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Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Turbine

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'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited' Adds Adventure Pack, Holiday Content

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PST

Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

DDO Unlimited will raise the level cap, introduce a new player class and add major new content, as well as make the game free to play for everyone. The new DDO Unlimited delivers heart-pounding gameplay featuring the industry’s best combat system, a massive world with state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay, and a rich set of features that until now could only be found in premium subscription-based MMOs. DDO Unlimited will introduce an innovative new pricing model that allows players to download and play for free, purchasing adventure packs, items, and account services a la carte from the new DDO Store, or subscribe to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content.

Entering DDO Unlimited is a snap using Turbine’s new proprietary delivery technology. Now players can download DDO Unlimited in minutes and immediately begin creating their own character to battle through one of gaming’s most immersive online worlds. Featuring the industry’s most visceral combat system, DDO Unlimited puts players into the heat of battle with full, real-time control over their character’s movement and special attacks. Only DDO Unlimited delivers premium experience for free with many innovative features, including DirectX® 10 graphics, action-based PvE and PvP combat, quests that provide a unique, immersive experience whether you play solo or with a group of friends, and advanced social networking tools that let you participate in a large and vibrant online community.

DDO Unlimited’s newest update adds a new high-level adventure pack – Dreaming Dark – as well as dozens of new holiday and functional items to the DDO Store. Update 2 arrives during Festivult, a celebration running throughout the month of December that offers all players the chance to win fantastic in-game prizes. Turbine is also offering players 20% quest XP boost from Dec 18, 2009 to Jan 4, 2010.

“The launch of DDO Unlimited has been a huge success and has firmly established the game as the premium free to play MMO in the world,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of DDO Unlimited.  “With the game experiencing unprecedented growth we are now executing on our long term strategy to deliver frequent updates that expand the world and gameplay for years to come.  Update 2 is our second update in the last six weeks and we have big plans for 2010!”

The second DDO Unlimited update introduces innovative new systems, mind-bending new dungeons and a lot more, including:

  • New Adventure Pack: Dreaming Dark -- For thousands of years the Dreaming Dark has watched and waited in our dreams. Now at long last it strikes.  Horrific creatures from the Plane of Nightmares threaten to overrun Xen’drik and it’s up to you to defeat them. Explore five new dungeons that will send you back in time, explain ancient mysteries of the Giants, and take you to the Plane of Nightmares itself. Dreaming Dark is free to all DDO VIPs and available immediately. It will be available for purchase in the DDO Store on Friday, December 18.
  • Celebrate Festivult! – Throughout the holiday season, every treasure chest in the game has a chance of dropping “festival coins” in addition to the usual treasure!  Whether the chest is in a free dungeon or an adventure pack, there is equal opportunity for coins! Coins are turned in to The Festivult Jester will exchange them for gifts crafted specially for the season from House Ghallanda and House Cannith!
  • DDO Store Catalog Expands – Players can now choose from a host of new items and improvements being added to the new DDO Store including increased stack sizes, special holiday deals and items like snowballs, +4 items and great specials on Turbine Point bundles.

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