Sunnyvale, Calif. – February 15, 2012 The old era has ended and the new era has begun! Allods Online: Game of Gods brings a completely new play experience to North America and Europe with fresh zones, rich content, and revamped systems – including the brand new Bard archetype, new PvP Skirmish zone, and new end-game Dead City raid.
Game of Gods brings over a year’s worth of content to the rich world of this blockbuster MMORPG. Explorers have discovered the fourth layer of Astral Space, a zone guarded by giant demons and populated with 15 unique allods, and stumbled upon the long lost Dead City raid with its 10 legendary bosses. The battle for control of this expanding world has grown even more intense, with bands of 12 meeting regularly in Witch’s Hollow to compete in PvP territory wars called Skirmishes.
Even familiar places now have more to offer with the completion of the long-awaited Nezebgrad Beautification Project, enriching the industrial city with more of Allods Online’s famously lavish world design. Lovers of beauty will also enjoy kicking back in the gorgeous new Tropical Allod with its butterfly hunts, cocktail mixes, and competitive crab races. The warriors of Sarnaut can even indulge in a bit of karaoke, though the newly introduced support-class Bard archetype may be better-suited than most!
Allods Online: Game of Gods also introduces the brand new Currency Exchange system which opens up the game experience by allowing players to trade in-game gold for gem shards (boutique coins in Europe). These can be used to customize the decorations for Astral ships, alter a character’s appearance in the Hall of Changes, or test the odds at the new Prophetic Cards lottery.
North America welcomes players to the new expansion with an ongoing log-in event that awards prizes for each day logged in through February 21 as well as a double EXP event that will last until February 28. Players have also been invited to welcome the new Bard class by showing off their own songwriting skills in exchange for prizes and the chance to have their song performed by a member of the Allods team!
Europe ushers in Volume 5 with a competition for players gunning to make the all-new Bard archetype a key character in their Allods Online account. The first player on each server to reach end game with a Bard will win fabulous prizes. Allods Online Pimp My Build also returns with today’s launch, offering everyone a chance to win more prizes by showing off their favorite character archetype builds.
These many exciting additions bring a fresh and all-new experience to Allods Online: Game of Gods, so if you haven’t seen the game recently, you haven’t seen it at all! Visit the official websites in North America and Europe to experience the new Allods and start your truly free-to-play adventure today.
About Allods Online
Allods Online, voted Best Game and Audience Choice at the Russian Game Developers Conference in 2009, is a revolutionary sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed by mail.ru over four years with a budget of $12 million. Two warring factions, League and Empire, vie for control of allods – islands floating in the Astral. Aboard an Astral ship players can explore the ever-changing Astral, discover uncharted allods, engage in ship-to-ship combat, and fight massive Astral demons. The game is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 32 classes, and over 2,000 quests. Allods’ top quality production values feature full motion capture animation, art by internationally award-winning artists, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, the composer of Dexter and Fallout 1 & 2.
About gPotato.com – Gala-Net, Inc. (North America)
Founded in 2004, gPotato is a leading publisher of free-to-play online games. The gPotato Game Portal at www.gpotato.com hosts a diverse and lively portfolio of games such as Fly for Fun, Rappelz, Iris, Luna, Aika, Allods, Prius, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMO, Sevencore! Over 11 million registered users gather to play gPotato’s games for free every day. Through the uniquely powerful vehicle of online games, gPotato connects people from all over the world to create a fun and friendly global community.
About gPotato.eu – Gala Networks Europe (Europe)
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing, and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 7 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin and fusion-fantasy MMORPG SEVENCORE in 2012. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.
Mail.Ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services including the largest Russian free e-mail service, instant messenger Mail.Ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.Ru, and search engine Poisk@Mail.Ru. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.Ru is also the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Fly For Fun, Jade Dynasty (Zhu Xian), Cross Fire and ZhengTu Online. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.