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WARFRAME'S PLAINS OF EIDOLON PROPELS SECOND ANNUAL TENNOCON
TO NEW HEIGHTS
LONDON, Ontario – July 13, 2017 – Independent developer and publisher Digital Extremes held its second annual TennoCon, a convention dedicated solely to the free-to-play cooperative action game, Warframe ®, in downtown London, Ontario, this past Saturday, to a teeming crowd of more than 2,000 dedicated attendees. Warframe players (AKA Tenno) reveled in a mixture of intimate panels and workshops, a Warframe themed escape room, a Cos-play contest, meet-ups with friends, and a show-stopping TennoLive Twitch stream that revealed a handful of surprises highlighted by first gameplay footage of Plains of Eidolon.
The team’s debut Landscape (Open Zone) expansion brought standing ovations and waves of applause from the audience during the 17-minute demonstration. By the end of the one-hour Livestream, the dev team had shown its ground-breaking new footage, a Tenno had proposed marriage on-stage to his soon-to-be fiancé (she said “yes”), new enemies had been shown, and the long-awaited fan favorite Warframe, Umbra, was unveiled.
Traveling from across Canada, the U.S., Great Britain, Europe, and Australia, 34 countries in all, the Warframe faithful descended on downtown London – creating a line that wrapped around the block -- determined to meet with their fellow Tenno, the developers, and the community team to celebrate their love for Warframe , which launched more than four years ago and is now 30 million registered users strong.
What is TennoCon all about? Watch our show wrap trailer below:
“This TennoCon the stakes were unbelievably high for us,” said Steve Sinclair, Creative Director, Warframe. “We had taken a huge risk, really tried to get out of our comfort zone and take the game a different direction. I was terrified, honestly. As a developer who’s dedicated the last five years of his life to Warframe, there is nothing more exhilarating than to see the smiles on our community’s faces when they saw Plains of Eidolon. Their response -- and the existence of this show -- is both humbling and gratifying. This team is constantly energized by our community’s devotion, and so we’re determined to give them something they have never played before in Warframe.”
Doubling last year’s attendance to more than 2,000 attendees, Digital Extremes will donate $150,000 CAD, twice last year’s proceeds, to its official charitable partner, Covenant House Toronto. A local Canadian non-profit 501©(3) organization dedicated to sheltering and caring for homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto provides education, mental health and substance abuse counseling, healthcare, employment assistance, job and life skill training, and aftercare work for at-risk and homeless youth.
Highlights from the TennoLive stream include:
Do you want more from TennoCon 2017? Please visit the official Warframe website at https://www.warframe.com/news/tennocon-announcement-recap to see the full re-cap, join the community on PC, Xbox One or PS4, and download the game for free. To keep up with the latest updates from the development team, be sure to follow Warframe on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal, Unreal Tournament – and all its iterations – Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multi-player campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of more than 30 million registered players on PC, PS4™ and Xbox One. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com . To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com .