Hampshire– June 11, 2010
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today announced that, starting immediately, the European Open Beta phase of SAGA Online will make additional free features available to players.
Besides the familiar main features, the free-to-play massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game from Silverlode Interactive now offers participants of the Open Beta phase even more contents at no cost.
- In the SAGA Online Beta, players now get to join up to form guilds, and participate in guild wars.
- They can also go up against others in multiplayer battles.
- Beta testers have unlimited access to the market where they can swap cards and resources.
- Hinterland territories are now available where players can build mana shard mines.
- Mana shards can be used, for instance, to pay the merchant, to enhance items through spells, or to hire mercenaries and send them out to raid the enemy's Hinterland.
- Resources or units can be sent to other players as attachments to in-game messages.
Naturally, players can always purchase SAGA credits in the Deep Silver shop in order to obtain booster packs and premium items.
The SAGA Online World is a traditional fantasy setting with characters like elves, orcs, dragons, dwarves and giants. In the free massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game, players create their own kingdom, battle or negotiate with each other and can cooperatively complete quests with friends in order to earn experience and loot. The free to play MMORTS SAGA Online offers, among other things, over 1000 quests as well as six fractions, each with its own unique units and individual playing style. SAGA Online features many of the success factors of massively multiplayer online games: thus there are guilds, raids, a live auction house for exchanging cards, equipment upgrades, collaborative team quests, looting of treasures and so on. This combines the game with real-time strategy features, like city planning, resource management and warfare. At the same time, SAGA Online, unlike many other real-time strategy games, is set in a persistent world that never rests– not even when the player logs off.
To register for the Open Beta, to download the game client, and to find more information please visit www.playsaga.eu.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, and the X series of space combat trading games. Plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival horror game Cursed Mountain and the role-playing game Risen. Furthermore, in March 2010 there followed the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Nintendo, Mindscape, Dark Energy, Asylum, bitComposer, Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, Accountz, Tuneup Utilities, AVG Technologies, Mr Site, and many more. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
Silverlode Interactive is a growing game studio outside Salt Lake City, Utah, founded by movie industry professionals. Silverlode’s flagship title, SAGA, is set to revolutionize RTS gaming.
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