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Xfire and Planetwide Games Distribute Free 14-Day Trial of "RYL: Path of the Emperor"

For Immediate Release:

Costa Mesa, CA . May 4, 2005: Xfire ( ) and Planetwide Games ( ) have announced that starting today, they will be offering a free 14-day trial download of "RYL: Path of the Emperor" -- the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. This 14-day trial download offers new online game players the ability to experience "RYL: Path of the Emperor," which has the look and feel of a Role Playing Game (RPG) and a First Person Shooter (FPS) hybrid in a massively multiplayer online role playing game.

"Xfire is the perfect application and Web site to download 'RYL: Path of the Emperor,' which is the first fantasy MMORPG to be comprised of true Player vs. Player and Guild vs. Guild battles," said Kevin Donovan, President, Planetwide Games. "We are proud to be working with Xfire and its 1.3 million game players that have the ability to download our trial demo."

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" is a persistent universe with a first-of-its-kind Intuitive combat system, personalized weaponry system and Player vs. Player MMORPG. "RYL" players start off at Level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points through achievement, which allows them to advance to Level 2, and beyond. As "RYL" players advance to each level they discover new and stronger skills, which assist them in their ability to try and survive during all encompassing battles against powerful monsters.

While playing within the interactive global community of "RYL: Path of the Emperor," players meet other players in a diverse real-time environment where thousands of players from around the world simultaneously compete and take part in specific quests and missions, fight monsters and other players, battle in Guild vs. Guild battles, buy, sell and trade virtual merchandise, build fortresses and even raise their own virtual dragon. In the game, players can choose from 20 character classes and assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin, as well as explore the many exotic locations within boundless miles of terrain and virtual real estate. Lastly, "RYL" players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of RYL, Rule over the Land and win $1,000,000.

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" offers many innovative features including:

  • True Player vs. Player (PVP) Action
  • Guild vs. Guild Battles
  • Customized Character Creation
  • Hundreds of Quests
  • Compelling and Intuitive Combat System
  • Innovative, Customizable "Skill System"
  • Upgradeable and Limitless Armor and Weapons System
  • Build Fortresses
  • Raise a Virtual Dragon for Battle
  • Create Flying Siege Glider
  • Commandeer Battering Rams
  • Persistent Universe
  • Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain
  • Virtual Real Estate Ownership
  • Become the Emperor and Rule the Land

About Planetwide Games

Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Planetwide Games (a Bluetorch On-Line Games, Inc. company) is establishing itself as a provider of leading online video game interactive entertainment. Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute their games. Visit or .

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" is currently available for online pre-order purchase at EB Games ( ) and Gamestop ( ). To order go to

About Xfire

Xfire, Inc. is the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world. Xfire helps gamers play with their friends much more easily. Xfire is also a server browser, IM, and file download system designed just for gamers. Xfire has over 1 million members in over 100 countries. The company was founded by Dennis "Thresh" Fong (World Champion of Quake) and Mike Cassidy (former CEO of Direct Hit). Xfire is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and NEA.

To download Xfire for free, please visit . Xfire is supported by advertisers and marketers trying to reach the age 18-34 male audience.


Mark Politi

VP Sales and Marketing at Planetwide Games

800-560-2993 x 202

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