RYL: Path of the Emperor Video Game Premieres at No.2 on MMORPG.com and Debuts in the Top 5 Downloads at GameDaily.com

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Intuitive combat system and custom weaponry are key factors to successful RYL launch.

Planetwide Games is pleased to be able to bring North American and English-speaking users one of the world’s most popular video game properties with 8.2 million registered users worldwide

Planetwide Games announced today its RYL: Path of the Emperor video game premieres No.2 at http://www.MMORPG.com. MMORPG.com is an authoritative and leading industry source for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games as the portal that ranks all MMO Video Games. Players rank the games based on graphics quality, sound/music, role playing, value, fun, community, performance and customer support. Since RYL: Path of the Emperor went Gold and Pay to Play last Thursday, March 17, 2005, RYL has also rapidly climbed to one of the Top 5 Video Game Downloads at http://www.GameDAILY.com.

RYL: Path of the Emperor is the first Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game to offer a $1,000,000 Grand Prize to the winner of a Player vs. Player Skill-Based Tournament, which is the largest to be offered in Video Game History. Players who purchase the pre-order RYL: Path of the Emperor video game either online or in retail stores such as EB Games and Gamestop will be qualified to participate in the tournament in which one player will win the $1,000,000 Grand Prize. The RYL qualifying tournament will start July 1, 2005 and will end April 30, 2006, culminating in a Final Tournament event to be broadcast live and to take place in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in May 2006 http://www.RYL.net.

"Planetwide Games is pleased to be able to bring North American and English-speaking users one of the world’s most popular video game properties with 8.2 million registered users worldwide," said Kevin Donovan, President Planetwide Games. "The early response and high rankings for RYL are directly attributed to video gamers everywhere who are starting to enjoy the very first and true Player vs. Player and Guild vs. Guild action. Our RYL intuitive combat system provides gamers with the first ever Personalized Weapon Fusion System. RYL: Path of the Emperor is not about baking pies. RYL is about building highly sophisticated fortresses, commandeering battering rams, creating flying siege gliders, raising dragons for Battle and much, much more. RYL is the PC video game that truly breaks the mold in the world of MMORPG's."

RYL: Path of the Emperor is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). As RYL players advance to each level they discover new and stronger skills, which assist them in their ability to try and survive during all encompassing battles against powerful monsters. In the game, players can choose from 20 character classes and assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin and then explore the many exotic locations within boundless miles of terrain and virtual real estate. In RYL: Path of the Emperor players meet other players in a diverse real time environment where thousands of players simultaneously compete and take part in specific quests and missions, fight monsters and other players, battle in Guild vs. Guild duels, buy, sell and trade virtual merchandise. Lastly, RYL players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of RYL, Rule over the Land and win $1,000,000.

Some of the many innovative features of RYL: Path of the Emperor include:

  • True Player vs. Player (PVP) Action
  • Guild vs. Guild Battles
  • Customized Character Creation
  • Hundreds of Quests
  • Compelling and Intuitive Combat System
  • Innovative, Customizable "Skill System"
  • Upgradeable and Limitless Armor and Weapons System
  • Persistent Universe
  • Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain
  • Virtual Real Estate Ownership
  • Become the Emperor and Rule the Land

About Planetwide Games

Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Planetwide Games (a Bluetorch On-Line Games, Inc. company) is establishing itself as a provider of leading online video game interactive entertainment. Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute their games. Visit http://www.RYL.net or http://www.PlanetwideGames.com.

RYL: Path of the Emperor is currently available for online Pre-Order purchase at http://www.RYL.net and will be available in video game retailers throughout North America at the end of March 2005.

Contact:

Mark Politi

VP Sales and Marketing at Planetwide Games

800-560-2993 x 202

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