Snail Games Announces Next Expansion for MMO Heroes of Gaia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – February 24, 2011– SNAIL GAMES USA today announced the next expansion to their popular free to play browser MMO Heroes of Gaia will launch on March 10th, 2011. The expansion, called " Ascension" will add an enormous amount of new content and features to what is already one of the deepest browser MMOs available today.

Heroes of Gaia: Ascension  calls upon players to rise up and conquer the immense challenges placed before them and acheive new levels of power that were never before possible. Some of the main features of Heroes of Gaia: Ascension include:

    <*>Raised Fame Levels - Five new Fame levels for players to achieve. The Immortal, Doom Messenger, Death Messenger, Lord of Chaos, and  Lord of Order. <*>New Elite-level Co-op Instances - Players can team up and do battle in two new high-level instances. Players must defeat the first level for a chance to gain access to the second, and defeating both will results in epic gear drops. <*>Mercenary Heroes - Players and Guilds can hire temporary Heroes to fight on their behalf and seige enemy Castles. <*>New "Command Style" System - Players can choose their own path by selecting a primary focus of development in their Castles. Militant, Prolific, or Preventative will allow them to choose between training troops faster, increased resource production, or reduce the effects of attack respectively.
"This is only the first of two major expansions we have planned for Heroes of Gaia ," says Snail Games USA Director of Operations Mark Hill. "We have an extremely dedicated group of players on HoG , and we are proud to offer them these new and exciting ways to experience the game."

In addition, the Heroes of Gaia: Ascension  expansion includes:

    <*>A Vagabond Camp that players can visit every day to obtain valuable items. <*>Equipment Sundering and Enchanting, which allows players to split their gear into various base materials, and choose their own gear bonuses. <*>A new Castle building upgrade which gives players the power to carry more troops into combat with each new level. <*>Rebellion Quashing system that allows Guilds to put down rebellions against Capitols they own. <*>Redesigned tutorial and adjustment of Novice Gift pack allowing new players to more easily gain the skills and equipment they need to compete.
Heroes of Gaia  is a browser-based, fantasy MMO where players choose from among four warring factions (Human, Undead, Elf, or Orc), build massive castles, recruit devastating armies, embark on epic quests, and engage in amazing PvE, PvP, and GvG battles. Recently,  Heroes of Gaia  has reached over 1 million active players worldwide, 10 Million plays on Kongregate, and Snail Games is continuing to deliver major expansions and content updates. Previous expansions include Babel , Blood Fort , and Rise of the Guilds .

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More information about HEROES OF GAIA                          

Based on the classic strategy-game architecture pioneered in legendary PC strategy titles, HEROES OF GAIA allows gamers to choose one of four warring factions (Humans, Elves, Orcs or the Undead) and challenges them to build castles, recruit mighty heroes, quest for magical items, summon up devastating armies and rampage across the land battling against live players and NPCs alike in thrilling strategic combat to dominate the kingdom of Gaia. The game is free to play and browser-based, which means no heavy client to download or install and no subscription fees– ever.

                                                                                                                                  

HEROES OF GAIA official Web site: www.heroesofgaia.com

Gameplay information: www.heroesofgaia.com/introduction/introduction.html

Screen shots: www.heroesofgaia.com/playerpic/index.html

Concept Art: www.heroesofgaia.com/art/index.html 

About Snail Games USA                                                                                    

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Snail Games USA is the North American division of Snail Games (Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd.), a leading developer of MMOs and virtual world experiences in China. Snail Games USA is committed to delivering the highest-quality interactive experiences to gamers. To learn more about Snail Games USA, please visit: www.snailgamesusa.com.

About Snail Games

Named as one of the“Top 10 Chinese game developers,” Snail Games is a leading developer of MMO and interactive online games in China. Founded in October 2000, Snail Game’s growing library of titles includes 5 Street, Age of Armor, Voyage Century and Heroes of Gaia. Snail Game’s wildly popular titles are currently sold and distributed worldwide. To learn more about Snail Game, please visit: www.snailgame.net.

© 2011 Snail Games USA. All Rights Reserved. HEROES OF GAIA, Snail Games USA, Snail Game, Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. and the Snail Game logo are trademarks of Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. and/or Snail Games USA in the United States and/or other countries. 


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