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  RuneScape ’s year-long 20th Anniversary storyline – ‘ Once Upon a Time ’ – begins today and sets the scene for the adventure to come
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01/25/2021
 


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

Available for members and non-members, this latest adventure introduces players to the core themes of RuneScape’s year-long celebratory storyline.

Monday 25th January 2021, Cambridge, UK – As part of RuneScape’s programme of 20th anniversary-themed content, the first instalment of ‘Once Upon A Time’, the living game’s multi-part anniversary storyline, launches in-game today. 

Titled ‘Foreshadowing’, it begins a celebratory adventure that will run across the entire year and sees players journeying through the living game’s past, present and future as the story unravels.

In Once Upon A Time: Foreshadowing, players will meet both allies and antagonists who will establish the story’s themes and plot. Players will encounter Relomia, emissary of the now deceased Sliske, as she attempts to find her place in a world without her idol and long-time players will recognise a few familiar faces as her adventure unfolds.

Completing Foreshadowing rewards players with a new kind of hat called ‘Relomia’s Party Hat’, paying tribute to the beloved and much sought-after party hat. 

While RuneScape has already received more than 1,000 game and content updates in its two decades, 2021 is packed with 20th anniversary excitement and much more for both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. Learn more about RS20 today at https://www.runescape.com.

 

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Notes to Editors:

About 20 Years of RuneScape 

Twenty years ago, gamers first arrived in a whole new online world of medieval fantasy as RuneScape, the iconic multiplayer living game, launched in January 2001. Two decades on, RuneScape has become one of the world’s longest-running and most successful online game franchises. The games have welcomed almost 300 million player accounts, and the franchise is at peak popularity: in 2020 the RuneScape games hit a new record-high of subscribers with more than 1.2 million members joining the further millions of players who enjoy RuneScape for free. To celebrate 20 years of RuneScape’s living online world and reward players, Jagex recently announced a year-long programme of 20th anniversary-themed game content coming to both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. Read more here.

About RuneScape

More than 20 years in the making and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, living game that’s bursting with activity and life.

Set in a medieval fantasy land, begin by creating a character and then embark on epic journeys through a vast sandbox world that’s full of gods, warring races, unexplored dungeons, and glittering riches. Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose your own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 27 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world.

RuneScape Mobile Early Access is now available for RuneScape members on Android, featuring cross-platform play between mobile and desktop editions, enabling players to seamlessly jump between devices and take their adventure anywhere. In RuneScape, you get to be the hero you always wanted to be and, with new content added almost every week, there’s always a new and adventurous experience to look forward to. Become the hero you were born to be at www.runescape.com.

About Jagex

A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 280 million player accounts to its world and is a $1bn lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com