D&D Online: Eberron Unlimited gets a launch date

by: Adam -
For all the D&D fans out there, drop your shields and plastic maces so you can better hear this excellent news.  Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited will be in your spellcasting hands on August 6th (or August 4th for VIPs).  This free upgrade of D&D Online: Stormreach will raise the level cap, introduce a new class, improve the combat, and make the game free to play.  Now you can get adventure packs, items, and account services via the new DDO Store, or you can subscribe for unlimited access to all content.  For more information head on over to the game's website.
Turbine announces launch date for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS oNLINE®: eBERRON uNLIMITED™

Free Digital Upgrade Goes Live on August 6th

Turbine, Inc. announced today Dungeons & Dragons Online®:  Eberron
Unlimited™ (DDO Unlimited), a free digital upgrade for Dungeons &
Dragons Online®: Stormreach™ will launch on August 4, 2009 in North
America. DDO Unlimited will raise the level cap, introduce a new
player class and add major new content, as well as make the game free
to play for everyone. The new DDO Unlimited delivers heart-pounding
game play 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 only in premium
subscription-based MMOs.  DDO Unlimited will introduce an innovative
new 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.  Turbine will provide DDO VIPs early access to
the game beginning August 4, 2009 and will provide free, unlimited
access to everyone on August 6, 2009.

“The DDO Unlimited Beta has been a huge success and we want to thank
all of our players who have participated to help us make this the best
free-to-play game on the market,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive
Producer of DDO Unlimited.  “On August 6th we are going to change what
it means to be free-to-play with the most immersive, action-packed and
full-featured MMO that provides players with a choice in how they play
and pay for the game.”

DDO Unlimited delivers the best combat of any MMO and the most
heart-pounding action this side of a keyboard, plus a lot more!

Ø  Brand New Content & Features – DDO Unlimited will deliver a new
class – favored soul, increase the level cap, introduce new adventure
packs including a new 12-player raid, major combat improvements and
more!

Ø  The Fiercest Combat – DDO Unlimited features an extraordinary
heart-pounding combat experience that requires players to fully engage
in the battle by relying on their wits and reflexes in real time. No
more clicking skills and watching the action from the sideline.

Ø  Mind-blowing Visuals – Explore a vast and dangerous online world
that features the most advanced graphics in the industry and is
stuffed with the legendary monsters, glorious treasures, devious
traps, mind-bending puzzles and endless adventures from the world’s
best known RPG.

Ø  Full-featured MMO – Experience sophisticated systems found only in
the best games including auctions, NPC hirelings, arena death matches
(Player versus Player), crafting, and powerful social tools for
finding a group, forming a guild or planning an epic raid!

Ø  Easier Than Ever! – DDO Unlimited gets you playing in minutes
instead of hours, using new proprietary Turbine technology. Creating a
new character is incredibly simple with guides and templates that
speed you through the process. Features an all-new new player
experience that gives gamers their first taste of excitement quickly
while teaching them how to play solo or with a group of fellow
adventurers.

DDO Unlimited is based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®
franchise of  Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.®
(NYSE: HAS),  under license to Infogrames Entertainment S.A.®
Published by Atari, Inc.®, DDO has been enthusiastically received by
many gaming critics, including The New York Times, PC Gamer, Game
Informer and many more. For the latest information, please visit
www.ddo.com.
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