New York, NY - August 12, 2009 -FALLEN EARTH, LLC announced today that the post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online (MMO) game of the same name will begin an Open Beta program August 17. Players who want to get an early glimpse of Fallen Earth on August 17 need only register on FilePlanet beginning Friday, August 14 at 1 p.m. ET (GMT-4).
Taking place in the Grand Canyon, Fallen Earth gives players the choice to rebuild the decaying world or participate in its destruction through use of the classless advancement system, real-time crafting and the seamless integration of first-person shooter and role-playing game mechanics.
"The Open Beta and Pre-Order programs give a much larger group of players the opportunity to experience Fallen Earth," says Jessica Orr, product manager for Fallen Earth. "We are excited that players want to get a jump on the game, and we are including a little something extra for being among the first to order."
Those who pre-order Fallen Earth at Direct2Drive get an exclusive in-game mount-the Wasteland Runner-which has four more points of defensive skills, 2500 more Stamina and six more pack slots than other horses. Additionally, pre-orders receive a guaranteed spot in the Open Beta and a five-day head start in the game, beginning September 4.
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About FALLEN EARTH, LLC
Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO) unlike any other, Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, players explore a post-apocalyptic universe in which players must craft, trade, and scavenge through the wastelands of the American Southwest to unravel the mysteries of the deadly Shiva virus. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape™ Platform and available exclusively for the PC.
About IGN'S FilePlanet
IGN'S FilePlanet is a video game download service that provides free game patches, mod files and media downloads (game demos, trailers) to its users. FilePlanet was launched and is run by GameSpy, a subsidiary of IGN Entertainment, and is one of the most visited video game download sites on the internet. For more information, visit www.fileplanet.com.
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store ( http://www.direct2drive.com and http://www.direct2drive.co.uk). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium PC games, comics and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games. Since the site's launch, more than one million games have been downloaded on Direct2Drive.