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Avalon Heroes: Of ghosts and Jack-o'-Lanterns

The free-to-play online RTS RPG is updated today, with numerous improvements. Also, many rewards await players in the new Halloween event.

- to be published immediately -

Munich, Germany, October 29, 2010

Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog... In the free-to-play game hit Avalon Heroes, something wicked comes this way. Starting immediately, players get to participate in the official Halloween event to rake in prizes and rewards. Moreover, the interface has been completely overhauled in all available languages and lobbies. Innovative auto-balance functions now ensure a more equalized team distribution and an even more enjoyable gameplay.

During the Halloween event players are sent on a large-scale pumpkin hunt. In Battle and Adventure Modes, numbered pumpkins can be collected from all creeps, which eventually lead to the ultimate "Huge Scary Pumpkin". Once the event ends, all the collected veggies will be swapped for attractive rewards. In addition, the most successful players will be awarded special prizes that we prefer to keep secret for now. Moreover, in the course of the game, Halloween potions can be found that grant temporary advantages in battle.

But the new update has much more to offer! Besides the optimized interface and the auto-balance functions, a number of additional changes have been implemented. Avalon Heroes players now get to choose their heroes immediately before the match starts, and not while they are waiting in the lobby. Also, the team level system has been replaced by a more favorable rating system. As a result, rating points will now be added or subtracted following each match. Thus, players cannot see exactly how strong a potential adversary really is; only a tendency can be observed.

Avalon Heroes is free to play! For more information, please visit the official website, www.avalonheroes.alaplaya.net. The games client is available for free download at www.avalonheroes.alaplaya.net/download.

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About burda:ic&alaplaya

burda:ic GmbH is a leading publisher of free PC online games with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The company markets and distributes massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) such as LOCO– Land of Chaos Online, Avalon Heroes, S4 League, and Florensia. Since its launch in the summer of 2007, the innovative alaplaya games platform has grown immensely and is expecting its ten millionth registered user by the end of 2010. For more information about burda:ic, please visit www.burda-ic.com.

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