Dragon's Prophet Enters Open Beta In North America

Free-to-Play Fantasy MMO Challenges Gamers to Capture, Train, Ride, and Fight Hundreds of Dragons


SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The time to CAPTURE, TRAIN, RIDE and FIGHT hundreds of unique dragons has arrived! Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced that Dragon's Prophet is scheduled to enter its Open Beta period in North America later today. Players journey through the beautiful, vast realm of Auratia to see if they have what it takes to become the next Dragon's Prophet in the free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).

"Whether they are terrorizing towns, serving as mighty companions, or swooping in to save the day, dragons unfailingly fascinate us, and pop culture's interest in these mystical beasts has become insatiable," said Todd Carson, Senior Producer of Dragon's Prophet. "Dragon's Prophet answers this community call for more dragons and is an extraordinary addition to the MMO fantasy genre, granting players access to hundreds of different types of dragons and offering a captivating combat system with high levels of customization – for characters and dragons alike!"

In Dragon's Prophet players must choose from four distinct player classes – ranger, sorcerer, guardian or oracle – and band together to battle a variety of legendary creatures as they work to restore order to the land from the evil Black Dragon that has escaped his eternal prison, and is more dangerous than ever. Featuring an action-based combat system, Dragon's Prophet gives players visceral battle action gameplay, with a higher degree of control and wider range of tactical options than traditional MMOs.

Developed by Runewaker Entertainment, creators of Runes of Magic, Dragon's Prophet will begin Open Beta in North America later today and be available as a "Free-To-Play. Your Way.™" title with optional content available for purchase to customize characters and weapons, and enhance gameplay experience on PC systems. Players will be able to continue with the character and in-game items earned through the commercial launch later this year.

Dragon's Prophet is scheduled to enter its Open Beta period in North America later today, May 30th, at 5:00 PM PDT.

Dragon's Prophet is not yet rated. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

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About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.  Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, DC Universe™ Online, and the recently launched PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.  SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

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About Runewaker Entertainment
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004. Runewaker is one of the leading Taiwanese entertainment software developers. All the founding members of the team are industry veterans who share the same dream and vision. All members of the Runewaker team are passionate and well-versed in different genres of games. Equipped with the most advanced artistic style and innovative development technology the company aims to create a games that are enjoyable for a wide range of audiences. In addition to having a group of talented and dedicated in-house staff, Runewaker also actively collaborate with leading publishers to create games that will be setting a new standard for the industry.

SOURCE Sony Online Entertainment

For further information: Alex Ryan, Bender/Helper Impact for SOE, 415-395-6603, alex_ryan@bhimpact.com