Durham, USA â€” June 23, 2005 â€“ Funcom is proud to announce that Anarchy Online will celebrate its 4th anniversary on June 27th! Ever since the launch of the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG, Anarchy Online has continued to be one of the most influential MMO games on the market and the title has become one of the most successful MMO's of all time. Just during the last six months more than a quarter of a million gamers have signed up, a testament to the ongoing popularity of the groundbreaking sci-fi MMO.
To celebrate the substantial four year milestone Funcom is launching a series of events and celebrations across Rubi-Ka during the coming weekend. The players of Anarchy Online can look forward to everything from PvP tournaments to scavenger hunts, trivia contests, hide and seek games, finding a hidden item on a random advertisement billboards and dance/costume contests. A vast range of prizes and goodies from Alienware, ATI, Creative, Logitech, Microsoft, Gamespot, IGN and Funcom will be handed out. This is a great opportunity for great giveaways and prizes from some of the best gaming technology companies in the world. There will also be extensive radio coverage of the events, with Gridstream productions and MMOradio broadcasting the latest tunes while giving live comments on events and activities. Come and join Funcom and our partners for a fantastic weekend of great fun!
In the midst of a flurry of activities Funcom remains committed to the ongoing development of Anarchy Online. Still to come are further content updates, an exciting veteran program for long-term customers, an upgrade of all ground-textures in the game, as well as several game updates. A new expansion pack, `Anarchy Online â€“ Lost Eden', is currently in the works, promising a great future for all fans of sci-fi MMORPG's.
"As we are entering our fifth year of live service we are naturally very proud of what we have achieved with Anarchy Online" said Trond Arne Aas, Funcom's CEO and President. "The fact that we have seen a higher influx of new players in 2005 than most competing MMO games says a lot about Anarchy Online's standing and qualities. The continued success bodes well for the future of both Anarchy Online and upcoming Funcom online games."
For more information about the game, the anniversary events and the upcoming expansion pack visit the official website http://www.anarchy-online.com
ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of computer and console games with a focus on action adventure and subscription based online games. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of 24 released games to date. Recent successes include `The Longest Journey' and `Anarchy Online'. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com , http://www.dreamfall.com or http://www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is backed by Northzone Ventures, Stelt Holding and Teknoinvest.