Rise of the Empire in Allods Online

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - June 24, 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 first faction. The Empire is an alliance between the Xadaganians, the Orcs and the Arisen races. They are one side in the war for domination of the Astral.

The Empire is a totalitarian state ruled by an enormous bureaucratic system, which controls all aspects of civilian and military life inside its territory. At its head is their self-proclaimed sovereign: The Great Mage Yasker. The Empire was formed after a bloody coup which saw Yasker throw away the old ways, and unite the Orcs and Arisen races with the Xadaganians. All three of these distinct races are fully playable to any player who chooses the Empire over the League.

• The Xadaganians are a perfect war machine, always ready to fight for their ultimate goal: complete domination of the Astral. This human race is fuelled by a strong military culture and is highly industrialised, building gigantic cities similar in structure to hives where children are trained from birth to become soldiers.

• The Orcs are strong and mighty creatures that live in the places that are inhospitable to other races. Their strength is mighty, capable of destroying almost anything in their paths when they gather for a raid. In this, warriors are supported by shamans and their mystical powers. Orcs are freedom loving creatures, and while they joined the Empire out of necessity to come under the protection of the Xadaganians, they remain very independent within the Empire however very faithfull to it.

• The Arisen are a race of former humans that were brought back from the dead and granted the gift of eternal life. This keeps their bodies alive with a combination of mechanical body parts and mystical body paintings. Cold and detached from life in the Empire, they have been accepted as Empire citizens. Only fools openly joke about the smell of their rotting flesh…

Featuring six distinct playable races, 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 gPotato.eu RSS feed at http://rss.gpotato.eu/?game=all&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

PR Contacts

Gala Networks Europe

English - Jamie McCormick

French - Julien Wera

German - Silvana Luedtke

Reach us at contact@gpotato.eu


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