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ArchLord

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Codemasters

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'ArchLord' Playable Races - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2006 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT

ArchLord will deliver a unique competitive premise to MMO gamers: the opportunity to rise to become the game world's supreme ruler. Every month, one player will take control of the world and with it the opportunity to wreak havoc on their cowering enemies as the player gains control of supreme global Archlord powers! Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. For the first time ever you can rise to rule them all and with it the true destiny of Chantra is under your control...

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ArchLord will feature three distinct races, each with their own unique skills and abilities: the majestic Humans, the towering Orcs and the seductive Moon Elves. Each race has various sub classes: the Human race features Mages, Knights and Rangers, while Orcs have Hunters, Berserkers and Sorcerers. The Moon Elf classes include Rangers and Elementalists.

ArchLord has recently witnessed an explosion of interest with over 800 fan sites registering online. When the Beta test sign-up began, over 20,000 player applications were made within the first within two hours. ArchLord’s game world, Chantra, is set to be a heavily populated one, so prepare to decide where your allegiance will lie.

The Humans

Having broken away from their Orc masters, the Humans form a noble race forging a new life in the game’s magical world of Chantra.

  • The Knights are brave warriors famed for their melee skills. They display great loyalty to comrades and those who employ them and a fierce determination in battle.
  • The Archers provide ranged support in battle with powerful arrow based attacks and speed.
  • The Mages are renowned for their goodwill and desire for betterment. The Mage is not to be underestimated by their diminutive size; they control powerful magic and can take down towering enemies.

The Orcs

The Orcs have occupied Chantra for many years and once considered themselves the eldest race on Chantra.

  • Few rise to be a Berserker, an esteemed position that requires both great strength and a flare for magic – a devastating combination when in battle.
  • The Hunter, with excellent night vision and stamina, provides excellent reconnaissance and support skills to any group.
  • The Sorcerer is one of the most sociable characters in Chantra, but possess devastating powers being able to master rituals and curses alike. They always run the risk of being tainted by the darkness they have been forced to embrace.

The Moon Elves

  • The Moon Elves watched over Chantra for a long time before revealing themselves. Through their caution, only two classes chose to step into the world: the Ranger and Elementalist.
  • The Ranger is widely recognized as the most well rounded of all the ranged attack classes, with an ability to traverse any terrain, and devastating speed.
  • The Elementalist makes great use of the many powerful summons they are blessed with. They are able to use these summons in battle, more than making up for their lack of physical strength.

Features :

  • Set in the mystical medieval land of Chantra, embark on your deadly adventure to become the one ruler of them all! With a new ArchLord crowned each month, take part in this epic struggle and unlock the greatest power of all.
  • Stake your place in the history of Chantra as you rise to become ArchLord and with it leave behind your legacy for all to honour. In ArchLord the true fate of a world is in your hands and how you exploit this incredible power is up to you...
  • Take your pick from either Humans, Elves or Orcs as for the first time ever within any MMORPG you rise to become the ruler of an entire game world!
  • Incredible, jaw dropping graphics bring the ever-evolving world of Chantra to life with authentic day-night cycles, evolving weather and full global climate effects!
  • Take arms as you fully utilise ArchLord's core advanced combat system allowing for incredible effects, special moves and breathtaking advanced combos the like that have never been seen in any previous MMORPG.
  • Fully exploit your weapons, armour and items with the most advanced item upgrade system yet seen. Craft spiritual stones of power each with their own unique attributes to combine these with your items to give them entirely new features, abilities and characteristics.
  • Incredible in-game audio recorded by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra bring the world of Chantra to life!

Published by Codemasters Online Gaming, ArchLord is set for release in Q3 across the US and Europe.

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