ThreeGatesreleased Legends of Aethereus, on Steam at the introductory price of $23.99 at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/248410/. Players can now enter the world of Aethereus and start their expeditions as a solo adventurer or in a Co-Op group with up to 3 friends. The game’s innovative physics-based combat system is a key feature that RPG fans will find innovative and unique in their quests.
“Only four more days left until launch day and we’ve worked with the team at Steam to do a launch promotion that we hope the community likes,” said Don Geyer, CEO of ThreeGates. “LoA is a deep, core gaming experience and we know Steam’s audience of RPG fans will find the physics based combat and exploration system to be different from anything they are used to.”
Next week, Legends of Aethereus will return to its regular retail price of $29.99 and players are encouraged to pick up the game during launch week to take advantage of the discount.
About Legends of Aethereus
The planet of Aethereus is an ancient and mysterious world filled with majestic forests, misty swamps, deep caves and ancient ruins. Devastated by three large astronomical events, the Three Great Skyfalls, it is a world just coming out of chaos and ruin. The recent unearthing of The Gauldron Tablets has revealed the existence of The Seven Ancient Skyfall Relics. The promise of unlimited power for those who possess the objects has led to a frenzied search across all of Aethereus. Read more
ProSiebenSat.1 Digital is expanding its online portfolio with another high-quality title.
In the first quarter of 2012, European gamers will receive the new online action RPG (online action role-playing game) “Fortune Online.“
Developed by Gazillion Entertainment, “Fortune Online“ is playable directly online through the player’s internet browser, regardless of the available hardware.
ProSiebenSat.1 Digital continues to expand line-up
Thanks to the new license, European gamers will finally get to enjoy the epic fantasy extravaganza too. “We look forward to adding a new fantastic top title to our portfolio of free-to-play games with Fortune Online. Together with Gazillion Entertainment, we will be able to present the community with a first-class browser game rivaling the quality of the latest console games as early as spring 2012,“ says Markus Büchtmann, Managing Director of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital. David Brevik, President of Gazillion Entertainment and designer of the legendary Diablo, is equally confident: “Our new project combines the gameplay of a modern dungeon crawler with the best elements of an MMO. Fortune Online lets users experience a brilliantly realized adventure anywhere and at any time.“
“Fortune Online” – the next generation of browser games
As an innovative Flash game, “Fortune Online“ raises the bar for the browser game segment. The online action RPG enables players to immerse themselves in an epic fantasy world with spectacular real-time battles and high-end graphics seen from an isometric perspective. “Fortune Online“ dishes out only the best gameplay ingredients, which make for a unique gaming experience. Users will discover a storyline full of self-irony where fiendish demons are in for some serious punishment. On their journey, they will complete countless quests and fight against hordes of enemies and huge bosses in dungeons. All the while, players will need to collect innumerable weapons, pieces of equipment, potions and mounds of gold, and gain experience points in a manner typical of the genre. By allowing free development of skills, the online action RPG also offers a multitude of customization options. Fans of multiplayer gaming get to go into battle against Evil with up to three friends.
Despite a sterling record of always hitting its release targets, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the expected launch window for Diablo III, the next title in the company’s critically acclaimed series of action role-playing games, will be moving into early 2012.
“With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible. However, we didn’t put so many years of work into Diablo III to release a game that was almost ready,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “The beta test is going very well, and we look forward to making the most of the extra time we’re taking to deliver an experience that lives up to our vision for the game and the expectations of our players. Next year is going to be an incredibly busy one for Blizzard, and we hope an incredibly fun one for Blizzard gamers.”
Blizzard will use the additional time to extend the Diablo III closed beta test, which began September 20, potentially adding more testers than initially projected. Players who have an active Battle.net account with any Blizzard game attached to it should visit Battle.net account management to opt in for a chance to participate in the beta test. Additional testing phases, as well as further details regarding the launch plans for the game, will be announced on the company’s Diablo III community website: www.Diablo3.com.
Experience Boosts and Astro Headset Giveaway Kick Off Packed Schedule of Events
Over 1.5 million players have experienced Rappelz Online, but they never saw an event like this. The well-loved MMORPG will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a series of five events, beginning with a video contest and a +55% EXP boost that lasts until October 5. The boost is twice the size of past EXP events, an unprecedented increase that will help players both new and old race through the skill tree to find the strongest character build.
This is just the beginning of the ramp up to November 2, the day Rappelz officially launched as one of the first fully-featured, free-to-play games for the West. Since then, the game has seen 7 major content updates and now features over 650 quests, 15 classes, and of course, 25 of its signature pets. Players can tame the monster they choose, from the humble Tortus to the noble White Dragon, and train it to fight beside them with a variety of unique skills.
Now Rappelz invites players to share what makes their pets so special in the Pet Appreciation contest. Participants have until October 28 to submit a short video of their pet in action. Winners in three categories will receive top-notch Astro A40 gaming headsets with speaker-quality sound and one-of-a-kind custom Rappelz tags. One grand prize winner will get an upgrade to the unbeatable A40 Wireless System and a bonus 5,000 gPotato award.
Rappelz promises a two-month long extravaganza with new events every two weeks. The celebration begins now and there has never been a better time to build your hero. Get started today at the official Rappelz website!
New campaign to add more than 70 hours of gameplay as players lead the undead armies through Nevendaar
The Kalypso Media Group and Akella announced a new chapter in the much-loved Disciples series of turn-based tactical RPGs – Disciples III: Resurrection. In Disciples III: Resurrection, players will be returned to the mythical land of Nevendaar, where they must lead the Undead Horde, a menagerie of fallen beasts and heroes who are now walking dead and are exacting their revenge in the name of their dark Goddess of death, Mortis. The game will feature the trademark art style that makes Disciples III: Renaissance a hit with fans, and introduce dozens of new units, multiple heroes and a massive campaign. Kalypso will release Disciples III: Resurrection for Windows PC in October 2011.
Disciples III: Resurrection, the sequel to fantasy turn-based tactical RPG, Disciples III: Renaissance, returns players to the magical land of Nevendaar where the player is now challenged to lead an army of the walking dead. Fallen heroes and monsters will be under your control, as they exact revenge in the name of their dark Goddess – Mortis. Players will be challenged to defeat their enemies via dark magic, brute force and courage. Disciples III: Resurrection will offer players more than 70 hours of tactical gameplay, new heroes, new units and new challenges in the form of a massive undead horde. Read more
On December 22, publisher burda:ic will release the biggest patch in the history of the free-to-play online RTS RPG highlight.
Is it Christmas already? Not quite, but the free-to-play game Avalon Heroes will indeed be bringing the big day forward this year – by several days! Fans of the online RTS RPG will receive a superlative update on December 22: two quick-witted heroes, an improved guild system, the game modes “Elimination” and “Deathmatch”, plus many smaller updates, as well as plenty of yuletide spirit. Thus, Avalon Heroes is really cranking it up toward the end of the year, and is sure to have strategists and role-players alike glued to their screens.
Fighting for honor and glory here is just pure enjoyment! The new “reconnect system” being introduced on December 22 for the first time allows hero and game data to be saved, enabling players to reconnect to matches they started previously. The guild system will also be completely overhauled: The “guild war system” in battle mode will allow extra EXP to be collected; the “guild benefit system”, reminiscent of a popular MMO system, holds additional rewards in store for successful guilds. Moreover, there are two brand-new game modes to discover. In “Elimination”, the team still standing after 25 minutes of playing wins. In “Deathmatch”, on the other hand, the aim is to defeat more heroes in a given period of time than the opposing team.
However, no Avalon Heroes update would be complete without new heroes! There is Humbaba, an exemplary melee fighter capable of taking on several enemies at once. Or you might prefer Rukselam, whose HP and defense stats are excellent. Whichever of these two heroes a player might choose, collecting and mastering the skills of these unique heroes is about to become more motivational than ever, as the plaza market is resplendent in white, and new costumes will almost allow certain heroes to pass for Santa Claus on the battlefield.
Avalon Heroes is free to play! The games client is available for free download at www.avalonheroes.alaplaya.net/download.
‘These are my battlefields. And I will fight for my men, for my king and for my country”
Publisher Slitherine’s latest title, HISTORY Great Battles Medieval is now due out at the end of September 2010 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. HISTORY is the leading cable television network offering award-winning non-fiction series and specials that invite viewers to experience the excitement and relevance of history – How, Why, What If…?.
This strategy RPG is the most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created. In these epic encounters players must lead armies through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again. Famous figures like The Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V all take their turn in this epic conflict deploying new weapons and battle tactics that finally left England as an island nation.
With all the knowledge and backing from HISTORY, this strategy RPG is the most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created, claim Slitherine. Each man must stand tall. Each man’s mettle will be tested. But amongst all men there are leaders, there are those who will not be cowed. Can you be that leader? In these epic encounters players must lead armies through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again. Famous figures like The Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V all take their turn in fighting for nationalism deploying new weapons and battle tactics that finally left England as an island nation. Read more
Aeria Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, has initiated the Closed Beta Test (CBT) for Legendary Champions, the latest title to join its free-to-play catalogue. Players will be able to take an early look at Aeria’s new MMORPG, and get hands-on experience with some of history’s greatest heroes and villains, from King Arthur to Dracula.
Legendary Champions is a fantasy MMORPG which draws from many sources of culture to create a vast world filled with epic characters. Players will ally themselves with one of two factions and collect an army of heroes to aid them in solo quests and PvP battlefields, including DotA-style challenges with the game’s larger-than-life heroes. With over 60 iconic champions to choose, Legendary Champions allows players to decide, once and for all, who would win in a fight – Beowulf, Mulan, Alexander the Great, or Sinbad?
For more information about the game, and to get involved in the CBT, visit http://legendarychampions.aeriagames.com.
Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase.com announced that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), will launch in mainland China on August 31, 2010.
“We appreciate the continued passion and support that Chinese players have shown for World of Warcraft, and we’re working hard to ensure that they have a topnotch gaming experience when Wrath of the Lich King is released,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion contains some of the best content we’ve ever created for the game, and we’re excited that Chinese players will soon have a chance to explore everything it has to offer.”
“World of Warcraft is one of the most popular online games among Chinese players, and we believe that the new content in Wrath of the Lich King will generate even more excitement,” said William Ding, CEO of NetEase. “We are fully prepared on all fronts to provide great service and support to all of the new and returning players throughout China, and we look forward to welcoming them to Northrend.” Read more
The fantasy tactical RPG/strategy is now available in North American retail stores and via global digital download
Kalypso Media and Akella announced that Disciples III: Renaissance is available in North American retail stores and via global digital download today. In the world of Disciples III: Renaissance, players will enjoy three distinct campaigns as they battle to capture an artifact of great power while being immersed in a rich story crafted by renowned Russian fantasy authors.
Players will engage in combat with a diverse variety of enemy creatures – on both a global map and tactical battlefield – challenging players to make the best use of the variety of character classes they can recruit into their adventuring parties. For more information about Disciples III: Renaissance, please visit http://www.disciples3.com.
Disciples III: Renaissance is the next title in the award-winning Disciples series and represents a huge leap forward in the evolution of the turn-based RPG/strategy genre. Building on the successes of the first two games, Disciples III: Renaissance introduces a host of new features as well as the compelling gameplay that made the previous titles so popular.