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D&D Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy Launch Date

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NEEDHAM, MA – May 22, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast announced today Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Shadowfell Conspiracy™, the second expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine, will launch on August 19th, 2013. Shadowfell Conspiracy takes place in the beloved Forgotten Realms® setting, features an increased level cap and introduces new Iconic Heroes and much more.

“We’re excited to share our launch date with the world and introduce the new Iconic Classes system that will be available immediately to anyone that pre-purchases Shadowfell Conspiracy,” said Erik Boyer, Senior Producer of DDO.  “We’re also making new Forgotten Realms content that will enable players to create a level 15 character in the Forgotten Realms and play all the way to level cap.”

“Turbine continues to release great content for DDO, and we are thrilled that Dungeons & Dragons fans have another great expansion coming this August,” added Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for D&D at Wizards of the Coast. 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: SHADOWFELL CONSPIRACY FEATURES:

  • Two New Forgotten Realms Adventure Packs — Featuring gorgeous new wilderness areas packed with new D&D® monsters, dangerous encounters and a host of challenging dungeons.
  • Wheloon:  Horrors from the Shadowfell pour into Wheloon, a prison city full of irredeemable criminals and traitors to the Crown. In this place, Netherese agents conspire to forge an army out of the Kingdom’s enemies. Masquerade as a traitor to infiltrate the Prison City, fight marauding criminal gangs, and destroy the army before it marches – all the while battling creatures made out of the very shadows.
  • Stormhorns:  Deep in the Stormhorn Mountains, the Netherese Empire prepares to unleash its secret weapon against the Kingdom of Cormyr. Brave treacherous mountain passes through griffon territory and overcome cunning harpy ambushes. At the peaks of the mighty Stormhorns, overcome an alliance of giants and monstrous creatures – only to have to contend with a terrible Netherese secret weapon.
  • Introducing Iconic Heroes — Jump into the action of DDO with these new prestige characters that start in Forgotten Realms at level 15 and feature unique looks and skills. Each of these classic D&D heroes is a paragon of their race and class and features custom iconic gear, appearance options and new abilities to enhance their power.
  • Attain Epic level to 28 — Master your destiny and gain new epic feats and spells with three new Epic levels of advancement that let you reach new levels of power.

Beginning today, players can take advantage of special pre-purchase offers:

Collector’s Edition:  $49.99

Features all Shadowfell Conspiracy content, with all three Iconic Heroes including a pre-purchase exclusive Shadar-kai cosmetic costume, when it launches, plus immediate access to these items, including other pre-purchase exclusives:

  • Bladeforged Paladin Iconic Hero (including additional character slot)- A powerful, offense-focused disciple of the Lord of Blades, Bladeforged Paladins take less damage from slashing weapons and gain a tactical advantage from slashing damage. These devout leaders can repair themselves and fellow constructs.  Their stronger Paladin Aura boosts effectiveness of nearby party members.
  • Bladeforged Warrior Blue & Gold Cosmetic Costume (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Bladeforged Warrior Gold Cosmetic Costume (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Calico Tressym Creature Companion- A frisky, winged cat of your very own! Comes pre-trained with four tricks (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Tawny Owlbear Creature Companion- Cuddly and ferocious! Comes pre-trained with four tricks. (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Stormhorn Specs Cosmetic Goggles
  • Mountaineers Cosmetic Goggles
  • First expansion quest, ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ (Heroic level 15 only)
  • 3 Character Slots
  • Greater Tome of Epic Learning (1 per server): Permanently increases experience earned by a character in level 20 or above dungeons.  Provides +25% bonus to experience for first-time quest completions and +10% boost to other earned experience points.
  • One +2 Skill Tome per character
  • 2,000 Turbine Points

Standard Edition:  $29.99

Features all Shadowfell Conspiracy content, including the Purple Dragon Knight Iconic Hero, when it launches, plus immediate access  to these items, including other pre-purchase exclusives:

  • Bladeforged Paladin Iconic Hero (including additional character slot)
  • Bladeforged Warrior Gold Cosmetic Costume (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Stormhorn Specs Cosmetic Goggles
  • Calico Tressym Creature Companion (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • First expansion quest: ‘Shadow of a Doubt’
  • 1 Character Slot
  • Lesser Tome of Epic Learning (1 per server): Permanently increases experience earned by a character in level 20 or above dungeons.  Provides +15% bonus to experience for first-time quest completions and +5% boost to other earned experience points.
  • One +1 Skill Tome per character
  • 1,000 Turbine Points

For more information, please visit http://www.ddo.com/shadowfell

Dungeons & Dragons Online®(DDO) is a free-to-play MMORPG featuring a massive world with state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay. 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 for free by visiting http://www.ddo.com.

New DDO Update 13 Screenshots

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Turbine has released some new screenshots from the upcoming Update 13 for their Dungeons & Dragons Online.

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Dungeons & Dragons Online – Update 13: Web of Chaos

 

Serving as the prequel to DDO’s upcoming expansion, Menace of the Underdark, Update 13: Web of Chaos brings:

 

3 New Free Quests

 

  • The Lords of Dust: The Silver Flame must now contend with an uprising cult! Controlled by the Rakshasas, the cult of the Lords of Dust have one priority – free the ancient demons trapped in Khyber.
  • Servants of the Overlord: Venture deep down into Khyber and fight resistance as you attempt to thwart the Rakshasas from freeing the imprisoned “Spinner of Shadows”!
  • The Spinner of Shadows: Engage in an ambitious battle as you fight to hold off the release of the Spinner of Shadows! Though beware of thinking your task is over, for a menacing journey awaits.

Veteran Status (7)

 

  • Now start your new character at level 7 and gain a head start! Earn through favor or purchase in the DDO Store.

New Items

 

  • Use the Omnispell Dust and Omnispell Stone in place of the material component of any magic spell. Free up inventory space!

New to the DDO Store

 

  • Cloak of Resistance – Aid yourself in the defense of magic attacks and traps
  • Necklace of Protection – Increase your armor class by 1
  • +1 Elemental Touch Weapons – A full suite of level 1 weapons are now available

DDO Menace of the Underdark Announced

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the first official expansion for their MMORPG, Dungeons & Dragons Online, called “Menace of the Underdark”.

Official Statement

January 19, 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 TurbineMenace 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!
“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:

Ø  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.

Ø  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.

Ø  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.

Ø  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 http://www.ddo.com.