WESTWOOD, Mass. – Oct. 19, 2004 –Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. announced today that it is developing and publishing its first expansion pack for Asheron's CallÃ‚Â® 2, called Legions™. The expansion will continue the ever-evolving epic adventure that was begun with the graphically groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Asheron's CallÃ‚Â® 2. Currently under production in Turbine's Massachusetts studio, AC2L is scheduled to debut in Spring 2005 for the PC.
This follow-up to the critically acclaimed Asheron's Call 2 will provide players with an ambitious new story line complete with an extensive array of new content for hours and hours of additional online adventuring. In Asheron's CallÃ‚Â® 2: Legions™, players will aid the ancient race of Empyreans through a classic tale of mystery and discovery. Centuries before the time of Legions™ the Empyreans were ushered far away from Dereth for their own preservation. Now these once mighty sorcerers return to rediscover their lost purpose – and their immense powers – as dark evils unite to keep the Empyreans' history lost for ever.
Asheron's Call 2: Legions Primary Features
Ã‚Â· New Playable Race: Gamers can assume the identity of mystical Empyreans, a long lost race of suspicious magic users cast out of Dereth for their own protection against the deadly insectoid Olthoi. Emerging from a thousand years of hiding, the Empyreans desire nothing more than to discover their lost heritage and regain the powers that once made them one of the most powerful races in the land. This fully playable race is complete with more than a hundred new skills, unique armor and new prestige classes.
Ã‚Â· Massive New Continent: Along with the exciting and mystifying new Empyreans race, gamers will explore the vast and imposing lost continent of Knorr, which lays in ruin from unspeakable events long forgotten, providing players with secrets and surprises at every turn. As adventurers traverse the innovative diverse landscape, they will encounter new terrifying monsters, combat ancient evils and unlock the past to Asheron himself.
Ã‚Â· Innovative Hero System: High level players will reach new levels of heroism in ways never before seen in Asheron's Call 2 with a radical Hero System that rewards glory in battle with new abilities, skills and combat tactics. Players will earn hero skill credits from level 50 and beyond, with which they can buy new abilities and become even more powerful. Heroes can also bond together to combine their new powers – wreaking untold havoc on even the most dominant foes.
In addition to these major new features, Asheron's Call 2: Legions will provide adventurers with numerous new monsters, several exciting new quests and dozens of new and challenging dungeons. AC2L will include this massive expansion, the original Asheron's Call 2 and content from more than 20 episodic updates that Turbine has provided to existing players since launch.
About Turbine Entertainment Software Corp.
Headquartered in Westwood, Mass., Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. is a premier publisher of online subscription entertainment. With studios on two coasts, the company is the largest privately held online games studio in North America. Turbine's proprietary technology generates some of the most sophisticated 3D graphics in persistent world games, producing such memorable projects as Asheron's CallÃ‚Â®, Asheron's CallÃ‚Â®: Dark MajestyÃ‚Â® and Asheron's CallÃ‚Â® 2: Fallen KingsÃ‚Â®. Turbine is currently producing The Lord of the Rings™: Middle-Earth™ Online, Dungeons & DragonsÃ‚Â® Online, Asheron's CallÃ‚Â®: Throne of Destiny™ and Asheron's CallÃ‚Â® 2: Legions™. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.turbinegames.com.
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