s “Beginner Protection” feature provides protection for new players for 216 hours (9 days) during which time they cannot be attacked by other players.
The Seventh Dragon uses a persistent system that continues the game even when off-line. It’s possible to play by giving instructions to your characters and setting production commands, then check on the results later.
No downloads are required. Players can sign up for free and begin playing in less than five minutes starting December 1st.
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About Vector, Inc.
Vector (publicly listed) operates the largest software download site in Japan with over 400,000 applications and 1.5 billion downloads. In January 2006, Vector entered online game market with its first MMORPG title, MicMac Online, followed by the second title, Ars Magna released in January 2007. Vector acquired Gamespace 24 in May 2007, an acquisition that added three new titles. After acquiring the online game business operated by ELEVEN-UP and merging with the online game business of Vector, Gamespace 24 was reorganized to become part of Vector subsidiary VerX in September 2007. Now, Vector is operating seven client-based games – Wonderland Online, Sangoku-Heroes, BelleIsle, Douwa Okoku, Godius, NavyField Neo, and ArsMagna. In addition, Vector operates three browser-based games and one mobile game. On December 1, 2009 Vector will launch the English version of The Seventh Dragon.
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