DEFEAT DRAGONS, GOBLINS AND DARK ELVES IN A MYSTERIOUS FANTASY WORLD

24th July 2008

Silverfall Earth Awakening is the new fantasy RPG for PC from Monte Cristo Games. A stand alone extension for Silverfall, this exciting action game launches in August 2008, taking place in a mysterious fantasy world. Whilst travelling across the unknown territories of Nelwë, players will need to battle with an impressive array of formidable creatures in order to save the realm.

Players can choose to play as one of six races - Humans, Elves, Goblins, Trolls and two new tribes, the stocky Dwarves and treacherous Lizardmen. Each race has skills specific only to them. Elves are skilled archers, Trolls have great strength and Goblins are dexterous and intelligent.

There are over 150 skills and magic spells to be mastered including 8‘Ultimate’ skills and 12 unique‘High Level’ skills used to cause devastating effects. Players can also use object crafting skills to create armour, weapons and enchantments. A special crafting tool creates thousands of items by combining shapes, textures, colours and types of magic. Players can completely customise their equipment, design weapons for other players and exchange certain items when in multiplayer mode.

Fans of the original Silverfall game can import their character into Earth Awakening, making the most of any previous skills and equipment they have gained. Alternatively, newcomers can start the adventure from the beginning with a new character.

Silverfall Earth Awakening allows up to eight players to play together in the cooperative multiplayer mode or to battle against each other in the Player vs. Player (PVP) multiplayer mode via LAN or via the Internet.

Fast facts:

Developer and Publisher: Monte Cristo

Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.Ascaron.com

Release date: 15th August 2008

PEGI: 16+

Format: PC

Genre: Hack’n’Slash

About Monte Cristo

Created in 1995 Monte Cristo is a leading game production company with over a decade of experience, having successfully published 30 games worldwide. Backed by leading international venture capitalists, we are currently focusing a team of over 80 people on the development of CITIES XL™ which merges video gaming with social networking and virtual worlds.

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

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