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D&D Online gets a meme-riffic update with Sentinels

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 4/8/2010 5:38 PM
I don’t play MMOs—you’ll have to talk to Ben Berry about that genre—but even I can tell this update for Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited will have the message boards talking. There’s a whole host of new features in the Sentinels update, listed in the press release for your perusing, but the trailer features zombie pirates. I think I’m going to need an aspirin—the pirates vs. ninjas debate is back with a brand new flavor.





MEDIA ALERT
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE®: EBERRON UNLIMITED™ LAUNCHES FOURTH MAJOR UPDATE

World’s Best Free-to-Play MMO Introduces New Adventure Pack, Facebook App and More!

WESTWOOD, MA – April 7, 2010 -- Turbine, Inc. today released the fourth update to Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Eberron Unlimited™ (DDO Unlimited), the world’s best free-to-play massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG). DDO Unlimited’s newest update adds a brand new adventure pack – Sentinels – as well as dozens of new items to the DDO Store. Update 4 arrives as Turbine officially introduces the DDO Player Feed, a new Facebook application that is the latest in Turbine’s line of social features that extend player’s experiences to the world’s largest social network.

“DDO Unlimited continues to grow in every way and we are very excited to introduce our latest update,” said Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of DDO Unlimited. “The new adventure pack delivers more of our award-winning content to the millions of players in DDO and we’re hard at work on all of the new content and features we have planned for the rest of the year including Guild housing and our new playable race, the Half-orc.”

The latest DDO Unlimited update introduces mind-bending new dungeons and a lot more, including:

 New Adventure Pack: Sentinels -- Adventure steals in from the sea! The high walls and crack troops of House Deneith are not enough to protect it from the most vicious, blood-crazed crew of pirates ever to rove the crashing seas of Eberron. That’s why the Deneith Sentinels are sending out a call for aid. In this new series of five epic adventures from DDO, join the Sentinels as they seek to defeat the pirate scourge. Sentinels is free to all DDO VIPs and available for purchase in the DDO Store.

 Introducing the DDO Player Feed! – The latest addition to the My.DDO social network, a free web service provided to subscribers of DDO Unlimited. Featuring player blogs, detailed character info, kinship pages, and more, My.DDO allows players to keep in touch with their friends when they’re not in-game. The DDO Player Feed extends these features to Facebook and allows players to fully customize their privacy settings. Players can install the application by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/ddoplayerfeed.

 DDO Store Catalog Expands – Players can now choose from a host of new items and improvements being added to the new DDO Store including guest passes for the Sentinels adventure pack, +2 Character Bank Slots, +3 Greater Reincarnation and great specials on Turbine Point bundles.

DDO Unlimited is a free-to-play MMORPG which 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 in premium subscription-based MMOs. DDO Unlimited offers 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. Players can download and play DDO Unlimited for free by visiting http://www.ddo.com.

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 Atari, SA. DDO has been enthusiastically received by many gaming critics, including The New York Times, PC Gamer, Game Informer and many more.