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Rising Force Online Goes Free to Play as Codemasters Online Re-launch Game

Codemasters Online announce popular MMORPG RF Online is now available for free download with no monthly subscriptions across Europe and North America.

Wednesday, 17th October (2pm GMT)– Codemasters Online is pleased to announce that RF Online is now a completely free-to-play MMORPG with the full game now available for download with no monthly subscription required.

RF Online is an epic mix of traditional fantasy and futuristic Sci-Fi set in the deep space galaxy of Novus where three races compete in an ultimate struggle for power and resource. Celebrating the games re-launch, new players can now also experience the all-new free expansion, Episode II: Pioneers of Novus available for free to all players of the game.

“RF Online is a great game with a strong community and by making the game free-to-play we’re inviting absolutely everyone to come and enjoy this unique Sci-Fantasy online RPG,” commented Kyle Rowley, Community Manager, Codemasters Online.”

Following the recent hugely successful re-launch of ArchLord as a free-to-play game growing the games player base by 700%, Codemasters Online are looking forward to attracting a surge of new interest in this amazing and now free MMORPG.

“Moving RF Online to free-to-play game marks yet another milestone for Codemasters Online and the wider industry. We have proven with ArchLord that has been downloaded over 1million times the potential success that can be experienced and we are pleased to be in a position to re-launch RF Online using a similar model. We invite players from around the world to download the game for free and join us in Novus,” commented Ed Relf, Director of Marketing, Codemasters Online.”

For more information or to download the full free game of RF Online please visit www.rf-onlinegame.com

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ABOUT RISING FORCE ONLINE

RF Online is a totally FREE TO PLAY fantasy MMOG, an epic mix of traditional fantasy with unique futuristic sci-fi action to bring an entirely new and original take on the existing MMORPG genre. Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, RF Online sees you take your pick from three all-powerful warringfactions and leading your character into the final battle for control over the entire Novus galaxy.

RF Online delivers a unique approach to Player versus Player gameplay, utilising one of the most advanced combat systems of any MMO title. Full-scale battles break out daily as thousands of players engage in deadly wars– the reward of victory is high: the winning race gains control of the game world’s most valuable mine and its precious resources. Each race has its own characterisation, with skills and abilities taken from both traditional fantasy and science fiction.

Players can join the Bellato Union and take control of their incredible Mech battle units, the like of which has never been seen before in any MMO game. Alternatively, give your allegiance to the Holy Alliance Cora, a mystical and fantasy-orientated race, or sign up to the mighty Accretia Empire, a futuristic robotic race intent on pillaging resources and spreading devastation across the entire Novus sector with their advanced weapon systems. RF Online for PC, launched in the US, the UK and Europe in February 2006. For more information, visit the official website at www.rf-onlinegame.com

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