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DUBLIN, IRELAND - July 1, 2009– Allods Online is the upcoming free AAA MMORPG developed by Nival Online, the makers of Heroes of Might&Magic V. It will be published by Gala Networks Europe this Autumn in English, French and German at the gPotato.eu portal. The gPotato Team is proud to introduce players to the second faction. The League is an alliance between three races: the Kanian Federation, the Elves and the Gibberlings. They are opposing the Empire in the war for domination of the Astral.
The League is a democratic society which uses elections and voting systems to manage its realm. The Council of Deputies is democratically elected by the citizen electorate. While local issues are dealt with accordingly, important decisions that will impact on the lives of all League citizens can only be made after a vote within the Council. All three distinct races are fully playable to those who chose the League over the Empire.
• The Kanians are an ancient federal state that has had to rapidly adjust to the new threats that the Astral poses. The human race was set up as a strategic union of the tribes after the defeat of the Orcs a long time ago, and was founded on the principles of a free state for all citizens, legal democracy and personal freedoms. They are willing to fight to the death to protect this, and believe that the Xadaganians suffer under a tyrant.
• The Elves are the most ancient of all the races of Sarnaut and have watched the development of the others from a distance. Their political structure was developed long before the Great Cataclysm and is heavily family orientated. After an unprovoked attack by the Xadaganians and the Orcs which led to the loss of the Elven allod of Grokh to, the Elves signed an accord to join the League.
• The Gibberlings are creatures from the continent Isa. It felt the brunt of the Great Cataclysm leaving them with little space to survive. However, a drunken Gibberling did discover the secret of travelling through the Astral. Exceptionally fertile, most Gibberlings come in a“sprout” of three who live, travel, fight and die as a unit. Their small stature does not put them off raiding Orc settlements when the opportunity arises. They are looking for a new homeland, and this was their main reason for joining the League.
Featuring six distinct playable races and 28 classes, Allods Online will give players a rich new world, with a gaming lore over a decade in the making. It features innovative and diverse new gameplay, and is completely free to play. Further information on the game will be released over the coming weeks and months.
It’s easy to follow Allods Online. Visit the official European website at http://allods.gpotato.eu , read up on the history of the Allods Online universe at the gPotato.eu portal at http://en.gpotato.eu/Forum/?FCD=ALLODS_EN_N001 or follow the Allods Online RSS feed at http://rss.gpotato.eu/?game=allods&lng=en to get the latest news, straight to your RSS reader.
About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gpotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPG’s including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica and Allods Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 1.5 million users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in Autumn 2009.
About Nival Online
Founded in 2006, Nival Online is the leading developer and operator of free to play, client-based online games in Russia and other Russian-speaking territories. Also the exclusive Russian publisher of Perfect World, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded in Russia as Piratia™), Nival Online is developing rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges and fun for an international audience. Committed to developing free-to-play, client-based MMO games, the company’s first announced title is Allods Online, the MMORPG continuation of the acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). The core team of Nival Online was previously responsible for Heroes of Might and Magic V published by Ubisoft. Nival Online is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russia. Additional information available at www.nivalonline.com
About Astrum Online Entertainment
Astrum Online Entertainment™ is the online entertainment leader in Russia and the CIS, with more than 60 percent market share. These consists of Nival Online, Nikita.Online, IT Territory, TimeZero and DJ Games (Ukraine). These companies have successfully launched more than 30 online games including national hits like Legend: Legacy of Dragons, Perfect World, Lord of the Rings Online, Time Zero, Territory and Piratia. The total audience for Astrum Online Entertainment's titles exceeds 17 million users. Additional information is available at www.astrumonline.ru
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