RUNESCAPE UNVEILS EASTER EVENT: CHOCATRICE VS EVIL CHICKEN

Jagex Games Studio, makers of RuneScape, the World’s largest and multi-award winning free-to-play MMO, today released details of their annual Easter event. Few rivalries are as fierce as that of the Evil Chicken and the Chocatrice, who are going head-to-crest in an Easter egg hunt most fowl. The Easter Bunny is missing – presumed dead – and the Easter eggs he left lying across RuneScape are the target of the Evil Chicken and Chocatrice’s wicked wager: to find out who can turn the greatest number of adorable little chicks into diabolically delicious snacks!

Report in to the Evil Chicken or the Chocatrice in Varrock square to find out when the next Easter egg hunt is starting. Once you’ve pledged your allegiance to your chosen villain, you’ll be gifted with a patented Eggsterminator®, which will turn the innocent chicks within the eggs into fried chicken drumsticks or chocotreats, depending on whether you have scotch eggs (for the Evil Chicken) or marshmallows (for the Chocatrice) selected in the Combat Styles tab.

Hunts are held on every odd hour (so, 9am BST, 11am BST, 1pm BST etc.) There are 5 eggs to find per hunt, and you have you have a little under 2 hours to find them. You may be able to convince the Evil Chicken or the Chocatrice to set you off in the right direction, but after that it’s down to you and your fellow players to find the rest. Breaking the eggs doesn’t stop other players from finding them, so it might be wise to work with some partners in crime. Join the EvilEggFind or ChocEggFind chat channels to find suitably unscrupulous associates.

If you seek out, hatch and destroy 3 chicks, and then hand the relevant treats to the bad-guy you’re backing, you’ll earn the right to claim an egg or chocolate-themed mask, to show the world your shame (or lack thereof). You’ll need 3 drumsticks for the egg on face mask, or 3 chocotreats for the chocolate egg on face mask. Get all 5 eggs in a single hunt, and you’ll earn a lamp giving you XP in the skill of your choice.

Players needing more help can join in with the Community team’s clue nights on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th of April. Watch our Twitter feed, or head over to the dedicated thread at 10pm (BST) on those days.

For more information and to create your free RuneScape account simply visit www.RuneScape.com today.

Image assets are available to download from: http://bit.ly/RSEaster2012.

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About RuneScape

RuneScape is the world’s most popular free-to-play MMO (as recognised by Guinness World Records), from multiple award-winning independent British development studio Jagex. Set in a richly detailed, medieval fantasy world, RuneScape’s traditional storytelling proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games. RuneScape delivers a contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across the globe every day. RuneScape offers a fully featured free-to-play game, with a popular subscription option of even greater scale and ambition, both running directly within almost any computer’s browser.

Thanks to its character-class-free skill system and elective gameplay, there are no limits to the hero players can become, no quest you cannot complete and no requirement to collaborate with others or face them in player-versus-player combat unless you so choose.  RuneScape’s distinctive role-playing style rewards players who think strategically and play smartly. Its witty, intelligent tone, finely balanced gameplay, epic questing and myriad in-world diversions combine to create a game that has earned its place as the most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game of all time and continues to push the boundaries of online role-playing games.

   


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