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Lord of Ultima

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Phenomic
Release Date: April 20, 2010

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'Lord of Ultima' Shutting Down

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2014 @ 11:14 a.m. PST

Lord of Ultima is a Play4Free browser-based strategy game where players join mighty alliances on their quest to conquer the new world of Caledonia and become the Lord of Ultima. While building your empire from humble beginnings you master the arts of diplomacy, trade, and spying, as well as plundering and taking over enemy cities.

Lord of Ultima immerses players in a brand-new, deeply-rich strategy game set within the Ultima universe. The game introduces innovative social features, such as advanced trading, alliance creation, online chat and community forums, which make for an endlessly entertaining experience.

To become the Lord of Ultima, players will master the arts of diplomacy and trade, as well as the military activities of spying, plundering, and the takeover of enemy cities. Set in the new world of Caledonia, players start the game as eager conquerors in the early stages of raising an empire, and then move from developing a humble village and evolving it into a prosperous, highly customized capital. Players can flourish as peaceful merchants by trading resources over land or sea and using diplomacy. They can also become feared conquerors, by creating mighty armies of knights and mages to crush enemies.

EA/Phenomic have issued the following statement:

Lord and Ladies,

Today we bring sad news. It pains us to inform you that the final days of Caledonia are drawing near. While glory has flickered in the heart of this new world, the shadows of the old one have risen to take it back from us forever.

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you, that on Monday 12th May @ approximately 07:00 UTC we will be closing the gates of Lord of Ultima for good and stopping the service in its entirety.

It is always hard when we are met with such choices and the decision to retire older games is never an easy one. We cannot thank those who have supported us enough, and throughout the years of Lord of Ultima’s existence it has been the pleasure of both past and present developers to have been on this journey with you.

Those of you who still have a balance of in-game currency are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on Monday 12th May @ approximately 07:00 UTC and is no longer available for play. Additionally, from now until the closing date will also be disabling the functionality to purchase Play4Free Funds, as well as the ability to register new accounts.

The race to be the final Lords will continue however until the closing date so if you’re already on your way to the end game, you still have your chance to become one of Caledonia’s final victors. Will you end your time in Caledonia as a proud Lord or an honourable warrior fighting until the end?

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