Runes of Magic’s next update - Chapter V: Fires of Shadowforge – goes live next week and Frogster has revealed a new trailer detailing the story behind the Shadowforge Dwarves. The new cinematic video recaps the story that led to the fall of the Shadowforge Dwarves, and their inevitable return. Check it out after the break.

Chapter V: Fires of Shadowforge launches on June 12th, 2012. You can sign up to play for free on the Runes of Magic website and check out a spcial livestram event of the new content via starting June 7th at 11:00am PT.


New Trailer Recounts Shadowforge Dwarves Storyline

BERLIN, Germany - June 5, 2012 - Leading into the launch of the newest content update for Runes of Magic: Chapter V, Frogster today announced a new cinematic trailer for  Chapter V, Frogster today an a new cinematic trailer for "Fires of Shadowforge, which is slated for a June 12 release. 

In a sequence of breathtaking shots, the Shadowforge Dwarves story unfolds with the new playable race lending its name to the chapter. For generations, the Shadowforge Dwarves laid undiscovered in suspended animation; now they are set to unleash their magical powers and advanced smithery on the demons of Taborea.

The Shadowforge Dwarves, who once belonged to the clan of the Fireboot Dwarves, experimented with dark magic and the elements from time immemorial. When a dark magic experiment went terribly wrong, all inhabitants of their underground kingdom were turned to stone. Not until centuries later did the royal reconnaissance patrols discover their dormant bodies and lift the curse plaguing their race. Soon Runes of Magic players will be able to create their own Dwarven characters and will have the option of assigning them to two new exclusive classes: the Champion and the Warlock. The Shadowforge Dwarves have slept for long enough; now they must rise to action!

Frogster is also hosting a special event in the form of a live stream on Thursday, June 7. Anyone interested can tune in via the hosting service from 11AM PST / 8PM CEST to watch players take their first steps into the new region. In addition to the new race and its exclusive classes, the new high-level instance, the Aeternal Circle, will also be presented.

Visit the official website for up-to-date information on the game:

Runes of Magic - A world full of magic and adventure

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 4,500 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea, which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes, which they can combine with a secondary and third class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Runes of Magic offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customize their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles, which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons, and many other features, Runes of Magic, has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 4 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.

Runes of Magic Features

  • Multi class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
  • Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
  • Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
  • Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars
  • In-depth story experienced through above 2,800 quests laced with epic quest-lines
  • Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts
  • Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players
  • Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons
  • Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike
  • Dynamic crafting and customization of items
  • Versatile role play elements including a marriage system
  • Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch,which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet:

Frogster - We take you to a new world!

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 "Landmark in the Land of Ideas", a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at:


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