SAN DIEGO & BERLIN - Sept. 18, 2013 - The time to CAPTURE, TRAIN, RIDE and FIGHT hundreds of dragons has arrived! Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and Infernum Productions today each announced the launch of Dragon's Prophet -- one of the largest dragon-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) games ever created in North America (published by SOE) and Europe (published by Infernum). In this free-to-play MMO, players fight alongside and against hundreds of unique dragons that roam the land, sea and air.
" Dragon's Prophet combines an insane variety of powerful and majestic dragons with an action-based combat and end-game siege system to create one of the most unique gaming experiences for fantasy MMO enthusiasts," said Todd Carson, Senior Producer of Dragon's Prophet. "We know players are eager and ready for action and launch brings many exciting developments from Open Beta, including new dungeons, a level cap increase, a revamped Starting Zone, a World Boss and the much-anticipated Frontier System."
"At last -- the Day of the Prophet is finally here! Even though it's always special to release a new game, MMORPGs play on a different level. Thanks to the help of our enthusiastic community as well as the tireless work of the developer, the home of Dragon's Prophet now shines brighter than ever before," said Kristian Metzger, Director of Product Management at Infernum. "Since the start of Open Beta in May, many thrilling features as well as new content packages have been added to the game while existing systems have been drastically improved. The 100+ pages full of patch notes are a testament of these efforts. Now Dragon's Prophet offers everything an enthusiast of fantasy games could wish for: an engaging combat system, epic guild battles, challenging dungeons as well more than 300 mighty dragons -- the best kind of companions you could imagine!"
Beginning today, players can participate in the open world Frontier System. This system allows players to construct unique houses, form Alliances of up to five guilds, and experience aerial and mounted combat. Aided by siege weaponry and Alliance Guardian Dragons, Alliances will engage in large-scare player-versus-player (PvP) wars to assert their superiority and achieve the ultimate prize -- eventual control of different territories in the Auratian Sky Islands.
Aspiring Prophets can explore, fight new creatures, and battle through four new dungeons in Inartia. They can also take on a skeletal World Boss and new quests in Puretia. Live broadcast functionality has been integrated into Dragon's Prophet, and players will be able to stream their dragon capturing and fighting experiences directly to the Twitch platform.
"We want to ensure that the player experience only improves and becomes more dragon-filled as we move forward," said Tony Tang, Founder and Vice President of business development at Runewaker Entertainment. "We are continuing to work closely with both publishers, SOE and Infernum, to design exciting features to be implemented post-launch like dragon-versus-dragon arenas, a raid system and air-to-air combat."
Along with regular updates, players will continue to see new exciting features, as well as dynamic storylines and content implemented into Dragon's Prophet post-launch . On the horizon are challenging dungeon-based raids, dragon breeding, PvP arenas and battlefields, dragon encyclopedias and much more.
Developed by Runewaker Entertainment, Dragon's Prophet takes place in the beautiful world of Auratia, a realm with a rich and tumultuous history. Players must band together to battle and train a variety of dragons as they work to restore order to the land. However, this is not an easy task; since his escape from his eternal prison, the Great Devouring Dragon known as Kronos is more dangerous than ever. Featuring an action-based combat system, Dragon's Prophet provides players with visceral action gameplay in battles on land and across the skies. Dragon's Prophet launches with plenty of customization options, including four distinct player classes to choose from -- ranger, sorcerer, guardian or oracle -- for creation of one-of-a-kind characters. Customizable player housing is also featured, allowing players to build, decorate and furnish their house however they want.
Dragon's Prophet is now available as a Free to Play. Your Way™ title on PC systems via digital download in North America from SOE or any of its digital partners. Dragon's Prophet is now available in Europe from Infernum Productions.
ESRB Rating: TEEN for blood, partial nudity and violence. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.
PEGI Rating: 12. Visit http://www.pegi.info/ for more info.
For more information on the game, visit: www.dragonsprophetthegame.com.
Press assets can be found here: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1344.
North American Players
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, DC Universe™ Online, and the recently launched PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.
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About Infernum Productions AG
Infernum Productions is an international publisher and developer of online games, based in Berlin. The company was founded in the summer of 2011 by former Frogster executives and focuses on high-quality free-to-play titles. Dragon's Prophet is the second title licensed by the Berlin startup. The game now joins Infernum's debut title, Brick-Force, which has already exceeded 2 million registered players. For further information please visit: www.infernum.com.
About Runewaker Entertainment
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004. Runewaker is one of the leading Taiwanese entertainment software developers. All the founding members of the team are industry veterans who share the same dream and vision. All members of the Runewaker team are passionate and well-versed in different genres of games. Equipped with the most advanced artistic style and innovative development technology the company aims to create games that are enjoyable for a wide range of audiences. In addition to having a group of talented and dedicated in-house staff, Runewaker also actively collaborate with leading publishers to create games that will be setting a new standard for the industry.