Sunnyvale, Calif. – April 30, 2012 May will start in style with the one year anniversary of the official launch of Allods Online, the completely free-to-play MMORPG renowned for its highly polished world and unique Astral space exploration. In addition to the free wolf mount all players will receive on May 1, everyone can look forward to a new expansion being launched in North America and Europe on May 30.
Traversing the huge world of Sarnaut will get a lot faster thanks to the relentless Grimwolf mount, a fearsome beast that will be distributed to every Allods player. Even new players can earn the Grimwolf by logging in within the first week! Recruit’s Chests, Premium Crystals, and Astral ship gear round out the giveaways by giving players all the resources they need to take on new adventures. The North American celebration begins tomorrow, May 1, while Europe will celebrate on May 11.
Both regions have a lot to look forward to with today’s announcement of the next expansion, which will introduce a mentor system and a new sector of Astral space. New characters can level up faster by allowing themselves to be matched with level 30+ characters of the same class, who will receive great rewards for their teaching time. Heroes looking for new adventures can charge into a free-for-all Astral treasure hunt and risk their ships against powerful demons to pursue rare and valuable prizes, take on the new PvP Skirmish map, or plunge into the expanded Kingdom of Elements to face a new boss.
Get a sneak peak at the monstrous demons of the Astral treasure hunt and molten-hot Kingdom of Elements boss in the complete version of the latest Troll and Crab video, which finds our greedy heroes picking through the vast treasures of the last Game of Gods expansion and already hungry for more.
The expansion will launch on May 30, however, players can claim their rewards much sooner than that by joining the one-year anniversary celebrations! Visit the official websites in North America or Europe to find out more and start a new journey in Allods Online.
About Allods Online
Allods Online, voted Best Game and Audience Choice at the Russian Game Developers Conference in 2009, is a revolutionary sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed by mail.ru over four years with a budget of $12 million. Two warring factions, League and Empire, vie for control of allods – islands floating in the Astral. Aboard an Astral ship players can explore the ever-changing Astral, discover uncharted allods, engage in ship-to-ship combat, and fight massive Astral demons. The game is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 34 classes, and over 2,000 quests. Allods’ top quality production values feature full motion capture animation, art by internationally award-winning artists, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, the composer of Dexter and Fallout 1 & 2.
About gPotato.com – Gala-Net, Inc. (North America)
Founded in 2004, gPotato is a leading publisher of free-to-play online games. The gPotato Game Portal at www.gpotato.com hosts a diverse and lively portfolio of games such as Fly for Fun, Rappelz, Iris, Aika, Allods, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMOs, Sevencore and Eternal Blade! Over 11 million registered users gather to play gPotato’s games for free every day. Through the uniquely powerful vehicle of online games, gPotato connects people from all over the world to create a fun and friendly global community.
About gPotato.eu – Gala Networks Europe (Europe)
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff , Rappelz , Dragonica , Allods Online , Canaan Online and Terra Militaris . The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 8 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin and the fusion-fantasy MMORPG SEVENCORE in 2012. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu .
Mail.Ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services including the largest Russian free e-mail service, instant messenger Mail.Ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.Ru , and search engine Poisk@Mail.Ru . With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.Ru is also the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Fly For Fun, Jade Dynasty (Zhu Xian), Cross Fire and ZhengTu Online. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru .