Prima Games Releases Pirates of the Burning Sea: the Official eGuide

New York, NY (June 16, 2008)—Prima Games, an imprint of Random House Inc., and Flying Lab Software have announced the release of Pirates of the Burning Sea Revised Edition: Prima Official eGuide (PotBS), the highly anticipated, revised companion to the game’s 1.4 patch. This revised and expanded title from Prima Games is available in digital eGuide format only, including a new exclusive code for an in-game shoulder lizard. The guide is now available online for a suggested retail price of $19.99 or may be downloaded at www.primagames.com.

“We are very excited to be able to offer a newly updated and revised guide digitally for this well-loved MMORPG,” says Debra Kempker, president of Prima Games.“Continuing in a new tradition of in-game items, we were able to once again offer exclusive content—something we hope to keep doing in the future.”

In the re-creation of the guide, Prima continued to use its previous author team along with the Syndicate, the world’s largest online gaming guild. The Syndicate team spent hundreds of hours playing the game and testing strategies alongside the game dev team in the first installment of the guide. For the revised edition, the team was kept in the game, playing along side other players, team members, and staff to expand on past strategies and cultivate new, long-term tactics.

“Our friends at Prima have created a must-have guide for every Pirates of the Burning Sea fan,” said Troy Hewitt, Director, Community Relations at Flying Lab Software.“Filled with the latest in piratical play-tips, this official guide is a tremendous resource for even the most sea-worthy captain of the Burning Sea! Let’s not forget that exclusive shoulder lizard—Yar!”

The guide contains an updated breakdown of every ship (new and past) and its stats, as well as an in-depth career guide to help players at every level on both land and sea. The guide also takes an exhaustive look at the newest class: Buccaneer. There are fully updated tables of every new skill as well.

High quality strategy guides and relationships with top game developers and publishers have enabled Prima Games to become the market leader it is today, producing over 90 titles last year alone.

About Prima Games

Prima Games, an imprint of Random House Inc., is the world's leading publisher of game guides for computer and console video games, with more than 1,500 titles published and over 100 million guides in print. High quality strategy guides, extensive retail distribution, and relationships with top game developers and publishers had enabled Prima Games to claim the highest market share among game guide publishers. More information can be found at www.primagames.com.

About Flying Lab Software

Flying Lab Software, a Seattle-based game development company, is the maker of the critically acclaimed Rails Across America. Their current project is Pirates of the Burning Sea, an innovative massively multiplayer online role-playing game of adventure and naval combat in the age of sail.

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