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Runes of Magic

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH (EU), Frogster America (US)
Developer: Runewaker
Release Date: March 19, 2009

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'Runes of Magic' Rolls Out Fall of the Demon Lord Content Update

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2010 @ 2:21 a.m. PST

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 5,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s deep customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own completely individual virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone.

Following the official release of Runes of Magic in Korea, Frogster is now, with North America, Europe and Asia, present on all three market relevant continents. “With an initial campaign that accompanied the beta phases in high profile Korean gaming media, we have just begun the roll-out of Runes of Magic. We are very confident that we can develop Runes of Magic into one of the strongest titles in the new generation of online-games in Korea”, offered Sunny Park, CEO of Frogster Asia, confident regarding the long-term success of Runes of Magic.

The storming of the last haven of the Demon Lord has begun as Runes of Magic’s new raid dungeon – the ‘Demon Stronghold’ – opens its gates.

Together with the new raid instance, the online role-playing game is also being expanded with an additional Public Encounter: ‘Bloodbath Valley’. This combat area for large groups, located in the Aotulia Volcano, is divided into four stages – the challenge for adventurers in this high-level area is to master them all. The goal in ‘Bloodbath Valley’ is to stem the threat of the Naga who are receiving support from a powerful guardian. But players aren't going to be facing the waves of Naga warriors on their own: Flaming demons and special Elven Commandos will battle side by side with the allied adventurers.

On a more peaceful note, the ‘Flower Festival’, the Taborean version of Valentine’s Day, is also beginning. Within this in-game event, amorous adventurers can plant roses or get themselves titles or costumes – including a birthday suit. There’s also a new mini-game to bring a little variety to heroes' everyday routines: There’s a packed treasure chamber waiting for players who enter a dungeon labyrinth and single-handedly can use their skills to tackle opponents and solve some tricky tasks.

Patch ‘2.1.6 – Fall of the Demon Lord’ also implements another epic quest series in Runes of Magic. This leads players, among other places, to the ‘Great Barrier’ which once kept the sinister Naga in exile. New elite skills, improvements in the hand crafting system, as well as balancing are also part of the update.

Runes of Magic Features

  • Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
  • Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
  • In-depth story experienced through above 2,000 quests laced with epic quest-lines
  • Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
  • Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of rideable animals
  • Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players
  • Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine
  • Dynamic crafting and customization of items
  • Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
  • Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game

Runes of Magic is free-to-play MMO, currently available worldwide.


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