Sony Online Entertainment
announced that more than eight million unique users have registered to play Free Realms
, a new MMO developed in-house for the PC and set in a humorous kid friendly fantasy-themed world. In related news, later this week, Free Realms is scheduled to kick off the Festival of Hearts, a special month long event that celebrates love, friendship and kindness. All players will be able to participate in themed events, daily social activities and storyline quests that incorporate traditional items and rewards which embody the holiday: hearts, candies, forget-me-not cards, flowers, love potions and more. Heart Breakers are invited too, as even the Stone Hearted can participate in the world events that ensue. New Hippo, Tiger, Beetle, Groundhog and Owl pets will also be available in the Marketplace. A new batch of screenshots
has been added in our download area.