Runes of Magic“Return of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom” in the starting blocks

Berlin, 29 May 2009: With the new large Patch 1.7 "Return of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom", Frogster will soon deliver additional new game contents for Runes of Magic . Among other things, this update enlarges the world of the online role-playing game with new expansion potentials for guild castles. Moreover, the instance "Ruins of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom" is extended by a high-level area with new boss adversaries. The release of "Return of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom" is scheduled for 3 June 2009.

With this update, guilds can, for collected resources, erect special buildings in their castle yard. Step by step, these guilds unlock more and stronger constructions from the technology tree. Thus, the workshop is available only after the erection of a school, and powerful rune towers are available to the guilds only if they have considerably advanced the expansion of their castle. All buildings grant the guild special bonuses, from enhanced riding speed through the potential to mine resources up to powerful defensive works, which are in turn tactical elements in the planned guild vs. guild wars.

Players at level 50 can now plan new trips to the "Ruins of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom" again. So far, the dungeon was conceived for adventurers at levels 35 to 40, but this update extends it by a completely newly designed area for high-level groups with new bosses and, of course, new rewards.

Furthermore, the content patch introduces Elite skills for the levels 40 and 45. Pet collectors can rejoice– permanent pets will become available with the update.

Frogster to Show New Content from Runes of Magic at E3

Frogster will be showing the new content from the upcoming add-on behind closed doors at the E3 next week in Los Angeles in On Floor Meeting Room 5074 to media and distribution partners by appointment only. Anyone interested in booking a meeting should contact: psenkbeil@frogster-ip.de

Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure

Runes of Magic was commercially released on 19 March 2009. All interested fantasy fans can continue to download the online role playing game for free at www.runesofmagic.com and can plunge into the game world after a short registration process.

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free to play massively online role playing games. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1.600 quests embedded in an atmospheric fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class they present 30 individual combinations of character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts like war horses and more. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PvP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.

Features

    <*>Free to play: no monthly fees, free download <*>Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes) <*>Versatile spell- and attack-combinations <*>Enthralling background story <*>More than 1.600 quests and quest series <*>No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture <*>Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent <*>Individually developable skillsand spells <*>Armour sets with special bonuses <*>Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading <*>Optional PvP system with arena battles <*>Ranking system with player-ranking lists <*>Multitude of unique mounts <*>Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items <*>Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing <*>Reputation system <*>Customisable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons <*>Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily <*>In-game auction houses for trading items <*>Teleport-Runes for instant travel <*>Mouse and keyboard controls for movement <*>Regular updates with new content <*>Guild castles in special zones <*>Cross-server fights in three-server-battle and guild wars in development

Facts

Titel: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy-MMORPG

Platform: Windows-PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming

Developer: RunewakerEntertainment Ltd.

Release: 19 March 2009

PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 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 that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computergames 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 in 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, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

Media Contact

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Philipp Senkbeil

PR Manager

Hardenbergstraße 9A

D-10623 Berlin

T +49 (0) 30 - 28 47 01 -39

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

E psenkbeil@frogster-ip.de

W www.frogster-interactive.de


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