Laguna Hills, CA – July 27, 2012 –Red 5 Studios™announced today that it will be showing a new version of its upcoming free-to-play online action shooter, Firefall, at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Fueled by community feedback gathered over the course of the beta, the Tribe has been tirelessly refining and tweaking the update to ensure it will be ready for European fans. This August the game’s newest content will be live and playable – all on recently launched EU servers. Additionally, in celebration of the strong eSports community in Europe, Red 5 Studios has partnered with the Electronic Sports League to run the first-ever European Firefall beta tournament at Gamescom – with 10k Euros in prize money up for grabs. For more information, visit: http://ow.ly/cxXUt, and stop by the Firefall booth located in Hall 8.1, Stand A040 B041 to receive a free beta invite and get in on the excitement!
Among new features being shown at Gamescom as part of Firefall’s upcoming update are new tier-based character progression, a new resource mining and crafting system, the new Garage and customizable loadout system, the ground-breaking Firefall eSports toolkit, and the latest open world and PvP content that includes new areas and dynamic events. These, along with the launch of the EU servers, promise a whole new gaming experience to European fans. Gamescom visitors are invited to come by the Red 5 Studios booth for a first-hand look at the game in action, August 16-19 at the Koelnmesse.
As an additional special offering for the European eSports community, Red 5 has partnered with the Electronic Sports League to host the first-ever European Firefall beta tournament. All clans are invited to participate in the tournament for the chance to win up to 10k Euros in prize money. Qualifiers will begin Thursday, August 16th, with the finals being held on Saturday, August 18th on the ESL stage. Visit http://ow.ly/cxXUt for more information.
Firefall’s exclusive, invite-only beta will continue to rollout through 2012. Players can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta at http://www.firefallthegame.com/home, or receive a free invite by stopping by Firefall at Gamescom 2012.
Press wishing to schedule appointments for interviews, video interviews and hands-on demos with the producers and developers should contact Audra McIver (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an appointment.
About Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. Visit www.red5studios.com for more information.
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