Dragonica enters full commercial service as gPotato Europe launches the Tales of the Damned expansion across Europe

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Dublin, Ireland, 15th of October– Dragonica is the free arcade-style 3D side-scrolling MMORPG developed by Barunson Interactive and published by Gala Networks Europe. Since successfully launching into Open Beta on June 10th 2009, hundreds of thousands of players across Europe have entered the world of Dragotaka in English, French and German versions of the game. Today marks the end of the Open Beta phase as the game enters full commercial service with a wide range of new features and content.

With the Tales of the Damned expansion, a wide range of new features have been introduced to Dragonica. First and foremost, controller support has now been added so players with Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or USB game pads can now simply plug their pad into their computer, set up their buttons and start playing. Legacy support for older SNES and Megadrive will continue to be maintained using free third party software.

The update also introduces a wide range of new regular and hero quests across all levels, an increase in the level cap tolevel 65, a new area called Van Cliff Manor, packed with four tough monsters including a massive Bone Dragon, new mission maps, field maps. A revised mission map scoring system has also been introduced, as well as an improved enchantment system. The hugely anticipated pets system has also been introduced, allowing players to get a companion from the three pets available, Husky the dog, Felix the cat and Griffon the bird.

The hugely anticipated Emporia Tournament system, allowing Guilds to pitch 25 players against each other in frentic arcade-style action has also been introduced, along with a wide range of minor updates across the game. With the end of the Open Beta, gPotato Europe wants to reassure players that there will be no character wipe, and that they can update the game by simply opening the launcher, downloading a free update, and logging into the game as normal to experience the new content.

New players can find out about Dragonica by visiting the official European Dragonica website at http://dragonica.gpotato.eu. There they can download the game, or get the torrent to download through Bittorrent legally. All that is required to play is a free www.gPotato.eu account and the game client. You can also check out the gameplay videos for the game at the official European Dragonica YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/dragonica

About Dragonica

Dragonica is the free arcade-style 3D side-scrolling MMORPG. Developed by Korean developers Barunson Interactive, it is published in Europe in English, French and German at the www.gPotato.eu gaming portal. It features original keyboard-controlled gameplay, combo-based action that rewards skilful players, a vibrant 3D universe and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour along the way. Dragonica has universal appeal, and is a game for all ages. Dragonica is currently in Open Beta and available to players by downloading the game from the official website at http://dragonica.gpotato.eu and signing up for a free gPotato.eu account.

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 in Europe 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 including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica and Allods Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 2,000,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in autumn 2009. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available next winterwhile "Project 9" will be released in 2010.

About Barunson Interactive

Barunson Interactive Co. Ltd., is a game developer and publisher founded 2003 in South Korea. Subsidiary of the entertainment group Barunson Inc., Barunson Interactive has developed a significant expertise in game creation and operation through the fantasy MMORPG Dragon Raja and the casual action game S.O.S, both operated in many countries.

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