A game once thought lost in the downfall of now defunct developer Flagship Studios was lifted from the studio's remains and today makes its way to players with the official launch of Mythos Europe. "Early Access" for retail pre-orders began on Tuesday, but today you can head over to the official website and download the game for free if you decided to wait. There are no monthly fees to play Mythos, but players can choose to take advantage of items via an in-game item shop. The gaming client is available in English, German, French, Polish and Turkish languages, each with its own server. You can signup to play for free on the official Mythos Europe website. Check out the official press release after the break for more details.
Blood, Sweat and Monster Tears
Mythos Hacks and Slashes its Way to Release
Berlin, 28/04/2011: Mythos is here! Today marks the release of Mythos, the hack and slash MMO, where the blood-gates have been opened for the legions of Bloodletters, Pryomancers and Gadgeteers to run rampant in the dungeons of Uld!Â So, ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses to MythosÂ classes for the festivities have now officially started!Â
In honour of the occasion, the citizens of Uld have put their differences aside for just a few minutes to celebrate the upcoming battle royale, and as luck would have it, a keen-eyed Cyclops was on hand to film the event.Â Frogster can now present to you, the official Mythos release trailer:
Mythos producer Arne Freund commented on the successful launch earlier today: "We are very pleased with our rapidly growing community, whose support shows us that they, like us, have become really invested in the world of Mythos. We will continue to put all of our effort into supporting the game after release and to provide players with enough monsters to hack and slash their way through in the years to come.Â Talking of which, IÂve got a grudge to settle...Â
The game client is available for free download on the official website http://www.mythos-europe.com/en/index.html and through our Mirror partners here: http://community.mythos-europe.com/en/community-site/start/newsdetail/article/heute-schon-den-client-gesaugt.html
There are no monthly fees, and regular updates and enhancements will be available free of charge. Mythos also has an item shop where players can purchase in-game items for small sums of money.Â For those who like their exclusives, the box version of Mythos is available at local retailers and provides players with an item voucher worth Â£10 for a variety of exclusive in-game items.
Players can explore the game in the five languages (English, German, French, Polish and Turkish) with one server per language version.
For those new to the world of Mythos, here is a list of the gameÂs key features:
Â HackÂnÂSlash meets Online-Role-Playing
Â Randomly generated dungeons and items
Â Extensive crafting and item upgrade systems
Â Rewarding achievement system
Â Fully-customizable range of three character classes and four races
Â Challenging single player and multiplayer PVP battles
Â Free regular and extensive updates with new game content
Â No monthly fees, free to download
Mythos brings the highly successful ÂHack-and-SlashÂ formula to an action-packed online role-playing game. Mythos offers players a virtual fantasy world based on a comic book-style atmosphere where they hunt countless monsters in a variety of dungeons. Players may also compete with each other in gripping PvP battles. There is a choice of four races and three character classes which can be heavily customised. Mythos was originally developed by Flagship Studios and since 2009 has been further continued and prepared for its release in Europe by the Korean publisher, HanbitSoft. Frogster will publish the game in five language versions Â English, German, French, Polish and Turkish. The action-packed online game launches on the 28th April 2011.
HanbitSoft Inc. is one of the largest online game publishers in Korea as well as in Asia. HanbitSoft has continuously invested in developing and publishing excellent and promising online games. HanbitSoft has a broad portfolio of online games ranging from casual games to high-end MMORPGs, either developed in-house or by external development studios such as IMC Games (Granado Espada), etc. HanbitSoft games have reached out to more than 50 countries including Europe and Brazil and it is focusing on pioneering overseas online game markets in an effort to be a Âglobal leading publisher.Â The companyÂs holding company, T3 Entertainment, is a well known online game development company for the online dance game ÂAuditionÂ, which has over 500 million subscribers around the world. The company is also developing various titles such as ÂAudition2Â, MMORPG ÂMythosÂ, MMORPG ÂThree KingdomÂ, MMORPG ÂR.O.DÂ, Crawling Leports ÂGrandmerÂ etc. Link: http://www.t3.co.kr
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The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. Founded in 2006 and based in Seoul, the Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. markets and operates virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc., based in San Francisco, was founded in January of 2009 and markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the ÂLandmark in the Land of IdeasÂ, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de