[b]RYL: Path of the Emperor[/b] hits online distributors and store shelves across North America today. This MMORPG from [i] Planetwide Games[/i] blends true Player vs. Player and Guild vs. Guild action with a online fantasy RPG universe.
“Planetwide Games is very proud to be launching the new RYL: Path of the Emperor video game across our massive retail and e-tail distribution partnership network throughout North America” said Kevin Donovan, president of Planetwide Games.
[u]RYL: Path of the Emperor features include:[/u]
-True Player vs. Player (PVP) Action
-Guild vs. Guild Battles
-Customized Character Creation
-Hundreds of Quests
-Compelling and Intuitive Combat System
-Innovative, Customizable “Skill System?
-Upgradeable and Limitless Armor and Weapons System
-Create Flying Siege Gliders
-Commandeer Battering Rams
-Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain
-Virtual Real Estate Ownership
-Become the Emperor and Rule the Land
What really got our attention though is Planetwide Games will be offering a 1,000,000(yes?1 million) dollar grand prize in a [i]RYL Player vs. Player Skill-Based Tournament[/i], the first MMORPG to offer such a large scale prize.
“Buying the retail box is the first step towards winning the $1,000,000 grand prize” stated Kevin Donovan. “Players who purchase the game at retail will now be eligible to enter the $1,000,000 tournament that starts on July 1, 2005.”
The tournament will take roughly a year to complete and tournament players will have equal chances to qualify monthly for the tournament. Player’s scores will start at zero at the beginning of each months qualifying. The tournament will begin July 1, 2005 and will end April 30, 2006, making tournament finals to be broadcasted live and to take place during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May 2006.
Players interested can find out about the rules and regulations of the tournament [a] http://www.ryl.net[aa] here[/a]
We will most certainly be tracking the progress of the tournament here at MyGamer so stay tuned.