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SAN DIEGO & BERLIN - Sept. 18, 2013 - The
time to CAPTURE, TRAIN, RIDE and FIGHT hundreds of dragons has
Entertainment (SOE) and
Productions today each announced the launch of
-- one of the largest dragon-based massively
multiplayer online (MMO) games ever created in North America
(published by SOE) and Europe (published by Infernum). In this
free-to-play MMO, players fight alongside and against hundreds of
unique dragons that roam the land, sea and air.
Dragon's Prophet combines an insane variety of powerful
and majestic dragons with an action-based combat and end-game siege
system to create one of the most unique gaming experiences for
fantasy MMO enthusiasts," said Todd Carson, Senior Producer
Dragon's Prophet. "We know players are eager and ready for
action and launch brings many exciting developments from Open Beta,
including new dungeons, a level cap increase, a revamped Starting
Zone, a World Boss and the much-anticipated Frontier System."
"At last -- the Day of the Prophet is finally here! Even though
it's always special to release a new game, MMORPGs play on a
different level. Thanks to the help of our enthusiastic community
as well as the tireless work of the developer, the home of
Dragon's Prophet now shines brighter than ever before,"
said Kristian Metzger, Director of Product Management at Infernum.
"Since the start of Open Beta in May, many thrilling features as
well as new content packages have been added to the game while
existing systems have been drastically improved. The 100+ pages
full of patch notes are a testament of these efforts. Now
Dragon's Prophet offers everything an enthusiast of
fantasy games could wish for: an engaging combat system, epic guild
battles, challenging dungeons as well more than 300 mighty dragons
-- the best kind of companions you could imagine!"
Beginning today, players can participate in the open world
Frontier System. This system allows players to construct unique
houses, form Alliances of up to five guilds, and experience aerial
and mounted combat. Aided by siege weaponry and Alliance Guardian
Dragons, Alliances will engage in large-scare player-versus-player
(PvP) wars to assert their superiority and achieve the ultimate
prize -- eventual control of different territories in the Auratian
Aspiring Prophets can explore, fight new creatures, and battle
through four new dungeons in Inartia. They can also take on a
skeletal World Boss and new quests in Puretia. Live broadcast
functionality has been integrated into
Dragon's Prophet, and players will be able to stream their
dragon capturing and fighting experiences directly to the Twitch
"We want to ensure that the player experience only improves and
becomes more dragon-filled as we move forward," said Tony Tang,
Founder and Vice President of business development at Runewaker
Entertainment. "We are continuing to work closely with both
publishers, SOE and Infernum, to design exciting features to be
implemented post-launch like dragon-versus-dragon arenas, a raid
system and air-to-air combat."
Along with regular updates, players will continue to see new
exciting features, as well as dynamic storylines and content
Dragon's Prophet post-launch
. On the horizon are challenging dungeon-based raids,
dragon breeding, PvP arenas and battlefields, dragon encyclopedias
and much more.
Developed by Runewaker Entertainment,
Dragon's Prophet takes place in the beautiful world of
Auratia, a realm with a rich and tumultuous history. Players must
band together to battle and train a variety of dragons as they work
to restore order to the land. However, this is not an easy task;
since his escape from his eternal prison, the Great Devouring
Dragon known as Kronos is more dangerous than ever. Featuring an
action-based combat system,
Dragon's Prophet provides players with visceral action
gameplay in battles on land and across the skies.
Dragon's Prophet launches with plenty of customization
options, including four distinct player classes to choose from
-- ranger, sorcerer, guardian or oracle -- for creation of
one-of-a-kind characters. Customizable player housing is also
featured, allowing players to build, decorate and furnish their
house however they want.
Dragon's Prophet is now available as a
Free to Play. Your Way™ title on PC systems via
digital download in North America from SOE or any of its digital
Dragon's Prophet is now available in Europe from
ESRB Rating: TEEN for blood, partial nudity and violence.
www.esrb.org for rating information.
PEGI Rating: 12. Visit
http://www.pegi.info/ for more info.
For more information on the game, visit:
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North American Players
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide
leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known
for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including
EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of
Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star
Clone Wars Adventures™, DC
Universe™ Online, and the recently launched
PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides
compelling online entertainment for a variety of
platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and
pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development
and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To
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About Infernum Productions AG
Infernum Productions is an international publisher and developer
of online games, based in Berlin. The company was founded in
the summer of 2011 by former Frogster executives and focuses on
high-quality free-to-play titles.
Dragon's Prophet is the second title licensed by the
Berlin startup. The game now joins Infernum's debut title,
Brick-Force, which has already exceeded 2 million registered
players. For further information please visit:
About Runewaker Entertainment
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004. Runewaker
is one of the leading Taiwanese entertainment software developers.
All the founding members of the team are industry veterans who
share the same dream and vision. All members of the Runewaker team
are passionate and well-versed in different genres of games.
Equipped with the most advanced artistic style and innovative
development technology the company aims to create games that are
enjoyable for a wide range of audiences. In addition to having a
group of talented and dedicated in-house staff, Runewaker also
actively collaborate with leading publishers to create games that
will be setting a new standard for the industry.