In Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, players will experience a new epic story line and participate in a bitter struggle for power. Behind the conflict are the war-like Viamontians and their calculating, ruthless king, Varicci II. Also, powerful figures of Dereth who hid in the shadows in years past will be thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning revolution to help define Dereth's new destiny. The third installment of the original Asheron's Call series will feature an exhaustive amount of new game play to compliment the massive amounts of existing episodic content.
- Graphics Upgrade: Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny will feature a substantial upgrade of Turbine's first generation graphics engine, the Turbine Engine. The game will upgrade to DX9 and add 5,000 repainted textures. As a result, AC:TD will have dramatically enhanced texture sizes, resulting in more detailed characters, creatures and landscapes. The improvements won't significantly impact performance, allowing robust play even on lower-end machines.
- New Playable Race: Players can now choose to play Asheron's Call as a warlike Viamontian, which have long been the scourge of the nations of Ispar. The Viamontians' bids for continental domination have finally resulted in a rapidly expanding kingdom under the leadership of King Varicci. Along with the new race, players will discover and explore a unique archipelago in the North of Dereth, which is held by the Viamontians.
- Raised Level Cap: AC:TD will challenge elder players in Dereth with a new high level cap of 261. With the new level cap comes skill credits that players can spend to activate precious gems that augment their characters, such as extra carrying pack storage slots and lesser death penalties.
- Rare Items: Adventurers in Dereth will occasionally come across advantageous rare items that are scattered across the land. Some of the items are transitory and may be used only once, while others are eternal and may be used over and over again. However, players will lose the precious rare items should their characters meet their demise.
In addition to the key features, AC:TD will also provide players with several new monsters, hundreds of new inventory items, a slew of new quests and dozens of new exciting dungeons. Throne of Destiny will include all of the massive amounts of content from the original Asheron's Call, its first expansion pack, Dark Majesty, and all of the episodic updates that Turbine has provided since the game's launch.
Under production by Turbine, AC:TD marks the company's first self-publishing effort. Additional information about the Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny can be found online at http://ac.turbinegames.com.
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