DC Universe, the Super Hero MMO is now Free to Play!!

November 20th, 2011


DC UNIVERSE ONLINE NOW FREE-TO-PLAY

SAN DIEGO – November 2, 2011 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that players can now download and play its popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) action game DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) for free. Starting today, all PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system players can create their own legendary superhero – or villain – and join forces with their favorite DC Comics characters, including Superman, Batman and the Joker to either save – or destroy – the planet.

“We are confident that going free-to-play will expand the action combat experience of DC Universe Online by making the game more accessible to every type of player so they can choose to play the game their way,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “With a portfolio that includes three successful free-to-play games – EverQuest II: Extended, Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – we have extensive knowledge and experience to apply to DCUOand are thrilled to be taking the game free-to-play today.”

There are three access levels in DCUO: Free, Premium and Legendary. All three levels will provide access to the game and include all game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering differing game options and features. DLC content and features will also be included for Legendary players, and can be purchased by Free and Premium players. The levels include:

Free Access: New players now have access to the base game content in DC Universe Online, including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts outside of DLC packs. Free Access provides players with the ability to create two characters, join a League and many other benefits. Free level players can also purchase DLC packs, additional character slots, and more in-game.

Premium Access: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) qualifies for the Premium Access level. Premium level players have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. DLC packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game. All previous subscribers are granted Premium Access automatically.

Legendary Access: Legendary Access provides the most content, features and benefits of the three access levels. Loaded with enhanced features, Legendary Access is available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee (multi-month discounts are available) and includes access to all DLC packs at no cost, more than 16 character slots, over 60 inventory slots, the ability to form Leagues, and many other benefits.

DC Universe Online combines the ability to explore legendary DC Comics environments pulled from the pages of the comic books, popular movies and animated series and fascinating story arcs with fast-paced, physics-based combat, allowing players to pick up buses and other objects in the environment, fly into the air and throw them at enemies; run up the sides of buildings to engage in melee brawls while shooting flames of fire from their hands; or cling to the side of buildings while using a grappling hook to pull flying opponents out of the sky – all while fighting alongside or against the legendary characters of DC Comics and building their own legacy as they embark on their own path to legendary.

DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DC Universe Online, visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

More information on the DCUO free-to-play access levels can be found here: dcuniverseonline.com/free.

For press assets, including box art, trailers and screenshots, visit: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=903.

To watch the new DCUO F2P TV spot, vist: http://youtu.be/NVuWHsrvbyE.

About DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?

For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player’s extraordinary powers to life.

DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.

Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access is available for a monthly fee. For players of the PC version of the game, Legendary access to DCUO is included in the all-in-one SOE All Access subscription.

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Free to Play MMO FPS GangWars Expands

November 20th, 2011


CrimeCraft GangWars Expansion set for Dec. 5 Launch

New Trailer Released Today Shows Territory Wars Game Play

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 18, 2011 – Vogster Online has announced that GangWars, the second major expansion to the free-to-play online shooter CrimeCraft (www.crimecraft.com) will launch on December 5.

Vogster also released a trailer (www.youtu.be/Q5H0qNIFSZ4) today showing off the new Territory Wars feature that pits the player-run gangs of CrimeCraft in combat for control of the lobbies and battle zones of Sunrise City. A new website, www.CCGangWars.com, provides full information on the new features and a new trailer showcasing GangWars.

“We’ve been working with our community to develop end game content that’s relevant for our veteran players and that’s what we’ve created with Territory Wars - it allows gangs to own and control sections of the city,” said Lead Game Designer Alexandr Soloveyko. “In addition, we’ve also streamlined the user experience for new players, with our Quickplay interface which gets them into the action faster than ever.”

CrimeCraft GangWars, is set in the bloody aftermath of the Bleedout Campaign and the destruction of the Scorpion Chamber, the governing body of Sunrise City. Gangs now fight for control of the city.

CrimeCraft GangWars will be available through www.CrimeCraft.com and Steam.

CrimeCraft GangWars features include:

· MMORPG Shooter – CrimeCraft takes the best persistent world RPG features (thousands of other players, loot, guilds/gangs, crafting, trading, missions, skills, PvE and PvP Combat) and combines it with the action and skill based gameplay of a shooter.
· Quickplay – Access CrimeCraft’s core gameplay features through a simplified interface that lets you shortcut RPG gameplay and get right to the action. Players can switch between the streamlined Quickplay experience and the fully featured lobbies with the click of a button.
· Free Updates – Frequent huge free content updates. Previous updates have added: player controlled nightclubs, new maps, new gameplay modes, new weapons, new skills, tournaments (daily, weekly and monthly).
· Fast and Furious Action - CrimeCraft features 20 maps and eleven game modes including Core Annihilation, an epic game mode that blends PvP and PvE combat. Players cooperate with AI controlled soldiers to destroy an opponent’s core while protecting their own.

“We started working on CrimeCraft GangWars soon after the launch of Bleedout,” said Vice President of Development Daniel Prousline. “We are very proud of all the new features, but especially Territory Wars. We can’t wait to see gangs fighting for control of Sunrise City. I am also very excited about Quickplay that makes the game so much more accessible.”

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Free to Play MMO LEGO Universe Prizes Up for Grabs

October 16th, 2011


Build, Battle and Race for Over $15,000 in Prizes in the LEGO® Universe Nexus Force Championships

Win Fame, Glory, Over $5,000 in LEGO Sets, a New PC and More in the LEGO® MMOG

October 13, 2011
Protecting Imagination from the mischievous Maelstrom in LEGO® Universe certainly is no easy feat! The LEGO Universe team is looking for the greatest in-game champions - asking players flex their creative muscle, strength and speed to find out which players are truly the most powerful!

Who will come out ahead? The master builders of the Assembly? The wild adventurers of the Venture League? Perhaps the mighty Sentinels, or the mysterious Paradox?

Beginning October 13th, eight full weeks of events will kick off in the first-ever Nexus Force Championships. Throughout the LEGO Universe Championships, players will earn points for winning various in-game events and contests.

The player with the most points at the end will be crowned the Nexus Force Champion! The Grand Champion will win fame, glory, over $5,000 in LEGO toy sets, a new laptop computer and more. There will also be tons of weekly prizes throughout the two-month event, rewarding such players for building, battling and racing with real LEGO sets and more.

Learn more about how you can explore LEGO Universe at www.LEGOuniverse.com!

About LEGO Universe

Published by the LEGO Group, LEGO Universe is the first massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the LEGO brick-building play experience. With an ESRB rating of E10+ for PC and Mac, LEGO Universe is a great way for families to play together, battling chaos with creativity in a safe online environment. Players can build, battle and explore with friends around the world – all in an exciting online world of LEGO past, present and future. Get in the game now with the new unlimited Free to Play Zone and free digital download at www.LEGOuniverse.com.

About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932, and today the group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com.

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2011 The LEGO Group.

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Free Game Marble Arena 2 Coming Soon!

October 8th, 2011


Brightside Entertainment announces Marble Arena 2

Brightside Entertainment is proud to announce Marble Arena 2, a physics based, free, 3D marble game, featuring vibrant HD graphics, fun and addictive gameplay, and easy to use built-in editor for create custom levels.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Barlad, Romania - October 07, 2011 - Brightside Entertainment is proud to announce Marble Arena 2, a physics based, free, 3D marble game, featuring vibrant HD graphics, fun and addictive gameplay, and easy to use built-in editor for creating custom levels.

The game will feature 50 mayhem filled levels, and being a physics based game, it will test the player’s rolling skills on several types of surfaces and make use of a multitude of physics contraptions in fun and sometimes headache inducing ways.

Updated graphics engine will provide vibrant, 2011 looking, HD graphics, while still maintaining compatibility with lower spec’d computers or laptops.

Players will be pitted against sneaky A.I. controlled marbles in single player games, and against each other in multiplayer games of up to 32 participants. 

The built-in editor will allow easy creation of custom levels, or customization of already existing ones.

The game will be available on December 13, 2011, for all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) and will be completely free.

A trailer is available on the game’s website and players are invited to keep in touch via the game’s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.

http://www.marble-arena.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleArena
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marble-Arena/286038181411656
http://twitter.com/#!/marble_arena  

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Free to Play Update for City of Heroes MMO

October 1st, 2011


City of Heroes FreedomTM Blasts into a New Era

Players Experience Super-Powered Choice, Rewards and Content on Their Terms

BRIGHTON, UK – 27th September, 2011 – NCsoft® and Paragon Studios™ are excited to announce the launch of City of Heroes Freedom™, the new gameplay model that offers existing and new players unparalleled access to acclaimed content found within the world’s most popular super heroicMMO.

Starting today, the Freedom model allows all players to reach level 50 at no cost, while providing players with the option to purchase new content a la carte to build a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Kicking off this era of choice, reward and content is Issue 21: Convergence, which is ready for players as soon as they log in. Issue 21: Convergence and City of Heroes Freedom come packed with a whole new zone, Incarnate Trial, powers, costumes and more, including the new monthly Signature Story Arcs and the Paragon Rewards Program.

“Our fans have come to expect great content and with City of Heroes Freedom we’ve clearly raised the bar by delivering the best gameplay we’ve ever developed, and giving players the choice to truly customise their gaming experience” said Brian Clayton, Executive Producer at Paragon Studios. “We aren’t just flipping a switch and going ‘Free-to-Play.’ We’re embarking on the biggest content and feature update to City of Heroes in its seven-year history.”

The launch of Issue 21: Convergence leads the charge of City of Heroes Freedom with a plethora of new content for eager participants. Below is what players will experience with City of Heroes Freedom today:

New Zone: First Ward, the training and testing grounds for some of Praetoria’s most elite forces and sinister weapons, is where players will encounter all new threats, including the massive zone-wide event, the Seed of Hamidon.

New Epic Challenges: The Underground Incarnate Trial takes place deep below the streets of Praetoria, in the secret lair of the Devouring Earth. Those strong enough to break through their stronghold may reach the devastating Avatar of Hamidon for a final showdown of epic proportions. Up to 28 players can team up to fight new menaces and unlock great rewards.

New Power Sets and Costumes: Time Manipulation (free for VIP Players), Beam Rifle and Street Justice represent just the beginning of new powers coming to players with City of Heroes Freedom, while the Barbarian and the Circle of Thorns Costume Sets, as well as the IDF and Defense Costume Sets (free for VIP Players) add even more options to the millions of customisation options at a players’ fingertips.

New Starting Experience: Puts new players right in the middle of the action, giving them access to all archetypes with no alignment restriction. During the new starting experience, players will have the opportunity to determine whether they ally with the forces of good, or harness the powers of evil.

New Missions: The debut of monthly Signature Story Arcs (free for VIP Players), enables players to play a key role in the main storyline as they fight alongside iconic heroes and villains and discover which of Paragon City’s premier heroes will die!

New Rewards: The Paragon Rewards program is our way to thank players for investing in City of Heroes and provides new and unique in-game rewards designed around each player’s unique tastes and play style.

For more information on today’s announcement, Issue 21 content and Freedom, please visit www.cityofheroes.com/freedom.

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DC Universe Will Be a Free to Play MMO!!

September 22nd, 2011


DC UNIVERSE ONLINE GOES FREE-TO-PLAY IN OCTOBER FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM AND PC

Sony Online Entertainment Announces Three Access Levels for Popular Superhero Online Action Game
SAN DIEGO – September 19, 2011 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced a new free-to-play business model for its popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game DC Universe Online (DCUO) — where players have the freedom to become legendary fighting alongside DC Comics icons like Superman, Batman and The Joker in an ever-evolving online action adventure that has already logged more than 42 million hours of super-powered gameplay action by players since its launch earlier this year.

Beginning late October, players will be able to download and access DCUO for free on both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. As part of this transition, SOE is introducing three new access levels to the game: Free, Premium and Legendary. All three levels will provide access to open world gameplay and missions, general game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering different game options and benefits.

“When we launched DC Universe Online, we introduced a very different brand of massive online game driven by fast action combat to PC and PS3™gamers and with that, we discovered a new type of online gamer,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “We’ve listened to our community, and we’ve determined that the free-to-play model is the best fit for DC Universe Online.”

Smedley added, “Our philosophy embraces learning from our experience and as a pioneer in the free-to-play space with proven successful games like Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures, we believe this new model will expand the DCUO experience and offer more options that cater to every type of player so they can play the game in a way that fits them.”

All three levels provide access to the current game, but allow differing tiers of convenience and flexibility. The levels are:

· Free: New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers and more through microtransactions.

· Premium: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.

· Legendary: Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.

More information on the DCUO free-to-play access levels can be found here: dcuniverseonline.com/free.

DC Universe Online combines immersive environments and fascinating story arcs with fast-paced, physics-based combat, allowing players to pick up buses and other objects in the environment, fly into the air and throw them at enemies; run up the sides of buildings to engage in melee brawls while shooting flames of fire from their hands; or cling to the side of buildings while using a grappling hook to pull flying opponents out of the sky – all while fighting alongside or against the legendary characters of DC Comics and charting their own path to legendary.

DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DC Universe Online, visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

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Star Trek Online to Go Free to Play!

September 10th, 2011


STAR TREKTM ONLINE FREE-TO-PLAY IN 2011

Star Trek Online to Accommodate All Players. Closed Beta Begins Soon.

Los Gatos, CA (September 6, 2011) - Star Trek Online, the acclaimed sci-fi MMORPG, developed by Cryptic Studios, Inc. (”Cryptic Studios”), will be free-to-play in 2011. Players will be able to download and enjoy the game as they like at no cost.

A features matrix, FAQ, overview and various forums can be found on the official Star Trek Online website to better explain the nature of free-to-play to new and existing users.

To learn more about Star Trek Online free-to-play, please visit: http://www.startrekonline.com/f2p ;

“In addition to seeking out new life and exploring strange new civilizations, part of our continuing mission for Star Trek Online is to expand and improve,” said Jack Emmert, CEO, Cryptic Studios. “Transitioning to a free-to-play model is a natural way to share all we’ve built with a broader community of players and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Later this year, when Star Trek Online free-to-play launches, anyone can download and play the game for free without purchasing a retail copy or subscription. All players will be able to take advantage of Star Trek Online’s many features for free, from customizing avatars, crews and the very ships they command, to exploring a galaxy filled with intrigue and danger.

Players will also be able to access additional features a la carte through a virtual goods store. Current players can become Gold Members by continuing to subscribe to the game for $14.99 a month. New players can also upgrade to Gold status for a set price of $14.99 per month. The differences between paying Gold Members and free Silver Players can be found at: http://www.startrekonline.com/f2p ;

Star Trek Online free-to-play allows players to get into the game and engage the Star Trek universe in a number of ways:

The Universe is Your Only Limit - Play as much as you like for as long as you like at no cost. No subscription is required, nor is payment of any kind required.

Episodic Gameplay - Experience new weekly episodes that feature story-based gameplay and put your captain’s ability to command to the ultimate test.

Your Captain, Your Crew, Your Destiny - Become a captain, seek out new life and new civilizations and encounter hostile beings as you advance to maximum level for free.

Familiar Places, New Experiences - Travel to Starfleet Academy, Deep Space Nine, The First City of Qo’noS and many other iconic locations and notable worlds from the beloved Star Trek universe.

Engage and Explore Your Way - A web and in-game virtual goods store provides players the option of purchasing gameplay upgrades or additional premium content as they like, when they like.

Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures within the Star Trek universe. Players have the opportunity to become high-ranking Starfleet officers and participate in missions structured like episodes that take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and inside other starships. All players are invited to explore strange new worlds and encounter new life in a vast, ever expanding universe!

Star Trek Online is a licensed product from CBS Consumer Products and developed by Cryptic Studios, Inc. For more information, please visit: www.startrekonline.com ;

TM & © 2011 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.

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LEGO Universe is Now Free to Play

August 18th, 2011


Let Your Imagination Run Wild in LEGO® Universe: Free to Play Launches Today!

The Battle has Begun! Team up with friends to Save the Universe as Gates Open to Unlimited Free to Play Zone

August 15, 2011

LEGO® Universe, the MMOG (massively-multiplayer online game), is now welcoming new players to traverse the LEGO brick-building digital universe with its newly introduced Free to Play Zone. Fans will be able to enjoy the game for free for as long as they like, with the option to upgrade to a membership account at any time (for $10 USD per month) and receive full game access.

The LEGO Universe free-to-play experience offers a selection of game content, including two adventure zones and one player property area for building your own virtual LEGO models as well as access to thousands of other players’ Properties. Paying members will have access to all areas in the full game, along with membership benefits such as competitions and community events. In addition to the 15+ robust adventure zones and instances as well as 5+ property worlds currently in-game, access to new expansions, like major Ninjago content coming later this year, will require players to register for full membership.

Here’s a list of all the cool stuff Free to Play players can do in LEGO Universe:
• Custom build one LEGO hero
• Interact with in-game friends
• Collect up to 10,000 coins
• Earn Universe Score to level up
• Play through The Venture Explorer
• Play through Avant Gardens
• Join the Nexus Force
• Sample Faction Gear
• Play the Survival mini-game
• Claim the Avant Gardens Block Yard Property
• Fight the Spider Queen
• Place LEGO models you have collected
• Build LEGO models of your own
• Bring LEGO models to life
• Visit thousands of other players’ Properties
More about full membership benefits:

http://universe.lego.com/en-us/community/newsnetwork/story.aspx?id=341436

If you haven’t played LEGO Universe yet, now is the time! Not only can you play for free, but the game is now easier to access; available via free digital download only. Log in today and see just how far your creativity can go to save Imagination in LEGO Universe. Read more about the Free to Play Zone, and answer the call at: http://universe.lego.com/en-us/freetoplay/freetoplay.aspx

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Free to Play Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Series to Connect Seasons 3 and 4.

July 17th, 2011


SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES STAR WARS®: CLONE WARS ADVENTURESTM SUMMER SERIES: MISSION ON ICEBERG THREE

Supervising Director Dave Filoni Teams Up with Sony Online Entertainment to Create Exclusive Storyline and Content to Bridge Gap Between Seasons Three and Four of the Popular Cartoon Network TV Series

SAN DIEGO – July 15, 2011 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts today announced Mission on Iceberg Three, the summer series of Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, which connects the storyline between seasons three and four of the hit Cartoon Network television series, Star Wars™: The Clone Wars ™. SOE worked closely with Dave Filoni, supervising director of the series, to create the exclusive storyline in the Mission on Iceberg Three summer campaign.

Mission on Iceberg Three kicks off at the end of season three following the battle at Felucia, where the players are given a dangerous assignment from Plo Koon - save the Calamari system from an impending Separatist attack. With the Calamari system producing vital metal ore resources used to strengthen armor plating, it’s up to players to protect the Mon Calamari leader and prevent Separatists from taking control. Only this one planet stands between the Republic base and the Separatist invasion fleet, so players must act fast!

“Our partnership with LucasArts continues to be strong with the team behind The Clone Wars TV series providing us unprecedented access to the season four storyline. To-date, most of our gameplay experience has mirrored the show, and we’re excited to provide original storylines and exclusive content to our players and fans of the TV show,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “With the plot carrying on from the television series to the browser, SOE and LucasArts continue to build their reputation as leaders within the entertainment space.”

“Season Four is going to drop audiences into the deep end of an important battle, and this is a chance for fans to take part in one of our biggest storylines yet,” said Filoni. “These events will ripple throughout the Star Wars galaxy, so they are integral to the trajectory of the series. This is a great way to contribute to the Republic’s war effort, and SOE’s done a great job of tying our stories together.”

Through four new engaging narrative-filled levels, Mission on Iceberg Three allowsfans to enhance their Clone Wars experience. Players will duel an iconic adversary using customized Lightsabers™, battle through the galaxy in the ultimate Starfighter™ and defend the citizens of the Mon Calamari system with help from a new Ally in Republic Defender.

Mission on Iceberg Three will be the go-to virtual summer hangout and is the only place where players can stay current on news and events from Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™ and the latest developments in the evolving storyline of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, until the premiere of season four this fall. Explore the online world and save the Republic!

Visit www.CloneWarsAdventures.com for more information.

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MMORPG Age of Conan is now Free to Play!!

July 7th, 2011


Age of Conan Now Free to Play

The best-selling and critically acclaimed MMO based on the world of Conan the Barbarian is now FREE-TO-PLAY around the world

Durham, USA – July 1st, 2011 – “No man should live in chains,” proclaims Conan the Barbarian in the new, upcoming Hollywood production set to release later this year. With the words of the most legendary fantasy hero of all time in mind, Funcom today released an all-new, free-to-play version of its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game titled ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’. The new version replaces the existing version of the game, and players everywhere will now be able to freely explore the sexy, savage, and brutal world of Hyboria with their friends – and enemies.

“After 1.4 million copies sold, having experienced fantastic critical acclaim, and still to this day going strong with a large active player base embarking on thousands of daily adventures, there is no doubt that ‘Age of Conan’ has made a significant impact on the online gaming genre,” says Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Morten Larssen. “The great potential provided by the hybrid business model, and with the ever growing interest for free-to-play games, bringing ‘Age of Conan’ into this market is undoubtedly the logical next step for the title.”

Players now get to choose whether they want to experience the free offering, or become a Premium member with access to even more game content. An in-game store also allows both free players and Premium members to purchase in-game goods such as weaponry and mounts. For more detail about the differences between the free and Premium offering, visit the new ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’ website.

Download – Age of Conan: Unchained Trailer
Youtube - Age of Conan: Unchained Trailer

“For the team working on the game, going free-to-play is great because it opens up this great fantasy world to an even larger audience,” says Creative Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison. “Not only can players now enjoy the content for free, we will continue to add new gameplay features and new content and make improvements to the game. ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’ will offer a fantastic experience for both new customers and players who have already roamed the online world of Hyboria. An engrossing story, brutal combat and savage world is waiting for those who dare explore the lands of Hyboria.”

Since the game launched three years ago, ‘Age of Conan’ has undergone several changes and a huge amount of new content has been added. Funcom is already in the process of developing new locations, monsters, equipment and storylines for ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’. This includes the movie tie-in adventure that will introduce content and characters from the upcoming ‘Conan the Barbarian’ movie.

To download the client and play the game for free, please visit the new official Age of Conan website.

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