Elgin, Scotland. February 4 h 2013. Hunted Cow, the online role playing game experts today released the first gameplay footage and information about the studio's long-awaited, innovative new browser-based, massively multiplayer, 3D, online, role-playing game, Eldevin.
The world exclusive trailer for Eldevin is now LIVE on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bZZ7u2BoNc
Eldevin is a new story-driven game, set in a corrupt fantasy world on the precipice of all out war. Players can join the Eldevin army, or the Mages of the Arcane Council, in a quest to recover the magical artefacts, which have taken the kingdom to the edge of disaster.
The game runs entirely within a web browser, using Java technology. This means it runs on all major web browsers, with no additional downloads or installations. Eldevin does not require high end graphics processors and will work on the majority of netbooks, laptops and desktops running Windows, Mac OS or Linux, making Eldevin accessible to almost every computer user.
Eldevin is vast. The game brings players one of the richest, most in-depth game experiences ever found in a browser-based game. It offers a powerful, classless, real-time combat system. There are 100 different abilities, 200 talents, several hundred different items, which can be collected or crafted by players within the game, by mastering up to 14 different professions.
From launch Eldevin will offer hundreds of hours of gameplay within a huge, diverse world. There are over 600 individual quests, as well as group dungeons and solo adventures to keep individual players and parties challenged and engaged for months. The game also offers player versus player combat, including 5 v 5 battlegrounds and free for all matches.
John Stewart, the studio manager of Hunted Cow, said, “ Eldevin is our flagship project. We're a small indie developer but we've been working on this game for the best part of eight years now. It incorporates everything we've learned from our previous games, such as Fallen Sword and Gothador, but adds a wide range of innovations and ideas we believe take the genre in a number of new directions. As huge MMO fans ourselves, our goal was simple – to build the best massively multiplayer online role playing game on the market. We're incredibly proud of what we've accomplished and we're ready to find out what players think of the game. We want to see everyone in-game for the closed beta test in March 2013, which will be followed closely by the open beta and full game launch.”
The development team is hard at work ensuring the game is ready for the beta period and subsequent launch. However, the team is already planning additional new content, new features, updates and expansions, to ensure that from launch and into the foreseeable future, Eldevin remains at the forefront of online role-playing gaming.
The Eldevin closed beta test launches in March. Players wishing to join in should visit www.eldevin.com/beta to sign up.
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About Hunted Cow:
Hunted Cow Studios was formed in September 2003 by Andrew Mulholland (Hoofmaster) and Glenn Murphy (Cowboy) in the small but friendly town of Elgin. The company's first website – CowPlay was launched the same year. This website offered free multiplayer correspondence chess.
Five months later, Hunted Cow Studio released its second online game titled Gothador, followed shortly by Fallen Sword, w hich has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying games available, its engrossing setting and stories drawing in hundreds of new players daily.
The company is now working on the highly anticipated browser-based, 3D massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, Eldevin, which promises to revolutionise the genre. Hunted Cow has also released several new mobile games, with the company's launch title Tank Battle: 1944, complemented by Civil War: 1863 and the recently released Tank Battle: North Africa.