Turbine Announces Menace of the Underdark Expansion for DDO

Turbine has announced the first expansion to Dungeons and Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark. Coming this summer, this expansion brings Druids, the Forgotten Realms, and epic levels to DDO!

Turbine has announced the first
expansion to Dungeons and
Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark
.
Coming this summer, this expansion brings Druids, the Forgotten Realms,
and epic levels to DDO!
The full press release is below followed by the snappy new logo.


WARNER
BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND


WIZARDS OF THE COAST UNVEIL

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
ONLINE®: MENACE OF THE
UNDERDARK™


First
Expansion to Dungeons & Dragons Online™ Launching
Summer 2012

Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast unveiled today Dungeons
& Dragons Online®: Menace of the Underdark™,
the first expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively
multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine.
Menace of the Underdark launches in the Summer of 2012 expanding for
the first time into the beloved Forgotten Realms setting and the vast
subterranean world of the Underdark, an increased level cap, the new
Druid class and much more! For more information please visit
ddo.com/underdark.

“2011 was a year of
growth for Dungeons & Dragons Online as we celebrated our fifth
anniversary and completed a successful launch of the game in
Europe,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of Dungeons
& Dragons Online. “2012 is going to be our biggest
year yet with a wealth of new content throughout the year including the
launch of our first expansion pack. We are very excited to expand into
the Forgotten Realms setting with a whole new storyline, level cap
increase and the new Druid class!”

NEW
FEATURES:

  • Journey
    to the Forgotten
    Realms
    - Experience the
    classic fantasy and adventure of
    D&D’s most imaginative and renowned setting. Arrive
    in the village of Eveningstar and adventure through the surrounding
    King’s Forest wilderness area where the citizens of the
    nation of Cormyr must unite to face a new threat to the Realms.
  • Brave
    the caverns of the
    Underdark
    - Come face to
    face with the Underdark Drow and Lolth, their
    Queen and goddess, as you explore this vast and twisted, subterranean
    world. Infiltrate the Drow stronghold of Shindylryn – the
    city of portals – where Lolth’s forces work to
    further her schemes.
  • Attain
    Epic levels to 25!

    Forge your Epic Destiny and create a unique Epic hero with powerful
    character customization options as you advance beyond level 20 to epic
    level 25.
  • Play
    the Druid Class
    - Play
    as the all new shape-shifting Druid class! Wield nature’s
    magic or transform into a powerful animal form with this classic
    D&D class.

Dungeons & Dragons
Online®(DDO) is a free-to-play MMORPG featuring the
industry’s best combat system, a massive world with
state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay, and a rich set of features that
until now could only be found in premium subscription-based MMOs. DDO
offers an innovative pricing model that allows players to download and
play for free, purchasing adventure packs, items, and account services
a la carte from the new DDO Store, or to subscribe to get unlimited
access to all of the game’s content. Players can download and
play DDO Unlimited for free by visiting href="http://www.ddo.com/">http://www.ddo.com.

About
Turbine


Turbine,
Inc. is a premier
creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster
powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is wholly owned by Warner
Bros. Home Entertainment Group and has created some of the
world’s most popular and award-winning online games,
including The Lord of the Rings Online™, Dungeons &
Dragons Online® , and Asheron's Call®. For more
information on Turbine, its products and services please visit href="http://www.turbine.com/">www.turbine.com.<



About
Hasbro


Hasbro,
Inc
.
(NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded
play company providing children and families
around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings
based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys
and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and
a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its
customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved
brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY
LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub,
Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10,
2010. The online home of The Hub is href="http://www.hubworld.com/">www.hubworld.com.
The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC.
All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at
http://www.hasbro.com.
© 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved



About
Wizards of the Coast


Wizards
of the Coast LLC, a
subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), is the leader in entertaining
the lifestyle gamer. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading
card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier
trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card
games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading
publisher of role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons,
and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times
best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web
site at www.wizards.com.

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