Arts and Crafts

Berlin, 15.11.2010: One of the features central to the forthcoming Hack-and-Slash MMO Mythos is the comprehensive crafting system. Gamers can break down items looted from one of the dangerous dungeons or stolen from a nasty monster to create more powerful items from the individual pieces. Players have their choice of three specialities in the skill tree:“Terran”,“Sylvan” and“Etheral”. Utilising enhancement bonuses and by collecting skill points, players are able to forge the game’s most powerful items.

Spoilt for choice

In every skill tree, there are specialisations for different types of weaponry and armour. For example, in the“Terran” category you can craft items like swords or breastplates. In the“Etheral” category, players have the option to create magical items like a magic wand or garments. Firearms can be made using the“Sylvan” tree. Each category features six enchantments, such as fire damage or poison protection, with which items can be further upgraded.

After every hard fought level up, Mythos monster mashers are awarded two skill points. There are over 100 different abilities in the three specialisations for players to choose from. As points are awarded, these options are unlocked and determine what type of items can be crafted. Players can decide themselves about which type of weaponry they want to specialise in, or which skill tree they want to beef up.

For the decisive and the adrenaline junkies

After building up their skills, gamers can place a slot in their completed items. By placing crafted heraldries in these slots, players receive a temporary buff, such as increased life points. The temporary buffs are perfect if you find yourself suddenly in some dank dungeon and need to teach an unruly monster some manners.

Being clever with your skill points, as well as upgrading with enchantments, is the ultimate determination as to how powerful your crafted items can become. Additionally, when crafting items, gamers can decide how high to set each attribute, for example speed. However, the higher the attribute is cranked, the chances of the crafting process going haywire increase. But with that increased risk, comes the potential for a better end product. Tinkering with your items after the hunt is guaranteed to provide a thrill.

Further information is available on the official website www.mythos-europe.com, where you can also register for the upcoming closed beta phase.

About Mythos

Mythos brings the highly successful“Hack-and-Slash” formula to an action-packed online role-playing game. Mythos offers players a virtual fantasy world based on a comic book-style atmosphere where they hunt countless monsters in a variety of dungeons. Players may also compete with each other in gripping PvP battles. There is a choice of four races and three character classes which can be heavily customised. Mythos was originally developed by Flagship Studios and since 2009 has been further continued and prepared for its release in Europe by the Korean publisher, HanbitSoft. Frogster will publish the game in four language versions– English, German, French and Turkish. The action-packed online game is due to be launched in early 2011.

Features

• Hack'n'Slash meets Online Role-Playing

• Randomly-generated dungeons and items

• Powerful crafting and item upgrading available

• Fully-customisable range of four player races and three character classes

• Challenging single and multiplayer PvP battles

• Free regular and extensive updates with new game content

• No monthly fees, free to download

About HanbitSoft

HanbitSoft Inc. is one of the largest online game publishers in Korea as well as in Asia. HanbitSoft has continuously invested in developing and publishing excellent and promising online games. HanbitSoft has a broad portfolio of online games ranging from casual games to high-end MMORPGs, either developed in-house or by external development studios such as IMC Games (Granado Espada), etc. HanbitSoft games have reached out to more than 50 countries including Europe and Brazil and it is focusing on pioneering overseas online game markets in an effort to be a“global leading publisher.” The company’s holding company, T3 Entertainment, is a well known online game development company for the online dance game‘Audition’, which has over 500 million subscribers around the world. The company is also developing various titles such as“Audition2”, MMORPG“Mythos”, MMORPG”Three Kingdom”, MMORPG“R.O.D”, Crawling Leports“Grandmer” etc. Link: http://www.t3.co.kr

Frogster– We take you to a new world!

The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. Founded in 2006 and based in Seoul, the Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. markets and operates virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc., based in San Francisco, was founded in January of 2009 and markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the“Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de

Contact

Josephine Gehrke

PR Manager

Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Hardenbergstr. 9A• 10623 Berlin• Germany

Tel +49 (0)30-28 47 01 46

Fax +49 (0)30-28 47 01 11

Cell +49 (0)177-87 349 54

Mail jgehrke@frogster.de

Web www.frogster-online.com

Geschäftsführung• Seth Iorio• Dominic Scheve• Daniel Ullrich• Andreas Weidenhaupt

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