- One of the most anticipated Player vs Player games of the year is now live!
- More than 200,000 participated in the Beta, play for free today!
Durham, USA – January 13, 2011 – Funcom and Stunlock Studios are proud to announce the launch of ‘Bloodline Champions’; a new and exciting free-to-play arena PvP game. ‘Bloodline Champions’ pits players in epic and fast-paced PVP battles, where skill is one of the most deciding factors in who comes out on top.
“Launching a game is always a special time for us here at Funcom,” says Morten Larssen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Funcom. “‘Bloodline Champions’ is unique in its approach to the PVP genre, and it really shows that it is made by a devoted team with true love for gaming. This game demonstrates the exceptional results you can achieve with a relatively small but dedicated team like the great people working at Stunlock Studios.”
‘Bloodline Champions’ enjoyed great success during the beta period, with more than 200,000 players enjoying the game, and Stunlock have added a substantial amount of assets to the game for launch. Updates to the launch client include an in-game store, hundreds of achievements, and updated graphics engine, in-game voice support and more.
“We started working on this game as a student project during our time at university, and it is fantastic to sit here today and see our game launching worldwide to the general public,” says the CEO of Stunlock Studios, Tau Petersson. “We are very proud of what we have achieved, and would not have done so without the support of our brilliant beta testers. The game now stands as a testament to all our hard work and we are very happy with the result. We are very excited to keep supporting and growing the game even further.”
The game has already received praise from both press and players. Recipients of the Game of the year and Winner XNA in the Swedish Game Awards, ‘Bloodline Champions’ was also awarded Best PVP Game of 2010 by The Examiner. ‘Bloodline Champions’ is free-to-play, and gamers have the options of purchasing different packs of the game, containing several or all available bloodlines, as well as purchasing gear in the store using Funcom-points. The ultimate version of the game includes all 20 bloodlines, as well as a lifetime discount in the in-game store and free access to all future bloodlines.
‘‘Bloodline Champions’’ represents the next generation of arena-based multiplayer games. Offering fun and fast-paced action for both casual and hardcore gamer, ‘‘Bloodline Champions’’ will push your skill to the absolute limit. Battle it out with thousands of players around the world and master your bloodlines in the quest to become the ultimate champion!
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For more information, and to play the game for free, visit www.bloodlinechampions.com
ABOUT STUNLOCK STUDIOS – Stunlock Studios was born as the result of a games project at the University of Skövde, Sweden in 2008. Consisting of a small team of likeminded developers, Stunlock brought their first game, Bloodline Champions, from the initial idea in 2008, to launch in 2011. For more information on Stunlock Studios and Bloodline Champions, please visit www.bloodlinechampions.com
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