Jagex Game Studios is popping the hood on their independent RTS, War of Legends
, and cramming in a lot of new content this month. Known as the Mammoth May update, the upgrade ups the level cap by 20 levels and adds a new marketplace so players can trade loot.
But that's just the beginning. The update also adds four new areas to the game, new mounts, and an assortment of smaller rewards and upgrades that are unlocked as your character reaches the new levels. It's nice to see an independent developer throw their heart and soul into a free-to-play browser RTS like this.
WAR OF LEGENDS LAUNCHES MAMMOTH MAY CONTENT UPDATE
JAGEX INTRODUCES A HUGE WAR OF LEGENDS CONTENT UPDATE INLCUDING RAISED LEVEL
CAPS, IMPROVED TRADING SYSTEMS AND FOUR NEW BATTLEGROUND LOCATIONS
Friday 11th May 2012, Cambridge, UK – Jagex, the UK’s largest independent games studio, today announced a series of exciting new content updates to War of Legends; adding a host of new mechanics to the game to challenge all players in their quest for supremacy.
The Mammoth May update, which is the largest War of Legends expansion this year, includes a number of new features, such as a raised level cap for legends, a innovative item marketplace, and new battlegrounds, troops and mounts, all of which will provide an even more compelling experience for players old and new alike.
The headline feature of this update sees a rise of the level cap for each player’s main character. From today, every player’s main legend will now be able to exceed the current level cap by 20 levels, to firmly place these legends as the most powerful in game.
As an added incentive for players to level up, this update also allows users to put their spoils of war to good use! With the introduction of a new item marketplace, players will be able trade their item drops and legends for WolCash, the War of Legends in-game currency, with others for the first time.
In addition, the Mammoth May update sees the introduction of four new locations for player to visit and do battle. Plus the chance to receive even greater rewards, build stronger armies with the addition of new mounts for the Legends, and make your empire shine brighter with increased level caps for buildings. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a series of smaller updates including more in-game titles, new troop types and new legends with increased ability, meaning that whatever your level, there will something for everyone in this epic expansion.
“We’re extremely excited to bring a host of new features for our loyal player base to enjoy,” said Daniel Green, War of Legends Associate Producer. “By raising the stakes, our players will now have the opportunity to join the race to unlock the full potential of their legends and seek even more powerful status as they lead their armies to battle. As we develop the game, we are always looking for new ways to enhance the player experience and we are confident that these updates have just what it takes to satisfy the appetites of our most experienced users as well as offering new players some great features to help them as they begin their journey through the game.”
War of Legends is a flash-based RTS game based on ancient Chinese mythology, which immerses players in a world where they can build vast empires, appoint legendary leaders and form multi-player alliances to reach eternal glory. This rich back-story is a drastic contrast to traditional RTS games that typically have very fragmented or non-existent storylines. The development quality far exceeds that of similar titles currently in the market, and parallels Jagex’s high standard for game excellence, depth of content, graphics and community support.
War of Legends is available to play for free by visiting www.waroflegends.com.