Runes of Magic adds a swamp full of adventure

Berlin, 12th May 2010: Together with the main release of ‘Chapter III– The Elder Kingdoms’ on the 18th May, the miry wastes of the‘Southern Janost Forest’ open up in the North West Thunderhoof Hills. The new zone in Runes of Magic contains multiple new quests for adventurers who have reached character level 57.

The stifling air of the Southern Janost Forest hangs damp and dull and the swampy landscape is full of dangers to intrepid explorers. This is the home of the principality of Shador, a forest dwelling people who have perfected the art of bow and arrow combat. Long ago, the mother of the race, Jenny‘The Thousand Feathers’ Giant, was a close ally to King Kalume. However, over the centuries, the glitter of the race deteriorated and now Thousand Feathers’ descendants wage battle against the brutal forces from Warnorken Castle. The bastion of the barbarous Baron Reuen von Jura is the source of all evil in the Southern Janost Forest. But, brave adventurers– dispatched by the child king Callaway– now gather in the swamps and seek solidarity with the noble people of Shador.

Players will first need to win the trust of the shy forest folk. In the the Southern Janost Forest there are abundant missions in which adventurers have to win the favor of the Shador. The zone boasts with over 100 new quests which relay the history of the swampy region. These can be experienced beginning May 18th. Additional information about the territory is available on the official website: www.runesofmagic.com.

About Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role-playing game has an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,400 quests set in the fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than three million registered users, making it one of the most successful free-to-play titles on the market, and a must play game for all fans of RPGs and MMO games.

Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s broad customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone. Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.

Runes of Magic Features

- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills

- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles

- In-depth story experienced through over 2,400 quests laced with epic quest-lines

- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield

- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of mountable animals

- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players

- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine

- Dynamic crafting and customization of items

- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game

Facts

Title: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG Platform: Windows PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH Developer: Runewaker

Entertainment Ltd.

Release: 19.03.2009“Chapter I– Rise of the Demon Lord”

15.09.2009“Chapter II– The Elven Prophecy”

18.05.2010“Chapter III– The Elder Kingdoms”

USK: from 12 years PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com

Frogster– We take you to a new world!

The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO games with an internal team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the“Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Köhler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de

Media Contact

Europe:

Philipp Senkbeil

Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Hardenbergstr. 9A• 10623 Berlin• Germany

Tel +49 (0)30-28 47 01 42

Fax +49 (0)30-28 47 01 11

Mail psenkbeil@frogster.de

Web www.frogster-online.com

North America:

Frogster America

Bryan Davies

Bryan.davies@frogster-america.com


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