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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Media Alert – for immediate release

Berlin, September 21, 2017 – Only one week to go until the first major post-launch update "Joseph" for Albion Online will be released. In a new video trailer, the developers of Sandbox Interactive introduce among other features, the new Arena mode where players compete in teams of five against each other. The winners of the thrilling battles are rewarded with Arena Sigils which can be either redeemed for rewards or traded with others.

The video is available at the following link:

How does the Arena work?

Both teams spawn at separate camps and then need to capture scattered runestones and keep them under control until they are destroyed. Since the opposing team has the same goal intense battles will be fought for the control of the runestones. The objective is to bring the opposing team's initial score of 150 points down to 0 points by capturing runestones and eliminating them. The team to succeed first, wins.

Everyone can compete in Arena mode, either with friends, guild members or randomly selected teams. The update will introduce Joan, the Arena Master, who is located in every major city. In order to participate in Arena battles, players just have to talk to her or click on the Arena icon to access the Arena menu.

Additional information on the Arena mode can be found on the Albion Online website at the following link:

The Joseph update will be released on September 27, 2017. All details to the expansion are available here:

What is Albion Online?

Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG from Sandbox Interactive, set in the medieval fantasy world of Albion. Whether playing a hardened fighter, a farmer, a merchant or a master craftsman, in the player-driven world every single weapon and every single building is created by the players. Thanks to a "you are what you wear" system free of typical class restrictions, a skilled archer can instantly become a powerful mage, and the players define their own role within the game world. PvE, PvP or the battle guild vs guild, every action in the game has a meaning … as well as consequences. PvP battles in the danger zones of the game world are a "winner takes it all" affair. Albion Online is the first PC game to enable the exact same experience on tablets.

Additional information on Albion Online can be found at:






About Sandbox Interactive GmbH

Sandbox Interactive is an independent game development studio founded in 2012 and is based in Berlin, Germany, currently employing 52 full-time and 12 freelance programmers and designers on their cross-platform sandbox MMO Albion Online. Sandbox Interactive follows the belief that the creation of your own world and interaction with other players are paramount to entertainment – and, that these ideas are truly brought to life in the sandbox genre. With Albion Online, they are making a game with compelling gameplay and the player’s experience squarely in the foreground.

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