Volume 1: Revelations of Gipat, the first Allods Online expansion, goes live this summer

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland– June 2nd, 2010– Allods Online, the AAA MMORPG published by Gala Networks Europe, the leading free-to-play online games publisher, on the gPotato.eu portal, will be boosted by the launch of its first expansion, Volume 1: Revelations of Gipat, which comes to the European servers this summer.

With this expansion the European team will skip several Russian versions and jump directly from version 6 (1.0.6), which only went live 5 weeks ago, to version 8 (1.1.0) where many improvements, new content, and bug fixes have been implemented to the game.

Gipat, a new allod, has been located and players will instantly be at home in the new zone. It is the very same land where Zak awoke 100 years ago and, with the help of the Great Mage, Tka-Rik, discovered his June heritage and battled against the Curse of the Junes, the Astral Demons. Players will recognise many of the same landmarks that Zak himself explored: the old village, the bandit's hideout, and even many of the same people and creatures. But the land has been ravaged by time; the once-vast sea, for example, is now nothing more than a small pond pouring into the Astral. And yet, those living there are untouched, seeming to remain precisely as they were. It falls to the players of Allods Online to unravel this mystery and understand the truth behind the Revelations of Gipat; bringing over 100 hours of new content and roughly 150 brand new quests.

Volume 1: Revelations of Gipat will also introduce mounts to the game which will allow players from level 12 to travel the allods of Sarnaut easier and much faster. According to your faction you will be eligible to either ride the Kanian Steed or the Xadaganian Horse, or, if you are lucky, you will be able to call the Whitemane, a rare mount, your own.

Have you already reached level 40 in Allods Online? Then your time has come and soon you will be able to experience new encounters, face more dangerous enemies and fascinating quests with an increased level cap to 42. The Professions level cap is also increased accordingly.

The game mechanism is an evolving part of Allods Online and an important part for every player. This is why the first expansion will see both minor and more major changes that will have an impact on the game. More detailed information will be revealed in the next few weeks.

For more information on Volume 1: Revelations of Gipat and Allods Online please visit the official European website at http://allods.gPotato.eu.

Join the Allods Online community which is growing from day to day. Just register your free gPotato.eu account, download the game at http://en.allods.gpotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx and discover the shattered world of Sarnaut.

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, AAA MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe. Developed by Astrum Nival, the development studio owned by Mail.Ru and published across Europe in English, French, and German by gPotato.eu. Allods Online has just won the award of the Most Anticipated MMO in 2009, in the readers choice awards of MMOsite.com.

Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled astral battleships and the dynamic Astral space to explore, and creates a new standard of co-operative gameplay. Join one of the two factions at war and discover the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up by completing over 1,500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online also features Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms. Players can register and download this free MMO game at the official European website– http://allods.gpotato.eu.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes and Canaan Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over four million users. An eighth game, currently going under the working title "Project 9" will be released during 2010. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.

About Mail.ru

Mail.ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services. Among these are the largest Russian free e-mail service, popular instant messenger Mail.ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.ru, search engine Poisk@Mail.ru, and hosting for photos, videos and blogs. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.ru Games is the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its extensive portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online (created by Astrum Nival) and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Silkroad Online, ZX Online, Cross Fire and ZT Online. Mail.ru's eight Russian offices are in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Samara and Kazan. The company also has international locations in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hamburg, Germany. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.


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