Powerful Tool reveals its secrets

Berlin, January 15th 2009: There are many ways of upgrading Armor and Weapons in Runes of Magic ( http://www.runesofmagic.com), but very few of them don’t require the aid of the Arcane Transmutor. Frogster now publishes further information about this powerful and mysterious artifact.

Only the basic recipes were passed on to players: for instance, with the aid of power stones, adventurers can extract attributes from magical items which are then stored in mana stones. Clevery combined, these mana stones can turn into increasingly powerful mana stones, which in turn are used to refine and notably improve weapons or armor, thus making them especially useful tools in the everlasting battle against the fiends of Taborea.

Also, runes - important for improving equipment - can be transmuted in several ways. Five identical runes of the same rank can form a higher tiered and more powerful version of that same rune. Players are encouraged to experiment combining disparate runes with different attributes to create their ideal rune.

Whilst the possible combinations are countless, using the Arcane Transmutor does cost Transmutor Charges– an ingredient which players have to accrue in order to benefit from the Transmutor. Phirius Tokens, a reward from daily quests, can be traded in for charges, while the more impatient players can purchase charges in the item shop.

However, the Arcane Transmutor will not freely reveal all its secrets. But one thing is clear: it is a lot more powerful than it was thought to be. It is now up to adventurers to elicit its inner workings.

Runes of Magic started into the open beta in December with an English and a German version. All interested players can now download the installation files for free on www.runesofmagic.com.

Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Right from the launch Runes of Magic will convey its absorbing story through more than 1.000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world. Players can choose between six main classes. Combined with a secondary class they dispose of 36 individual combinations of character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PVP as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.

Runes of Magic features

- Free2play: no monthly fees, free download

- Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes)

- Versatile spell- and attack-combinations

- Enthralling background story

- More than 1.000 quests and quest series on launch

- No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture

- Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent

- Individually developable skills and spells

- Armor sets with special bonuses

- Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading

- Optional PvP system with arena battles and guild wars

- Ranking system with player-ranking lists

- Multitude of unique mounts

- Epic crafting system with the chanceto improve existing items

- Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing

- Reputation system

- Customisable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons

- Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily

- Ingame auction houses for trading items

- Teleport-Runes for instant travel

- Mouse and keyboard controls for movement

- Regular updates with new content

- Cross-server fights in three-server-battle in development

- Guild houses in special zones in development

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, will operate andmarket MMO Games in North America in 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

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PR Manager

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