New York â€“ Sept. 16, 2005 â€“ Codemasters today unveils the first official Western glimpse of RF Online in action with the launch of an epic Prologue video for the forthcoming science-fiction fantasy MMORPG. The video, combining stunning in-game visuals with beautifully rendered sequences, is now available from the RF Online website, also launched today at www.codemasters.com/rfonline.
RF Online, coming to PC in Q1 2006, has already engaged more than 1 million players in the Far East since its launch last year. Now, as the game prepares for its U.S. and UK arrival, the English-language website will be a key destination for the inside-track on the game world.
The website reveals RF Onlineâ€™s setting, Planet Novus, and its three factions. To enter the site, use your gut judgement and make your first declaration of allegiance: will you join the mighty Accretia Empire, the futuristic and destructive robotic faction, the Holy Alliance Cora, the mystical original inhabitants of Novus, or the incredible Bellato Union with their Mech battle units? Dependant on the faction chosen, the website is skinned to reflect your selection.
Thereâ€™s plenty to discover throughout the site, which will be expanded over the coming months, including more detail on the factions and, should your allegiance change, the site will re-skin to suit. For extra insider details, you can also sign up to the RF Online newsletter and get all the latest scoops as this epic game of supremacy heads to the West.
With its unique blend of magical fantasy and futuristic science-fiction action that has players fighting in the most awesome battles ever seen in a MMO role-playing game, RF Online will be published by Codemasters Online Gaming in the U.S. and the UK in Q1 2006. Begin your journey to Novus and see how it all began in the Prologue video, now available (in Downloads) from the gameâ€™s website at www.codemasters.com/rfonline.
ABOUT RF ONLINE
RF Online is an epic mix of traditional fantasy MMOG mixed with unique futuristic sci-fi action to bring an entirely new and original take on the existing MMORPG genre. Set in a deep space galaxy known as Novus, take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions leading your character into the final battle for total control over the entire Novus galaxy. Chose from either the Bellato Union, taking control of individual robot battle units like never seen before within any MMOG, Holy Alliance Cora, the mystical and fantasy orientated faction utilizing the power of magic and finally the mighty Accretia Empire, a futuristic alien faction intent on spreading destruction across the entire sector with their advanced weaponry systems. RF Online will deliver a unique approach to Player versus Player game play, utilizing one of the most advanced combat systems of any MMO title. Full-scale battles break out daily as thousands of players engage in deadly wars â€“ the reward of victory is high: the winning faction gains control of the game worldâ€™s most valuable mine and its precious resources.
Codemasters is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England, France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation Flashpoint (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on top licensed properties including American Idol, MTV Music Generator and IndyCar Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found at www.codemasters.com.