Trolls, trials and a trailer

Thursday 5 th April 2012, Cambridge, UK – Jagex, makers of RuneScape, the World’s most popular and multi-award winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online adventure game, today unveiled their latest cinematic trailer to celebrate the release of RuneScape’s new members starting experience: The Troll Warzone.

New players will begin their RuneScape adventure with the new quest line, designed to introduce them to the members’ game, as well as familiarize them with RuneScape’s rich and extensive lore.  Describing the Troll Warzone content, Jagex's Chief Creative Officer Alex Horton explained, “We’ve created a brand new opening experience that will wow players right from the very start, it's the perfect introduction for anyone experiencing the epic adventure that is RuneScape".

To celebrate the games latest evolution, Jagex is also giving all new players a free 14-day trial to RuneScape’s membership expansion, to allow everyone the opportunity to experience all that RuneScape has to offer. This includes full access to the entire RuneScape world, 100's of hours of member's quests, an additional 9 powerful skills, 20 compelling mini-games, full screen gaming and much, much more.

Commenting on the complimentary trial, Mark Ogilvie, RuneScape's Lead Designer stated: “What better way to celebrate RuneScape’s awesome new opening experience than to invite everyone to try out the latest features with a trial of the member’s game. So why not create a free account, join RuneScape, and begin your adventure today.”

Mark continues, "The trailer tells the story behind The Troll Warzone and acts as the perfect introduction to RuneScape - an online adventure of epic proportions. RuneScape offers players unrivalled levels of content, skills and challenges, designed to satisfy the appetite of novice and experienced adventurers alike".  

Remarking on the collaboration, Murray Butler, Creative Director of visual effects powerhouse Framestore in New York' explained "This was an opportunity to create an eye popping fight sequence where we push speed ramps and camera moves to the extreme". The trailer is available to view on RuneScape’s YouTube channel ( www.youtube.com/RuneScape) or to download from http://bit.ly/TrollsandTrials 

For more information and to take advantage of the free 14 day member’s trial, simply visit www.RuneScape.com.

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About RuneScape

RuneScape is the world’s most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online adventure game (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.

About Jagex

Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.

Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.


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