Dublin, Ireland – May 11th, 2011 – Gala Networks Europe, one of the leading free-to-play games publishers and operator of the www.gPotato.eu portal, is delighted to announce that Allods Online, its triple-A MMORPG, has officially launched. Having undergone more than a year of intensive testing across every aspect of the game’s huge universe and its intricate systems, Allods Online is celebrating its graduation to a fully mature product with the launch of Volume 4: Astral Odyssey.
Commenting on the launch, Vincent Douvier, Executive Producer of Allods Online at Gala Networks said: “It’s been a long road for Allods Online’s beta period, but we’re hugely proud of what we’ve achieved in working with Astrum Nival and we can definitively say that Allods Online has everything that defines a modern, Triple-A MMORPG. The depth of content is astounding, the degree of customisation and personalisation is amazing and the Allods universe is richer in terms of lore and quests than 90% of MMOs currently on the market – and it remains free to play without subscription or any hidden costs.” Vincent continues: “Of course, we have to reserve the highest praise for our Allods Online European players, who have been instrumental in guiding the game’s development throughout the beta process and without which, we would never have the assured quality, depth and balance that makes Allods Online such a high-grade title.”
The launch will be celebrated in-game with a special event for all players that will see special anniversary coins scattered across the universe of Sarnaut. Also available as drops from slain foes the anniversary coins can be traded with merchants at capital cities for a variety of high-quality in-game gifts. These include special wings, fireworks, outfits and even a unique light grey wolf mount. The coins will be available for a month from today, 11.5.11 to 14.6.11.
Volume 4: Astral Odyssey brings a huge amount of content for existing players and newcomers to Allods Online. High-level players from level 42 upwards can look forward to two brand new zones; “Kirah” and the “Isle of Revelation”, which will both provide players with many quests with new and amazing rewards. Daily events now take place several times per day, such as demon invasions on land and in the Astral space, heroic rescues and more. Astral space conquerors will be getting new layers in the deep Astral Space and 6 new allods to explore and fight in. The final bonus for experienced players is that the level cap will be raised to 47 and that several formerly paid items will now be free in-game or in the boutique following the community feedback during the beta.
For newcomers to the game, beginners’ packages, filled with many useful free items from the Boutique, will be automatically offered to every character that completes the starter zone, including a larger backpack. As they progress, additional packages will be unlocked every few levels until the character reaches level 30. Players will be able to enjoy over 2,000 quests at launch, with much more still to come.
For more information and to discover Allods Online and the world of Sarnaut for free on the gPotato.eu portal, players can simply register accounts and download the full game at: http://en.allods.gPotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx.
About Allods Online
Allods Online is a subscription-less, Triple A MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe that is published across Europe in English, German and French by gPotato.eu and developed by Astrum Nival, the development studio owned by Mail.Ru.
Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled space battleships, the dynamic Astral space to explore, and creates a new standard of co-operative gameplay. Join one of the two factions at war and discover the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up to 47 by completing over 2,000 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online also features Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player, Guild vs Guild and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms. Players can register and download this free MMO game at the official European website – http://allods.gPotato.eu
About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu
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 www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 6 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin which will be released in 2011. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.
Mail.Ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services including the largest Russian free e-mail service, instant messenger Mail.Ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.Ru, and search engine Poisk@Mail.Ru. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.Ru is also the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Fly For Fun, Jade Dynasty (Zhu Xian), Cross Fire and ZhengTu Online. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.
You can also follow Allods Online here:
Exclusive Producer Twitter: www.twitter.com/allods
English Guild Portal: http://guilds.en.allods.gPotato.eu
German Guild Portal: http://gilden.de.allods.gPotato.eu
French Guild Portal: http://guildes.fr.allods.gPotato.eu
English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en
German Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de
French Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr
English Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en
German Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de
French Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr