Sunnyvale, Calif. – February 1, 2012 The new era begins February 15 when Allods Online: Game of Gods strikes North America and Europe, where it is known as Volume 5 in the great saga. The biggest expansion ever to hit this already huge MMORPG features the support-class Bard archetype, a PvP arena that pits teams of 12 against each other, and the deeply layered and dramatic Dead City Raid.
Subdue your foes or boost your allies as a Bard with the power to lay down wide area-of-effect spells or channeled damage-dealing attacks. These versatile combatants can really turn the tide for a party in distress by adding to the whole group’s health, defense, mana, energy, or damage while stripping away harmful battle effects like slow or silence. They can even paralyze their enemies with a variety of curses, sap their strength and health, or make them flee outright. Elves, Orcs, Xadaganians, and Kanians will be able to take up instruments as Bards and bring the total number of playable classes to 34.
Put all those skills to the test in the new PvP skirmishes which allows two groups of 12 to face off in the brand new Witch’s Hollow arena. Capture and hold special objectives against the enemy team to rack up points: whoever hits the goal first wins the match. Up for grabs is in-game currency that can be traded for legendary gear, Draconic relics, and other valuable items to make a strong character even better.
The warriors of Sarnaut will need every ounce of power to take on the Dead City Raid with its three pathways, swarms of monsters, and ten ancient bosses. Rescue the ruined city but keep your wits about you: death is a real risk against these foes and only those who bring strategy along with strength can triumph. Battle on mounts for the first time, take on an enormous dragon, and discover the secrets of a familiar foe in this master raid for the toughest players.
Allods Online: Game of Gods will reinvent itself with heaps of content to explore and challenges to conquer, but the hardcore MMORPG hasn’t lost its quirky sense of humor (as anyone who’s seen the Orcish Balladeer would agree). Two new videos from the original Russian mini-series showcase the expansion’s biggest features and newest perks against the backdrop of a goofy troll and crab. Why a troll and crab? For the same reason the level cap will be increased from 47 to 51, of course!
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, 8 archetypes, 28 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, Luna, Aika, Allods, Prius, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMO, Sevencore! 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, Castle of Heroes Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 7 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin and 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.