WESTWOOD, MA - January 30, 2008 - Turbine Inc. today announced the launch of the latest free content update for subscribers to DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE® (DDO), The Thirteenth Eclipse. This major update to DDO brings new open landscape regions, an increased level cap, and more monsters, spells, magic items, and traditional dungeons. DDO is based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® franchise of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), under license to Infogrames Entertainment S.A.
"The Thirteenth Eclipse offers an enormous amount of content for DDO players," said Kate Paiz, Senior Producer of DDO. "We are really excited with how far DDO has come since we launched almost two years ago, and we have big plans for the game in the coming year."
The Thirteenth Eclipse continues Turbine's commitment to delivering compelling new content to its subscribers. This latest update features several new adventure areas with exciting challenges. Advanced players can now achieve 16th level, unlocking more powerful abilities, spells, feats and skills to tackle over 12 new monster classes that have been added to the game. New dungeons also await the heroes of the Eberron® world, culminating in an extensive 12-player raid!
NEW CONTENT FEATURES:
* New Landscape: Players can now explore three new areas of Stormreach including The Twelve, a series of floating towers, Meridia, an Eladrin enclave and the Vale of Twilight a huge explorable region with four distinct areas filled with quests to challenge high-level players.
* Increased Level Cap: Players can now advance to 16th-level under the D&D® rules. This includes access to 8th-level arcane and divine spells (Polar Ray, Sunburst, Firestorm, Trap the Soul, and more), new character abilities, feats, and skills.
* 12-player Raid: DDO's biggest and best raid yet calls on players to weather waves of devils from Shavarath, solve intriguing puzzles and battle several uniquely powered lieutenants across five distinct regions to face Arraetrikos, a huge red-winged menace with plans to conquer Xen'drik.
* Prototype Crafting System: The new crafting system opens up new possibilities to turn unused items into something exciting using The Eldritch Device and one of over 1000 recipes.