"Meridian 59: Evolution" Goes Live!

"Meridian 59: Evolution" goes

Near Death Studios, Inc., the
developers of the independent multi-player online roleplaying game Meridian(tm)
59, is proud to announce the latest update on their client software and the
recent release of Meridian 59: Evolution. This update includes a new
hardware-accelerated 3D graphics engine featuring a high resolution display,
texture filtering, dynamic colored lighting, and many new special effects. In
addition, many interface changes have improved the game, including the addition
of the mouse look to ensured a more responsive control, rebindable keys, and hot
keys that are saved per-character.

Meridian 59 is a player vs. player (PvP)
focused game, allowing players to fight between themselves. Flexible skill-based
character advancement allows players to create individual characters to take
into the balanced PvP combat situations in a nearly lag-free environment. This
latest update enhances the gameplay and is free to all subscribers.

Near Death Studios is also excited
to extend the opportunity to take advantage of a month of play time to explore
and enjoy a trial version of Meridian 59: Evolution during the entire month of
November. Players will enjoy increased advancement rates on the trial server, as
well as the unique quests, events, and PvP contests found on the regular
servers. After the trial players can subscribe to the full version of Meridian
59 for only $10.95 per month with no sign-up fees or box to buy.

Both new and returning Meridian 59
players enjoy a original high-fantasy setting with familiar and original
monsters, spells, and equipment. The game’s chat features allow players to
converse within the tight knit in-game community of friendly, dedicated players
and veteran game administrators.

As a special bonus, on Saturday,
November 13th the developers of Meridian 59 will be on the trial server running
special events for people who have signed up for the trial. The event will take
place at 2 PM Pacific (5 PM Eastern and 11 PM GMT), afterwards the developers
will be on hand to a talk with the players and answer questions about the past,
present, and future of Meridian 59.

Take advantage of the free trial
playtime offer by going to


Information about the new client,
including a list of new features


More information about Meridian 59:
Evolution can be found at

About Meridian 59:

Meridian 59 was originally released
by The 3DO Company in 1996. In 2001, former developers of the game bought the
rights to Meridian 59 from 3DO and relaunched the game. The game has been
continuously updated since the relaunch. The game has been commercially
successful and has attracted thousands of players in the United States and

About Near Death Studios, Inc:

Founded in 2001, the
California-based studio focuses on developing unique online RPGs and
communities. Their award-winning flagship product, Meridian 59, is their first
offering. Upcoming projects include a cyberpunk-themed community site at

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Meridian is a trademark of Near
Death Studios, Inc.