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'Sword of the New World: Granado Espada' Rolls Out Nocturnal Sonata Expansion

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT

This new expansion for K2 Network's Sword of the New World MMORPG introduces the land of Caebolan, four new UPCs, new weapons, armors, and accessories that will be needed to defeat the titan and take on the abominations of the cursed Caebolan. New events like the Royal Rumble have been added, while pre-expansion events like Andre's UFC now allow lower level players.

Sword of the New World is an action-packed tactical fantasy MMORPG set in a world of colonial exploration inspired by Europe’s exploration of America. Delve into a visually stunning world, join or create a clan, claim colonies and choose a side in a political struggle. Players even have the ability to become the representative of one of the political parties that are constantly vying for power. Sword of the New World offers exploration and discovery in a world of political conflict and danger. Control up to three characters at once, each with their own statistics, skills, and levels. Fight alongside your clan mates for control of the many colonies that lay unclaimed in the New World. The more colonies your clan controls, the more power you wield.

The update introduces the land of Caebolan (pronounced SAY-boh-lan) once a beautiful region rumored to be a holy land hiding the path to the city of El Dorado. After a huge explosion, Caebolan is now a barren wasteland littered with relics and remnants of a lost and ancient civilization. The entrance to this new land is blocked by a powerful titan that must be conquered in a massive world event; multiple clans working together is the only way to unlock Caebolan.

Along with this new region, the expansion will unveil four new UPCs (Unique Player Characters have the ability to join your family as a playable character after you’ve earned their respect): Vincent Rio, a master of music where his powerful songs can harm foes and heal allies; Baek Ho, a spy from the far reaches of the East that has been trained in a Martial Arts style not seen in the west; Calypso, a royal guard and dangerous vixen with the crossbow; and Claire, daughter of the local blacksmith, she may look petite, but can handle combat with the best of them and has the ability to summon monsters.

Nocturnal Sonata also debuts new weapons, armors, and accessories that will be needed to defeat the titan and take on the abominations of the cursed Caebolan. New events like the Royal Rumble (where clans fight against clans and Raid Bosses) have been added, while pre-expansion events like Andre's UFC (where players are pitted against each other in a struggle for complete domination) are expanded to allow lower level players.

“The key to maintaining Sword of the New World is offering innovative content for existing players, while making things fun and easy for new players” says Associate Producer, Jon-EnĂ©e Merriex. “We’re doing that with Nocturnal Sonata, as Sword of the New World evolves, we’ll continue to deliver a game that is as fun as it is deep.”

Key Features of Sword of the New World:

  • While most games allow you to level just one character at a time, Sword of the New World allows players to develop, mix and match a team of three distinct characters simultaneously.
  • Get the best of both types of MMO worlds with Player vs. Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) combat fully integrated into gameplay. Sword of the New World also includes additional combat options, Family vs. Family (FvF) dueling and City vs. City (CvC) in specific arenas.
  • Alive with beautiful artistry and baroque-inspired architecture and fashion, the game offers stunningly attractive characters with inspiring clothing and armor sets. Evocative music completes the diverse atmospheres found throughout the game’s many locations.
  • Character classes include the traditional melee champ Fighter; the spell-casting Wizard, and the dual-purpose assassin and healing Scout, with more classes to be announced later. Each class can learn and perform unique stances and unlock advanced skills.
  • Download and play the trial version of the game for free or buy the premium, boxed copy for additional content and gameplay experiences.

Sword of the New World: Granado Espada for the PC is currently available worldwide, is free to download and free to play, no montly fees.

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