Turbine’s Asheron’s Call 2: Legions Goes Gold




TURBINE’s Asheron’s Call 2: Legions
GoeS gold


 


WESTWOOD, Mass. – April 25, 2005 –
Turbine, Inc., a leading
publisher of online subscription entertainment, announced today that the
highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online game
Asheron’s Call 2: Legions
(tm)
has gone gold. 
Legions, the first expansion pack
for the graphically ground breaking phenomenon
Asheron’s Call 2:

Fallen Kings®
,
arrives on retail shelves throughout North America in May. 


 


After an extensive beta program, including
feedback from thousands of online gamers, Turbine has put the finishing touches
on the long-awaited expansion pack.  The forthcoming game provides players with
an ambitious new storyline and content for hours and hours of additional online
adventuring.  Gamers will get to explore a massive new continent, play an
innovative hero system and choose new races including the mystical Empyreans as
well as the Drudge.  


 


"The development process has been
exciting and fulfilling.  Our beta program participants were enthusiastic and
full of great suggestions, making it easy to maintain the Turbine tradition of
listening to the people that make the franchise so popular," said Tom Nichols,
vice president of marketing, Turbine Inc. 

"As
an emerging publisher, this


is the first of many top quality
titles Turbine plans on delivering. We’re sure


Asheron’s Call 2: Legions

will be exciting for those new to Asheron’s Call and will exceed the
expectations of our long-time fans."


 


Building on the critically acclaimed franchise,
Asheron’s Call 2: Legions
will feature:


  • A Massive New Continent


    *Players can explore the mystical continent
    of Knorr. The continent adds more than 30 percent to the size of the game
    world.


  • New Playable Races


    *Recalled from portal-space by Asheron
    himself, players can choose to help the Empyreans rebuild their power on
    Dereth or toil the land as a Drudge!


  • 300 New Skills and Abilities Added


    *Players can experience completely new skill
    trees and hierarchies.


  • 3 New Prestige Classes


    *These elite classes extend gameplay for the
    new race by offering special options to high-end players.


  • Hero System 2.0 Extends Elder Challenge


    *New skill system and advancement model for
    high-level characters includes the ability to chain skills for spectacular
    results in combat.


  • 40+ New Weapons


    *A wide variety of weapons for all races have
    been added.


  • 100+ New Quests


    *Designed for a full span of level ranges,
    this is practically a full game in itself.


  • 20+ New Dungeons


    *Players enter these underground lairs of the
    Olthoi Queen and fight for dominance of Knorr.


  • 10 New Monster Types


    *These monsters are unique to the world of
    Knorr and add to the already uniquely creative complement of creature in
    Asheron’s Call 2: Fallen Kings
    ®.


  • Engine Upgrades


    *Major game system improvements enhance
    performance and smooth the gameplay experience.

 



Asheron’s
Call 2: Legions

will be

distributed across North America by Station
Publishing and across Europe by The Codemasters Software Limited.  


 


About Turbine, Inc.


 


Turbine, Inc. is a premier producer,
publisher and operator of online subscription entertainment and is headquartered
in

Westwood, Mass.  With studios on
two coasts, the Company is the largest privately-held online games company in
North America.  Turbine’s catalogue includes some of the most famous online
entertainment brands, including Asheron’s Call®, Dungeons & Dragons®
Online and The Lord of the Rings(tm): Middle-Earth(tm)
Online.  For more information on Turbine and its services, please visit



www.turbine.com
.

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