Content update for Runes of Magic lets loose dragon

Berlin, 17 November 2009: The Demon Dragon is ready and waiting in his volcanic prison for visits from groups of daring adventurers. With patch‘2.1.3– Lair of the Demon Dragon’ on Thursday, 19th November, the Runes of Magic virtual game world will not only be expanded by the twelve man raid dungeon of the same name. With the update, publisher Frogster has also performed a rework of the crafting system and implemented a further in-game event. Taborea is inviting all to an‘Autumn Banquet’ and is indulging players with a harvest thanksgiving festival where all sorts of delicious treats and varied tasks will be on offer.

Many high level players will be focussed on the exciting adventures which await them in the raid dungeons of Runes of Magic. The‘Lair of the Demon Dragon’ is the latest and most difficult challenge that the online role play game has offered to date. The powerful demon-possessed flame dragon Gestero– held captive in the Aotulia Volcano– is anything but an easy opponent. To strengthen themselves for combat, from today players can get along to this year’s‘Autumn Banquet’. Gift tables have been distributed across the whole continent and are loaded with food. Daily quests in and around the acquisition of supplies, or gathering resources, round off the event.

The rework of the crafting system, as requested by the community, is now incorporated into the game with the‘2.1.3– Lair of the Demon Dragon’ patch. The new interface presents itself in a tidied up form and has also been tuned in terms of user-friendliness. There is now the opportunity to manufacture items with up to two levels of rarity higher than previously.

More information about the content update on November 19th is available on the official Runes of Magic website. www.runesofmagic.com

Runes of Magic– A world full of magic and adventure

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role play game carries an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than 2 million registered users, making it one of the most successful titles in the free-to-play segment, and a must play game for all fans of MMOs and RPGs.

Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s deep customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own completely individual virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone.

Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.

Runes of Magic Features

- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills

- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles

- In-depth story experienced through above 2,300 quests laced with epic quest-lines

- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield

- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of rideable animals

- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players

- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine

- Dynamic crafting and customization of items

- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game

Facts

Title: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG

Platform: Windows PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Release:

19.03.2009“Chapter I– Rise of the Demon Lord”

15.09.2009“Chapter II– The Elven Prophecy”

USK: from 12 years PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computer games industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co., Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America since January 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster.de

Media Contact

For EU

Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

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PR Manager

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