Codemasters Online Launch ArchLord Expansion Pack for FREE!

Tuesday, 19th August (2:00pm GMT)– Codemasters Online are pleased to reveal that their highly popular, free MMORPG ArchLord has gone live with a new expansion available now free of charge to all new and existing players.

Episode 3: Spirits Awakening adds 30% new game content to the existing game including 3 extensive new zones and over 80 new skills and abilities.

ArchLord Episode 3: Spirits Awakening adds a number of new features and free game content including:

• Expanded world– 30% all-new game content

• All-new zones– 3 new zones for players to explore

• New class skills– Over 80 new skills

• ArchLord abilities– New ruling ArchLord skills and abilities

• New armour&items– New collectible armour sets with unique stats

• New monsters&enemies– New monsters and zone bosses

Available now, Episode 3 is available either through an automatic patch for existing players when logging into the game or included within the full free game download on the game’s official website for new players at: www.archlordgame.com

Ed Relf, Director of Marketing, Codemasters Online commented,“This is an exciting time in the ongoing development of ArchLord. ArchLord has never been more popular with almost 750,000 players now playing with this number increasing almost 20,000 new players each week! ArchLord is going from strength to strength and we are assessing the need right now to open new servers just to cope with the increased levels of demand for this great, free MMORPG”.

ArchLord is a premier free online role-playing game allowing players to download and play the game with no monthly subscriptions or commitment. The online game challenges thousands of players each month to raise an army, to compete to become the game’s all-ruling ArchLord and with it control the entire game world impacting on the lives of thousands of players online.

To download ArchLord, the premier free MMORPG and experience the all-new Episode 3 expansion visit the game’s official website www.archlordgame.com

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ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Race Driver GRID, Overlord and Operation Flashpoint; the company recently secured the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA 1. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, California. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

ABOUT CODEMASTERS ONLINE

Codemasters Online is a leading global publisher / operator of online persistent world games. Established in 2005 and part of the wider Codemasters organisation, in a short time Codemasters Online has become one of the west’s leading gaming companies specialising in persistent world services. With a suite of successful persistent games including the hugely popular The Lord of the Rings Online™, ArchLord and forthcoming space based MMO Jumpgate Evolution, Codemasters Online is one of the fastest growing specialists in massively multiplayer online games in the world.

ABOUT ARCHLORD

ArchLord is a fantasy themed MMORPG that holds a unique competitive premise for gamers: the opportunity to rise to become the game world's supreme ruler. Throughout this epic quest-based role-playing title set in the game world’s Middle Ages, every month one player will gain control of the world and with it the opportunity to wreak havoc as they are crowned supreme ArchLord. Visit the game’s official website online at www.archlordgame.com

• Players can immortalise themselves in history and leave behind their legacy as they set about their heroic struggle for ArchLord supremacy, and with it gain control over powerful monsters, epic bodyguards and even wreak havoc from the skies with their very own mighty ArchLord Dragon mount

• Control the economy, levy taxes, curse or enchant players

• Players take their pick from 3 powerful races including Humans, Orcs or the enchanting Moon Elves. Learn and master character skills and develop them through a range of engaging quests and combat.

• One the most advanced PVP systems ever seen within any MMO including full blown castle sieges, epic guild on guild battles incorporating hundreds of players and free battle areas where players can challenge their rivals

• The mystical world of Chantra is fantastically realised with astounding character detail and gorgeous landscapes. Outstanding in game audio recorded by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra only acts to further enhance the gaming experience.


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