Hail to the King: S4 League Introduces New Battle Royal Mode with New Update

MUNICH - August 25, 2010

Burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, today announced Patch 21, the newest update for popular online third-person shooter S4 League. Patch 21 introduces a slew of exciting content, including an entirely new Battle Royal mode that allows players to shed their ties to team gameplay and battle it out in a free-for-all deathmatch. Along with this much anticipated 'Everyone-vs-Everybody Else' combat, Patch 21 also provides new items, colorful costumes, and access to the intensely close-quarters Galleon map!

Battle Royal mode, the first mode in S4 League which focuses on PvP fights over team play, pits 12 players against each other in a no-holds barred competition to see who can grab the most kills. During matches, players are awarded points for the hits they obtain and the player with the most hits during gameplay is crowned the King. Being the King isn’t easy, though, as hits they suffer are worth more than double the points of a regular hit, encouraging the remaining players to hunt the King ahead of all others.

The new Galleon map has been introduced just in time for Battle Royal, allowing players to try this Spanish galley-themed area in their quest for deathmatch supremacy or as a team in any of S4 League’s gameplay modes. Galleon is designed to give players an arena full of close-combat encounters, with hideouts and gangways littered throughout the stage.

If that wasn’t enough, beginners can also now purchase a Beginner SET, available in both female and male versions, each of which includes a complete costume, three weapons, two skills, HP +30, and Shield. Patch 21 features four new costume sets overall, two for each gender.

Two in-game events have been announced as part of launch of Patch 21, with the first one handing out a Kitch or Hockey SET for free to players who purchase one of the new Pirate, Sphere, Fist, or CheckShield SETs. The second in-game event awards bonus EXP and PEN to those who participate in Battle Royal fights, allowing players to level up their characters even faster just by checking out the new free-for-all mode.

To compete against the 500,000 players who fight for glory in S4 League every month and join the 2 million other players who have registered for the game worldwide, visit the alaplaya portal at http://s4.en.alaplaya.net

About S4 League

Developed by Neowiz Games, S4 League is a fast-paced, multiplayer third-person shooter that has captivated players in Asia and Europe since its release in 2008. Featuring eight distinct character classes, team-focused gameplay modes, and a wide variety of weaponry and skills to wield, S4 League continues to deliver a top-tier gaming experience to players around the world. For more information about S4 League, please visit http://s4.en.alaplaya.net.

About Burda:ic&alaplaya

Burda:ic GmbH is a leading free-to-play PC online games publisher headquartered in Munich, Germany. Burda:ic markets and distributes massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) such as Avalon Heroes, S4 League, and Florensia. Its innovative alaplaya Gaming platform has continued to grow rapidly since its launch in summer 2007, with an expected 10 million registered users by end of 2010. More information about burda:ic is available at www.burda-ic.com.

Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint

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