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THE FIRST MAJOR RUNESCAPE EXPANSION OF 2017 LAUNCHES TODAY AS JAGEX OPENS THE GATES TO “MENAPHOS: THE GOLDEN CITY”

Monday 5 th June 2017, Cambridge, UK – Menaphos: The Golden City, the first in Jagex’s large-scale RuneScape Expansions, has been released today for the MMORPG. Released free for RuneScape members, Menaphos: The Golden City finally unlocks the gates to the desert city, which have been visible in-game, but remained firmly closed, for more than a decade.

The largest single-day content release in RuneScape’s 16-year history, Menaphos: The Golden City features four brand-new story quests, procedurally-generated City Quests, a new Slayer Dungeon, an increased level cap of 120 for the popular Slayer skill, a maze-like Shifting Tombs mini-game and a graphical overhaul of the entire in-game desert region.

Enabling all gamers to experience Menaphos, an open access weekend will be held from this Friday 9 th June through to Monday 12 th June, allowing non-members the chance to explore the expansion and the wider RuneScape world of Gielinor… for free.

While largely an expansion for mid- and high-level players, Menaphos: The Golden City will be accessible to newcomers to the MMORPG. On completion of a three-part questline that takes them across the desert sands to the city itself, they can explore the area and discover its many collectibles, benefit from the 5% buff on all skill training, and take part in City Quests, before using Menaphos as a jumping-off point into the rest of RuneScape’s world.

“Players have been intrigued to find out what’s behind the closed doors of Menaphos for 12 years, so we’re really excited to finally reveal all. When we announced the first in the RuneScape Expansions would be The Golden City at RuneFest last year, the reception we received was incredible,” said David Osborne, Lead Designer, RuneScape. “We really hope they enjoy the adventure we’ve created, as well as the many secrets held within the city walls that we’re letting them discover for themselves!”

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Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com .

 

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