Warner Bros and Wizards of the Coast announced today that Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark, the first expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) will launch on June 25, 2012 . Players across North America and Europe can pre-purchase Menace of the Underdark to receive exclusive benefits starting today at its official website.
Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer of Dungeons & Dragons Online, Turbine said:
“The journey to the Forgotten Realms begins today. Today we introduced the Web of Chaos content update that serves as the prologue to our first foray into the Underdark which makes it a perfect time to introduce our pre-purchase program which offers very cool items that players will be able to use immediately as they prepare for the launch of Menace of the Underdark on June 25th.”
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark will feature three New Forgotten Realms Adventure Packs, the King’s Forest, the Underdark, as well as the Demonweb. Players will be able to advance their characters to level 25, while new enhancements will be available in your progress through levels 20-25.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark will get Bonus Features that will be free to VIPs or with purchase of Collector’s or Standard Pre-Purchase Editions. These features are:
Ø The Druid Class: Wield nature’s magic or transform into a powerful animal form as you play the all new shape-shifting Druid class!
Ø Eveningstar Challenge Pack: New challenge quests for levels 15-25!
Players will have access to all of the bonus items including the new companions, veteran status, cosmetic helmet and Figurine of Wondrous Power and Tomes of Learning immediately after purchase. Menace of the Underdark expansion itself will be available to play on June 25, 2012. These special offers will only be available for a limited time. For more information, please visit www.ddo.com/underdark.
Dungeons & Dragons Online is a free-to-play MMORPG 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 offers an innovative 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 its official website.