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Runes of Magic Official Launched

March 19, 2009

FROGSTER ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF RUNES OF MAGIC

After a Successful Beta, Runes of Magic is Ready to Raise the Bar for Free-to-Play MMOs

Frogster America, Inc. today announced the official launch of Runes of Magic, the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) that is redefining the standard for free-to-play titles. Starting today, players can immerse themselves in the first chapter of the game, Rise of the Demon Lord, and experience the wonders of Taborea. Runes of Magic is available as a free download from the official website at: www.runesofmagic.com

Anyone who has not yet registered can do so for free at the official website and begin adventuring immediately. Players with existing accounts can continue to use their characters created during the beta and can also expect an expanded game world in comparison with the previous open beta version. New quests and an epic quest series, as well as new instances, offer fresh game content. A final fine-tuning of the German and English translations and bug fixes have also been implemented.

The fantasy world will soon been expanded with the addition of ‘Ravenfell’, a coastal area with a distinct pirate feel. The game world will be further complemented by regular updates following the release.

About Runes of Magic With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic is redefining the standard for free-to-play titles. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1,000 quests in an exciting and dangerous fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class, choose to create a character from 30 character class combinations. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts including war horses.

A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the ability to decorate their own virtual homes with individual furnishings. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PVP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss monsters, Runes of Magic has something for everyone. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker, has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards and put more than three years of development into the game. The studio will continue to provide new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website at: www.runesofmagic.com.

Runes of Magic features:

Free-to-play: no monthly fees, free download
Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes)
Versatile spell- and attack-combinations
Enthralling background story
More than 1,000 quests and quest series on launch
No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture
Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent
Individually developable skills and spells
Armor sets with special bonuses
Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading
Optional PvP system with arena battles and guild wars
Ranking system with player-ranking lists
Multitude of unique mounts
Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items
Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing
Reputation system
Customizable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons
Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
In-game auction houses for trading items
Teleport-Runes for instant travel
Mouse and keyboard controls for movement
Regular updates with new content
Guild castles in special zones
Cross-server fights in three-server-battle in development

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