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Bring on the dwarves

New instance in Runes of Magic leads into the realm of the Ice Dwarf King

Berlin, 27 March 2009: Frogster announces today the new instance‘Ruins of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom’ which will lead players into the dwarfish realm. The once proud fortress on the Dragonfang Ridge will expand the Runes of Magic world in a few weeks time with a further group challenge for those at a level between 35 to 40. The players however first have to earn their right to enter and there are quests waiting for the players before they are granted entry into the fortress. The monumental ruins with their richly ornate outer walls and mighty stone columns can only hint at the masterly architectural skill of their constructors.

In the wake of a devastating defeat, the original inhabitants of the‘Ruins of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom’ fled to the innermost corners of the complex. They suspect there is important information to be learnt about the people in the ruins and Taborean scholars are increasingly setting forth in courageous groups to fathom out their secret. A slumbering secret in the form of a‘Font of Power’, lays hidden in a subterranean part of the city.

On their route into the depths, players can expect some tricky challenges: the whole complex is home to middle bosses, who have to be conquered. And so kitchens, wine cellars and living quarters of the erstwhile king become the setting for gripping battles between game-hardened hero troops and their adversaries. The nearer the adventure gets to the final boss, the hotter things get. In a subterranean cave the‘Font of Power’ is watched over by the fire giant Thynos. Now all energies have to be summoned in order to extinguish him. This is the only way that the remaining inhabitants of the surrounding area can be spared a terrible catastrophe.

Although the‘Ruins of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom’ will be implemented into the game in a few weeks time, there is a video trailer now available on the official Runes of Magic website http://www.runesofmagic.com/en/videos.html which offers a peek into the forgotten world of the Ice Dwarves.

Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure

Runes of Magic was commercially released on 19th March 2009. All interested fantasy fans can continue to download the online role playing game for free at www.runesofmagic.com and can plunge into the game world after a short registration process.

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free to play massively online role playing games. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1.000 quests embedded in an atmospheric fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class they present 30 individual combinations of character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts like war horses and more. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PvP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will 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 www.runesofmagic.com.

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

- No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture

- Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent

- Individually developable skills and spells

- Armour sets with special bonuses

- Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading

- Optional PvP system with arena battles

- 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

- Customisable 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 and guild wars in development

Facts

Titel: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy-MMORPG

Platform: Windows-PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming

Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Release: March 19th 2009

PEGI: 12+

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 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 that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co., Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America in 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

Media Contact

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

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PR Manager

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D-10623 Berlin

Germany

Phone +49 (0) 30 - 28 47 01 -39

Fax +49 (0) 30 - 28 47 01 -11

E-Mail psenkbeil@frogster-ip.de

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