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ArchLord Expands with a New World!

Thursday, 27th September (2pm GMT) Codemasters Online is pleased to announce the opening of a new server for the hugely popular free-to-play MMORPG ArchLord. The new world, Evengarda is set to expand ArchLord to unprecedented levels allowing players to create new characters on a fresh new world, all from the same starting level.

Since moving to a 100% free-to-play MMORPG in August 2007, ArchLord’s popularity has exploded with a rise in the number of players of over 600% across both Europe and North America.

To celebrate the launch of Evengarda, Codemasters Online have announced a week long treasure hunt taking place in the new world. During this event hundreds of silver, gold and platinum chests will be spread far and wide across the new world, as players come in search of these hidden treasures.

Adam McGowan, Product Marketing Manager, Codemasters Online commented,“This hugely popular MMO is currently going from strength to strength since going 100% free-to-play in August 2007. We are incredibly pleased to see the recent surge of new players entering the game and we look forward to growing the game service further with yet more new game content coming online in the forthcoming months.”

To download ArchLord the 100% free-to-play MMORPG visit the game’s official website www.archlordgame.com

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ABOUT ARCHLORD

ArchLord is a fantasy themed MMORPG that holds a unique competitive premise for gamers: the opportunity to rise to become the game world's supreme ruler. Throughout this epic quest-based role-playing title set in the game world’s Middle Ages, every month one player will gain control of the world and with it the opportunity to wreak havoc as they are crowned supreme ArchLord. Visit the game’s official website online at www.archlordgame.com

Players can immortalise themselves in history and leave behind their legacy as they set about their heroic struggle for ArchLord supremacy, and with it gain control over powerful monsters, epic bodyguards and even wreak havoc from the skies with their very own mighty ArchLord Dragon mount

Control the economy, levee taxes, curse or enchant players

Players take their pick from 3 powerful races including Humans, Orcs or the enchanting Moon Elves. Learn and master character skills and develop them through a range of engaging quests and combat.

One the most advanced PVP systems ever seen within any MMO including full blown castle sieges, epic guild on guild battles incorporating hundreds of players and free battle areas where players can challenge their rivals

The mystical world of Chantra is fantastically realised with astounding character detail and gorgeous landscapes. Outstanding in game audio recorded by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra only acts to further enhance the gaming experience.


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