Planet Calypso Breaks out the big guns

Göteborg, Sweden - December 10, 2010 /GameBlast/ - First Planet Company, developer and publisher of Planet Calypso, the oldest planet in the Massively Multiplayer Online Game Entropia Universe, announced today their newest version is available as a free download.  This update brings the Medusa's Head Islands into the world and is joined by powerful new combat vehicles to rule the land, sea and air.   

Colonists can now feel safer than ever as they travel across Planet Calypso in one of three new fully-armed and armored vehicles, at least until they meet another armed Colonist.  The mighty Megingjord Tank, Naglaf patrol boat and Gungnir attack helicopter will allow players to survive hostile animal and robot attacks as they fight back with massive firepower.  It will also give colonists in PVP zones a chance for true combat. 

SELECT FEATURES

Vehicles

    <*>Tank:  Megingjord, Feeling unprotected in a car? Why not use a heavy tank instead? The thick armor and heavy arms on this vehicle are superior to all other vehicles! <*>Combat Boat:  Naglfar, Want to become the ruler of the sea? Acquire a patrol boat and protect a district or just keep disturbing joyriders away. <*>Attack Helicopter:  Gungnir, In Norse mythology Gungnir is Oden's magical spear that always hits its mark and always kills.  Gather several friends in a helicopter and take off.

Vehicle Weapons

    <*>Vehicle weapon attachments are introduced. <*>Mounted weapons have a weapon camera mode. <*>The helicopter and the combat boat can be armed with both mountable and attachable weapons. <*>The VTOL can be armed with attachable weapons. <*>The tank can be armed with an attachable weapon that can have a mountable weapon. <*>The vehicle weapons can be fitted to a vehicle with a valid slot for that weapon. The new ones are named:
1.     Megingjord Turret Mk1

2.     Helicopter MMB AS-41

3.     Naglfar Anti Air Cannon Mk1

4.     Naglfar Turret Mk1

5.     VTOL MMB AS-35

6.     Fire Of Hel

7.     Heavy Porcupine HMAP-52

Vehicle Changes

    <*>Vehicle Commissioning:  From today vehicles do not need commissioning; you no longer need to find a commissioning terminal before spawning a new vehicle. <*>Inside the VTOL, Valkyrie, Brünnhilde and Saehrimnir you now have a dashboard that, for example, shows the SI, petrol level and speed. The VTOL has additional displays. <*>Message box when refueling now includes more information, such as fuel amount and value as well as vehicle name.
A full list of the features, changes and issues can be found at:  Full Features List

First Planet Company is the developer and publisher of Planet Calypso, the oldest planet within the Entropia Universe, the largest real economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Players have the ability to participate in a unique virtual world where they have no monthly costs. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on Calypso or in the real world. Planet Calypso uses a state of the art graphics engine to deliver the highest quality visuals in an MMO today.

Planet Calypso is a free download available at the game's official website, www.planetcalypso.com.  Follow Planet Calypso on Facebook here.

 

About First Planet Company

First Planet Company AB is a subsidiary of the MindArk Group. First Planet Company AB develops and markets Planet Calypso, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) based on the Entropia Platform, and is part of the Entropia Universe. Set in a distant future, the planet Calypso is home to an expanding human colony struggling with the natural and economic elements involved in establishing their new civilization.

For more information on First Planet Company (FPC) and Planet Calypso please contact us at the numbers below or go to our website at http://www.planetcalypso.com

Copyright© 2010 First Planet Company. All Rights Reserved. 

 

For further information, please contact:

First Planet Company:

Frank Campbell

+46 31 607 362

fc@mindark.com

First Planet Company Media:

David Tractenberg

(310) 453-2050 x111

david@tractionpr.com

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