Popular Free-To-Play MMO Kicks Off New Adventures and Events for Side-scrolling Gamers
Agoura Hills, CA– January 25, 2010– THQ Inc. and THQ*ICE LLC, the recently launched joint venture between THQ and ICE Entertainment focusing on free-to-play online games, today launched Dekard, the brand new game server for the critically acclaimed, free-to-play MMO Dragonica™ Online ( http://dragonica.thqice.com). THQ*ICE welcomes players of all free-to-play MMO games to experience the best 3D side-scrolling game of the year in the new server.
Dekard provides Dragonica Online players a fresh start to begin their journeys anew with friends. To commemorate the launch of the new server there will be several special in-game events including experience boosts, gifts, races and new missions. In addition, new users that register during the launch of the new server will be automatically entered into the Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $2,500 Best Buy gift card and limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Cards loaded with ICE Cash.
THQ*ICE also announced today the launch of a new Dragonica Online high-level dungeon– the Van Cliff Mansion! Vampirism is plaguing the land and a sense of dark magic is seeping from an old, elegant mansion. That mansion belongs to Count Van Cliff, and Dragonica Online needs adventurers courageous enough to travel through pitch-black prisons, treacherous libraries, and poisonous botanical gardens to reach Count Van Cliff himself. If you survive the journey and the showdown with the Count, lavish jewelry and untold riches are there for your looting pleasure!
Developed by Barunson Interactive, Dragonica Online is set in a world of dragons and magic and takes adventurers across the windswept land of El Grego to the far reaches of the world. Gorgeous visuals complement lightning fast combat while 3D side-scrolling battlegrounds let you get the upper hand on opponents. Dragonica Online is the only free-to-play fantasy action massively multiplayer game to merge innovative 3D side scrolling gameplay, arcade combat and a hilarious, yet devastating, skill system into a single MMO. Combining intense action with quirky humor, Dragonica Online breathes 3D fun into the traditional side-scrolling gameplay.
Dragonica Online is rated E10+ for Everyone over the age of 10. Register to play at http://dragonica/thqice.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dragonicathqice and join us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/dragonicaonline.
About THQ*ICE LLC
THQ*ICE LLC is an online games operator specializing in casual massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. As a joint venture between THQ Inc. and ICE Entertainment, THQ*ICE combines THQ's product development and retail publishing expertise with ICE's technology and service operations experience. THQ*ICE is dedicated to building an online platform of high quality games and premium content featuring free-to-play, micro transaction models. Dragonica Online and its respective logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ*ICE LLC in the U.S.
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