· Drakensang Online sets milestone after eight months
· Size of game world has doubled in the last months
London, April 10 2012 – Bigpoint’s ( http://www.bigpoint.com/) Drakensang Online continues its impressive run with more than 5 million players signing up since the official launch of the open beta version of the game in August 2011 ( http://www.drakensang-online.com). Not only have the player figures increased over the past few months, but the development team in Berlin has also significantly expanded the size of the game environment by doubling the total game content. Numerous new areas, a plethora of new monsters and three times as many quests now await courageous heroes.
“Our massive and rapidly-growing world provides gamers with a one-of-a-kind MMO experience for PVE and PVP modes, that is state-of-the-art within the browser game sector and beyond”, said Bernd Beyreuther, Head of Game Production for Bigpoint Berlin. “The more than five million registered gamers are not only an impressive affirmation of the excellent work we have put in over the past months, but also serve to further motivate us to continue to develop Drakensang Online for our global community.”
The new areas in Drakensang Online include the Norselands and the Loxley Caverns. Furthermore, players have been able to choose from a third archetype, the Ranger, for their quests in the Drakensang Online world of Duria. The number of skills each player has at their disposal to equip their characters with has also doubled. If that were not enough, countless new types of armor, weapons and gems, as well as new pets like the Dragonspawn, Fairies and Phoenix, have been added. Rounding out the expansions are the guild system, a teleportation feature, the crafting feature and various PvP modes. In addition, players can look forward to a brand new talent tree in late April for each character class.
Drakensang Online is available to play in open beta in more than 20 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish on the official website ( http://www.drakensang-online.com/). Drakensang Online was awarded the prize for “Best Role Playing Game” and “Best Browser Game” at the 2011 German Game Developer Awards. The game can be played for free and without downloading any additional software. More information is available on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/drakensangonline/) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/drakensang/).
Bigpoint is an online-game developer, publisher and content provider for more than 1,000 global distribution partners. Bigpoint’s free-to-play games are played by over 261 million registered users in over 30 languages. The company’s diversified portfolio includes high quality games for browser, mobile and social platforms. More than 800 employees from over 35 different nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany or at other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo and Malta. For more information, please visit www.bigpoint.net.