Berlin, 2008-06-12: First records of bygone days have just emerged from the recently announced free-to-play MMORPG Runes of Magic. For the first time Taborea, the ancient gaming world full of danger and adventure, is depicted closely therein. Simultaneously the first in-game teaser video from the fantasy online world has found its way into the net.
"They represent knowledge, they represent might. Runes are the letters used in Taborea and contain a great deal of power. He who understands their power can use them to release an ever-growing amount of force, powerful enough for complete destruction or creation of whole worlds. In the aftermath of the old kingdom's downfall, all the cumulated knowledge about the runes was almost lost forever, however this knowledge may still be obtainable."
Many stories and songs are entwined around a continent named Ygnon, its ancient secrets and remnants of the runic power. Legend has it that in this place, formerly known as "the forgotten continent", only uncivilized savages and cursed life-forms roam the earth. Allegedly impressive remains of bygone kingdoms also exist, their thick walls sheltering countless runes. Many adventurers and soldiers of fortune striving for honour and glory swarm through these ruins, but their presence does not go unnoticed. Even though their actions awake ravenous monsters and dark powers, the possibility of unimaginable wealth is just too sweet. The prospect of glory and prosperity is ceaselessly attracting daring adventurers into the core of the continent to try their luck."
The first teaser video now shows initial in-game scenes of the idyllic landscapes and magnificent cities. Players can also catch a small glimpse of a previously unknown zone. The teaser is now available for download from our FTP server and is hereby explicitly approved for publication on covermount media and on the internet.
Length: 1:10 min.
File size: 84,2 MB
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. The German version of the sophisticated fantasy adventure will come to light even before Christmas 2008. The English version will be released soon afterwards. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world. Players can choose from six main classes. Combined with a secondary class they dispose of 36 individual character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts in the later stages of game play. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and even 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 Runewakerhas developed Runes of Magic within a time frame of three years according to western MMO standards. The studio will provide new challenges for players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find first pictures and a registration form for the newsletter on the official teaser site www.runesofmagic.com.
Runes of Magic features
• Free2play, no monthly fees, free download
• Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
• Enthralling background story
• Already over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series on launch
• Instanced and persistent dungeons
• Individually developed skills and spells
• Armor sets with special bonuses
• Dynamic item system: Upgrades with hundreds of runes
• Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)
• Epic crafting system with the possibility to improve existing items
• Individual coloring of clothes and armor
• Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
• Special zones for guild houses
• Reputation system
• Scalable user interface based on the users flavor (development of own add-ons possible)
• In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
• Auction house: auction and purchase items
• Teleporting possibilities per runes
• Different and unique mounts
• Controlling with mouse (point&click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible
About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment has been founded in August of 2004, with the headquarter 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 holdingwith 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 Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. At their headquarter in Berlin and in Rheine and Korea, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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