Hail, Adventurers! "Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes(TM) Voyages into Retail Stores
Hail, Adventurers! "Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes(TM)" Voyages into Retail Stores
San Dego, CA – January 30, 2007 - Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and Sigil
Games Online announced today that the hotly anticipated massively multiplayer
online role-playing game, “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes(TM),” is now available at
retail outlets across North America and Europe. The game is also offered for
digital download at www.station.com.
“From day one, 'Vanguard' was created with the vision of developing an MMO with
an unparalleled feeling of immersion,” said Brad McQuaid, CEO of Sigil Games
Online. “To accomplish this, we included innovative features that break the
shackles of the traditional MMO experience. Our diplomacy system, for example,
is one of many original concepts we employed to invigorate the MMO game play
“Vanguard: Saga of Heroes” features stunning environments reminiscent of classic
fantasy oil paintings, as well as three fully-developed layers of gameplay
(diplomacy, adventuring and crafting), along with a comprehensive character
creation tool. Three vast continents are available for exploration, and players
will enjoy a fully immersive experience as they delve into new lands riddled
with powerful items, dangerous enemies, and boundless adventure. As players
reach higher levels, they can traverse the world freely on flying dragons,
voyaging across far-reaching lands in a breathtaking, non-instanced world.
“Vanguard’s beauty coupled with the sheer size and scale of the world is like
nothing else experienced in today’s games. It’s poised to make a significant
contribution to the genre, which is one of many reasons SOE is looking forward
to adding this exciting title to our line up of games included in the all-in-one
Station Access(TM) subscription package,” Laura Naviaux, Sr. Brand Manager, Sony
Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, the game is available for the suggested retail
price of US $49.99. The limited edition version with unique content for
collectors is also available for a suggested retail price of $89.99. The North
American subscription fee for “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes” is $14.99 a month, with
discounts offered for longer subscription commitments. For players who purchase
“Vanguard: Saga of Heroes” and have an SOE Station Access subscription, the
subscription to “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes” will be included in the $24.99
monthly fee. “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes” has also been added to SOE’s universal
game card available at retail in 30- and 90-day subscription periods.
About “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes”
The only limits are your own in Telon. The adventurous can choose from multiple
paths of exploration within the three spheres of advancement: adventuring,
crafting, and diplomacy. Players can delve into the mysteries of Telon, and
embark upon quests to slay monstrous beasts locked deep inside rugged mountain
ranges. Those with a quick mind can use diplomacy to convince kings to move
armies and change the course of history. With player-crafted boats, flying
mounts, and customizable player housing, “Vanguard” offers players a world of
their own choosing.
Key Features of “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes”:
• No boundaries: Explore an epic, seamless world. From the smallest dungeon to
the highest peak. If it can be seen it can be explored.
• Limitless customization: In a world of thousands, carve your own unique
destiny and appearance with an unparalleled character creator and by choosing
one of 19 different races from Orcs and Goblins to Dwarves and Elves.
• Forge your own path: Choose from one of 15 exciting professions including
Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, Psionicist, Bard and Rogue.
• Immersive and interactive: Vanguard’s unique, dynamic, reactive, combat system
allows you to build chains of special attacks and reactions with Openers,
Bridges and powerful Finishing moves.
• Ride or sail around the world: With dozens of unique mounts to collect, you
can race into battle on your warhorse, command the skies on the back of your
dragon or join friends and embark on a sea-based adventure to discover faraway
• Play your way: Advance your character as an adventurer, set up your own shop
as a crafter, talk your way to the top as a diplomat or do all three with the
• Open Market: Collect essential materials and use skills such as blacksmithing
and artificing to create valuable and powerful items as well as ships and
• Home for sale: Make Telon feel like home by staking your claim on a piece of
land and furnishing your own house with unique items.
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