< Back to Press Releases

On the trail of the Maya

Bounty Bay Online– Beyond the Horizon sends players in demanding Maya instance for the first time

Berlin, 20.11.2009: On 25th November the latest and up to now the most comprehensive ever add-on for Bounty Bay Online will be available on the servers. With the release of the add-on, 'Beyond the Horizon' next Wednesday, high level players will enter the demanding Maya group instance for the first time.

Hidden deep in the South American rainforest lies Salinas, the capital city of the Mayan civilisation. In the hinterland beyond this mysterious city, in the middle of the both beautiful and treacherous tropical landscape, impressive pyramids rise up to meet the sky. They are ancient silent witnesses to long-forgotten knowledge, unspeakable riches, but also bloody rituals. A few Mayan warriors still roam this territory today, guarding over precious relics and monuments of their culture, shrouded in legend. Players battle through this danger-ridden jungle full of viperous creatures until they finally reach the entrance to the Maya instance, right in the heart of the hinterland. This is wherea daunting tropical territory awaits, in which aggressive ghost beings, predatory animals and yet more Mayan warriors lie in wait, guarding a mysterious treasure.

Together with the instance, 'Beyond the Horizon' will also render the existing dungeons, such as the Mallorca Cave and the Cretan Labyrinth, playable by groups for the first time. Besides that, all instances in Bounty Bay Online will offer daily, well-rewarded quests with the upcoming expansion.

'Beyond the Horizon' will be the third and most comprehensive add-on for Bounty Bay Online to date. Together with the new instance it will provide over 250,000 European players with numerous new features such as the new continent of South America, six new cities, five character classes, new ships, an expanded pet system including new pets, new PvP arenas and tournaments and new ranking systems. In keeping with its predecessors, 'Beyond the Horizon' will be available to download free of charge. Players can obtain regular bulletins about the content of the up-coming add-on at a special microsite: http://bth.bountybayonline.com.

About Bounty Bay Online

With Bounty Bay Online players enter the Age of Discoveries from the 15th to the 17th century. MMO fans are able to choose an online career as a merchant, sailor, fisherman, pirate or adventurer and make their fortune at land and on the seven seas. Alone or with a guild of players, many adventures and gripping quests lie on their way. Thousands of ancient discoveries on all continents like the pyramids of Gizah or the Chinese Wall are waiting to be explored. After exciting PvP combat at land and on the seas, strong guilds can take control of cities and entire colonies and thus decide upon their destiny. Bounty Bay Online features a unique trade system based on supply and demand. In April 2008 Frogster has started a free-to-play server with an integrated item shop as an alternative to the subscription model, sothat new sailors can now roam the Seven Seas without any fixed costs. More information is available on www.bountybayonline.com.

Features

    <*>Hundreds of authentic ship models <*>Land and sea combat <*>More than 60 realistic towns and harbours in historical authentic style <*>Guilds can conquer towns <*>Trade system based on supply and demand <*>Free Colony Add-on: Guilds can now found their own colonies and then decide upon the rules in their territories. <*>Coming 25.11.2009: The comprehensive expansion 'Beyond the Horizon' will allow a complete circumvention of the world for the first time and will contain new cities, one new continent, some new instances and many new quest.

About Frogster

The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG , listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at anearly stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for thousands of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operative business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO Games with an own team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 120 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In June 2008, Frogster was awarded as "Landmark in the Land of Ideas", a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst K?hler. Further information at: www.frogster.de

Contact

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Josephine Gehrke

Junior PR Manager

Hardenbergstra?e 9A

D-10623 Berlin

T +49 (0) 30 - 28 47 01 46

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

E jgehrke@frogster.de

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com