Quartet of active pets for Bounty Bay Online

Berlin, 17.09.2009: In‘Beyond the Horizon’ Frogster is to expand the pet system of Bounty Bay Online with various new functions and will introduce four new pets. Hell Wolf, Ice Fairy, Shadow Reaper and Wild Bull will become available to players as faithful companions in the fourth quarter of 2009 as a part of the comprehensive expansion. Along with traditional functions and values such as Loyalty, Health, Experience, or Pet Level, the new pets will also have so-called‘additional attributes’ such as‘Damage Bonus’ and‘Critical Hit’. Slots in the interface of the four newcomers will enable players to fit equipment or to teach them exclusive skills. Thanks to the new companions having their own inventories, they offer additional storage space for the main character. With basic commands such as‘Attack’ or‘Follow’, owners can control their pets either via the pet menu or by using the action bar. A separate pet action bar allows players to arrange the pet quartet’s exclusive skills comfortably and execute these from there.

The four new creatures can be summoned using a special whistle which will be available in the Item Shop. With all their supporting functions, the pets are rather more than just passive companions. As brave protectors, untiring hunters and strong combatants, they are controlled in parallel with the main character and thus are always actively at the players’ sides. But so that their pets don’t take flight, or even die, players need take care of their pets and feed them attentively.

Frogster is going to publish Bounty Bay Online‘Beyond the Horizon’ in the fourth quarter of 2009 according to current plans. Besides the active pet system, the expansion will contain the new continent South America, six new towns, five new character classes, new instances, new PvP arenas and tournaments and new mini-games. In keeping with its predecessors,‘Beyond the Horizon’ will be available free of charge. Players can obtain regular bulletins about the up-coming expansion at a special info web page: http://bth.bountybayonline.de.

About Bounty Bay Online

With Bounty Bay Online players enter the Age of Discoveries from the 15th to the 17th century. MMO fans are able to choose an online career as a merchant, sailor, fisherman, pirate or adventurer and make their fortune at land and on the seven seas. Alone or with a guild of players, many adventures and gripping quests lie on their way. Thousands of ancient discoveries on all continents like the pyramids of Gizah or the Chinese Wall are waiting to be explored. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the seas, strong guilds can take control of colonies and cities and decide upon their destiny. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade system based on supply and demand. In April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an integrated item shop as an alternative to the subscription model, so that new sailors can now roam the Seven Seas without any fixed costs. More information is available on www.bountybayonline.com.

Features

• Hundreds of authentic ship models

• Land and sea combat

• More than 60 realistic towns and harbours in historical authentic style

• Guilds can conquer towns

• Trade system based on supply and demand

• Free Colony Add-on: Guilds can now found their own colonies and then decide upon the rules in their territories.

• Coming in 4th quarter of 2009: The comprehensive expansion‘Beyond the Horizon’ will allow a complete circumvention of the world for the first time and will contain new cities, one new continent, some new instances and many new quest.

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computer games industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America since January 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster.de

Contact

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Axel Schmidt

Senior PR Manager

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