MUNICH - April 21, 2011
burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, today announced the official launch of highly anticipated, Steampunk-themed Fantasy MMORPG, ARGO Online. After months of extensive testing through Closed Beta and Open Beta phases, the post-apocalyptic Earth of the 23rd century is now open to all players who dare to take on its perils, teaming up with thousands of others in a race to help their chosen faction dominate the war-ravaged future world.
Survivors of World War IV, a perilous and destructive conflict that brought the Earth to its knees, banded together and learned to survive in the harsh conditions that covered the planet. Over time, these inhabitants divided into two groups, the tech-savvy Noblian and the nature-loving Floresslah, each advocating their own method to reclaim the Earth. Divided by their differences, Noblian and Floresslah have now separated completely, each looking to control the planet’s ultimate resource: Earthdium. Only time will decide which side will prevail.
"Following an intense testing phase and a lot of work from the entire team here at burda:ic, we are now proud to present an outstanding new MMO title to our players: ARGO Online," said Ingo Griebl, CEO of burda:ic GmbH. "With its gigantic, innovative game world and first-class support in combination with our technically powerful platform alaplaya, ARGO Online closes the gap between free-to-play and subscription-based MMOs."
Achim Kaspers, CEO of burda:ic GmbH, added: "It’s hard to believe that ARGO Online is actually the ninth free-to-play game that we have launched through alaplaya. We are positive that we can provide players on both sides of the Atlantic with a fantastic, gripping game experience, as we release the game simultaneously in Europe and North America in five languages today."
ARGO Online features:
- Free to play, no monthly fees
- Available in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French
- Two unique races to choose from, each with 8 classes to select
- Thousands of quests available with an immersive background story
- Interactive map system for finding NPCs, quests, etc.
- Wide variety of PvP modes, including PvP Field War (Resource War), PvP Battle Field (100 vs 100), and a PvP RTS mode
- Open PvP zones and PvP dungeons
- Crafting system with multiple upgrade options for items
- Resource system (based on the mineral Earthdium) used to execute skills (flying, attack, defense)
- Transportation systems that vary by race, including flying transport (Floresslah: animal mounts/Noblian: vehicles)
- Integrated guild system
- Auction house for trading items
- Achievement system
- Pet system with two completely different pet designs (animals and machines)
To learn more about the steampunk world of ARGO Online, visit the official site at: http://argo.en.alaplaya.net
About ARGO Online
Developed by MGame, ARGO Online is a futuristic, steampunk-themed MMORPG featuring thousands of exciting quests, epic battles with hundreds of players, and a wide variety of PvP modes. Combining classic MMO features like a pet system, unique professions, and auctions with an engrossing, epic background story, players on both continents are sure to be captivated by the vividly imagined world of ARGO Online.
burda:ic GmbH is a leading publisher of free PC online games with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The company markets and distributes massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) such as ARGO Online, LOCO– Land of Chaos Online, S4 League, and Florensia. Since its launch in the summer of 2007, the innovative alaplaya games platform has grown immensely. For more information about burda:ic, please visit www.burda-ic.com.
Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for burda:ic