Runes of Magic reaches new heights

Berlin- 10th August, 2010: Players of the online role-playing game Runes of Magic can soon enjoy the content of update 3.0.3 called“In the depths of the forest” that will go live tomorrow. The new content update offers players a new zone with new quest lines and the option to make new friends through the new relationship system. Beginners will all enjoy the company of a very special virtual pet and the update also includes a rebalance of a large number of skills in the game.

Over 100 quests will lead players through the new region of the Northern Janost Forest. Players will continue to explore the story of the third chapter of Runes of Magic by helping the Angrens defend their land against degenerated elves. If adventurers accept the challenge, they are able to reach the new level cap of 60, the final limit raise linked to Chapter III.

Apart from this new high-level content, every player will be able to enjoy a new relationship system allowing them to bind themselves together as friends, master and students or even lovers. Every relation will grant the persons involved special buffs when they are grouped with their partner. Lovers will even be able to marry their soul mate by exchanging their wedding ring in a chapel which has been built in Varanas, the most important city of Taborea.

Another new feature has been introduced by Frogster to help out beginners to discover and enjoy the game in its early stages. From now on, a special pet, taking the form of a golden pixie, gives new players hints on how to play the game and help them out by granting them special buffs or healing them when damaged.

To learn more about the update“In the depth of the forest”, players can consult the patch notes on the official website of Runes of Magic, which explain in more details the new features introduced in the game and the revamp of the skills operated at the same time at this address: www.runesofmagic.com/en/chapter3.html

Runes of Magic– A world full of magic and adventure

‘Runes of Magic’ has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,700 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills.‘Runes of Magic’ offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features‘Runes of Magic’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 3.5 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.

Runes of Magic Features

    <*>Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills <*>Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles <*>Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield <*>Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars <*>In-depth story experienced through above 2,700 quests laced with epic quest-lines <*>Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts <*>Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players <*>Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons <*>Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike <*>Dynamic crafting and customization of items <*>Versatile role play elements including a marriage system <*>Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
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+

EAN: 4020628086787– Box Chapter I

4020628087050– Box Chapter II

4020628087593– Box Chapter III Price (Box Version):€9.99 (RRP)

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. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de

Press Contact

Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Philipp Senkbeil

PR Manager Europe

Hardenbergstraße 9A

D-10623 Berlin

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

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

E psenkbeil@frogster.de

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