Drakensang Online: The start of a new era

·         New trailer and website published

·         First look into the story of the online fantasy epic

Hamburg, November 29, 2010– In spring 2011, the latest title in the award-winning Drakensang saga will be launched as the first free-to-play online game in the series. The game’s epic fantasy story will guide players through the world of Drakensang Online, prompting them to unite with thousands of other players and repel the evil forces amassing against them.  The trailer and the latest images prove that top-quality graphics are no longer exclusively the realm of boxed games. Check out the trailer and images, and register more information at www.drakensang-online.com.

Heroic deeds on an epic scale: The Drakensang Online story

Centuries ago, a mighty dragon engulfed the world in flames which plunged the world into a state of chaos and nearly caused the downfall of mankind. Brave heroes inspired the public to join forces and banish the dragon to the fiery depths from where it came. However, after the death of these valiant warriors, the empire eventually crumbled. Memories faded, vigilance waned and the evil became nothing more than a distant legend.

A century of peace and prosperity passed, and unsettling rumors started to spread like wildfire– war has broken out in the north and Prince Aldred has vanished without a trace. The land is shrouded in terror and a long-forgotten cult has reemerged. The increasing turmoil, an omen of the dragon’s revengeful return, is a summons to the ancient order of dragon warriors and mages to take up arms once again. The time has come for them to confront the evil which was banished into dark realms centuries ago. As the battle to end all battles draws near, new warriors are born and the bravest will join forces to fight for freedom and survival: A new age has begun– an age of heroes!

Mesmerizing graphics thanks to Nebula Technology

Drakensang Online’s high-quality graphics and intricate details are sure to captivate viewers like no other browser-based game has done before, strengthening the online game’s renowned reputation. The in-house developed Nebula engine– which was used in the development of the PC versions of Drakensang– makes it possible to play the game in a browser without players needing to install any software onto their computer.  The superior graphics lets players enjoy impressive settings such as picturesque medieval cities, lush forests and gloomy crypts.

The new trailer includes real action shots from the game and underlines Drakensang Online’s graphical performance. Drakensang players and fantasy fans can now register for more information at the following website: www.drakensang-online.com

Additional online links:

- http://www.drakensang-online.com

- http://www.bigpoint.net

- http://www.bigpoint.com

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game publisher, content provider for large media concerns and browser-based game developer. Bigpoint-developed games are played by over 150 million people in more than 25 languages, are free to play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation. The company’s portfolio includes games in a quality which until now was associated exclusively with CDs or console games. More than 500 employees from over 35 nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany or at one of the other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, and Malta. Bigpoint has pocketed such prestigious honors as“Fastest Growing Larger Company” and“Uniqueness of Offering” at the 2010 Media Momentum Awards, not to mention the MTV Skyscraper Award for extraordinary achievement in game development. For more information or press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net.

Please address all inquiries to:

Bigpoint GmbH

Matthias Mirlach

PR Manager Games

Tel: +49-(0)40 881413-207

Fax: +49-(0)40 881413-7207

E-mail: m.mirlach@bigpoint.net 


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