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Runes of Magic‘Secret of the Goblin Mine’ Coming Soon

Comprehensive Update Expands the Game World with a New Mini-Game and an Epic Weapon Quest Series

Berlin, 23 July 2009: Frogster today announced that it will soon deliver new content for Runes of Magic , with the large patch,‘Secret of the Goblin Mine.’ The update expands the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) world with among other things, the‘Goblin Mine,’ a new mini-game. There is also a new weapon quest series being added to the game. The anticipated release date for‘Secret of the Goblin Mine’ is July 28th.

The‘Goblin Mine’ solo adventure sends the adventurer into a cave full of pesky green creatures, as well as some weird and wonderful elemental beings. Players have 30 minutes in which to perform three tasks inside the dungeon. They are allowed just one attempt per day to do this, and anyone who dies during the adventure, loses their chance for the day. Those who succeed, receive rare armor recipes and handcrafted objects from the treasure chests at the end of the dungeon. There are also two new titles to reward particularly diligent Goblin hunters, one of which being‘Goblin Hero.’

Along with the‘Secret of the Goblin Mine’ patch, an epic weapon quest series is also being implemented for all players. Tasks which demand everything from players and their companions are a part of the toughest quest series that Runes of Magic has to offer. But, the effort will be worth it. Players who manage to come out on top, battling against Taborea’s most challenging opponents, will find themselves rewarded with some legendary weapons at the end of their travels.

Now, players in Runes of Magic have the chance to cultivate plants in their own homes. Seeds and pots of varying quality define the yield of the plants as they grow. So only those who regularly water and fertilize their crops will find they have a harvest in three to seven days. If players neglect their plants, they’ll shrink after a few days. Once the plants have grown, players will see a reward for their labor. Together with ore and wood, there is even a rare blue handwork material which can be harvested.

Additional information about the content and improvements contained in the new patch can be found on the official website at: www.runesofmagic.com. A new video of the mini-game is also available at: http://www.runesofmagic.com/en/videos.html.

Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure

The German and English versions of Runes of Magic were released on 19 March 2009. Anyone can 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 is redefining the standard for free-to-play massively multiplayer online role playing games. Runes of Magic features an absorbing story through more than 1,600 quests, in a vibrant fantasy world. Players can choose from six main classes, combined with a secondary class, presenting 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 is the ability for players and guilds to arrange and furnish their virtual homes. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, exciting PvP and demanding dungeons and boss monsters, there is something for everyone.

Taiwanese developer Runewaker developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards over three years. The studio is providing new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates. You can find more information, pictures, videos, and the game available for free download via 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 1,600 quests and quest series

• No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture

• Dungeons: Instanced, tile based, and 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 ability 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 easily find dealers, resources and quests

• 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

Title: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG Platform: Windows PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Release: 19 March 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 computer games 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 since January 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

Media Contact

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