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Third Chapter of Runes of Magic now open

Runes of Magic Chapter III - The Elder Kingdoms officially released today
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Berlin, 18th May 2010: Today sees the main expansion of the third chapter of Runes of Magic, "The Elder Kingdoms". The game servers have just opened with the updated version again.

The latest large expansion for the popular free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) adds one unexplored new region on the new continent Zandorya with a challenging new dungeon to the game world. Besides many other new features like the new PvP battleground Tyrefen Mountain Range and an enhanced skills system, the update includes the introduction of integrated voice chat to improve communication between players. The expansion installs automatically when launching the game. An updated full version of Runes of MagicChapter III The Elder Kingdoms is available to download for free through the official website ( www.runesofmagic.com).

Due to the continuing growth of the Runes of Magic community, Frogster has launched additional German, French, and Spanish language servers today. Starting tomorrow, all players can participate in an exciting release community contest, the "Level 58 Olympics", where they can obtain valuable item packages. More information about that will be given on the official website and in the forums.

What's new in Chapter III?

Upcoming in the course of Chapter III

AboutRunes of Magic

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role-playing game has an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,400 quests set in the fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than three million registered users, making it one of the most successful free-to-play titles on the market, and a must play game for all fans of RPGs and MMO games.

Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game's broad customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone. Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.

Runes of MagicFeatures

- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills

- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles

- In-depth story experienced through over 2,400 quests laced with epic quest-lines

- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield

- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of mountable animals

- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players

- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero's routine

- Dynamic crafting and customization of items

- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game

Facts

Title: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG

Platform: Windows PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Developer: Runewaker

Entertainment Ltd.

Release:

19.03.2009 "Chapter I Rise of the Demon Lord"

15.09.2009 "Chapter II The Elven Prophecy"

18.05.2010 "Chapter III The Elder Kingdoms"

USK: from 12 years

PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com

Frogster We take you to a new world!

The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO games with an internal team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the "Landmark in the Land of Ideas", a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Khler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de

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