Castle of Heroes Getting Rise of the Guilds Expansion This autumn
Dublin, Ireland – October 15th, 2010 – Gala Networks Europe, the leading free-to-play games publisher that operates the portal, is delighted to announce Rise of the Guilds, a new expansion for the free strategy browser game Castle of Heroes. The expansion will launch in November and will be available in English, French, German, Polish and a brand new Italian version at

Rise of the Guilds will introduce a wide variety of fresh content and improvements, offering new and existing players a greater number of challenges, with an central focus on providing extra features for players’ guilds.

Players can show off their battle prowess with the introduction of a Personal Rank System, as well as making powerful weapons and armour for their heroes with new Grafting and Forging systems. A variety of new daily quests, toughened lv9 and lvl0 creatures, as well as lvl1 treasures, have been added for new and high-level players. The long awaited Refugee Camp will also be opened for business, allowing players to recruit troops from the other races found in the game.

Members of the game’s hundreds of guilds will also see a radical improvement in their co-operative gameplay as a wide variety of guild features will be enabled. Epic guild vs guild matches will be added, giving players the option of defeating their opponents by destroying their headquarters, occupying all of their buildings, or gaining more resources than their opponents.

Guilds will also gain numerous new buildings, offering members a variety of buffs. A guild instance has also been added, allowing players to compete against NPCs solo, or as a group, to earn experience and resources and construct the guild buildings.

Players can play Castle of Heroes completely free in their PC or Mac browser, without downloads. Simply register at the official website at or log in with an existing account to start playing in seconds! Castle of Heroes is available in English, French, German, Italian and Polish.

- About Castle of Heroes -
Castle of Heroes is a massively multiplayer browser-based strategy game developed by Snail Game and published in its English, French, German and Polish versions by Gala Networks Europe on the games portal. Bringing together the best elements of strategy, RPG and management, the game allows users to build and expand their realm within a large and living fantasy world. Castle of Heroes is available for free and with no download required for PC and Mac on

- About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & -
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes and Canaan Online. The portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 5 million users. Terra Militaris, a historical real-time browser based game will be available by the end of 2010 and the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin will be released in 2011. Further information on the company can be found at

- About Snail Game -
Suzhou Snail Electronic Co., Ltd. (Snail Game), founded in 2000, is one of the earliest and leading 3D online game developers in China. Snail Game has successfully developed and operated online games: Voyage Century, Age of Armor, 5 Street, The Chosen and Castle of Heroes, with more to come. These games have been distributed to more than 20 countries worldwide where they enjoy an amazing success.

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