Planetwide Games Rocks the MTV Style Lounge 2005

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Celebrities and rock stars play "RYL: Path of the Emperor" online.

RYL: Path of the Emperor

Planetwide Games, the innovative publisher and distributor of Video Games, Interactive Entertainment and Software Technology announced today that it was the official video game sponsor of the MTV Style Lounge 2005, leading up to this week's MTV 2005 Movie Awards. The Style Lounge is billed as a star gathering which includes a luxury fashion showcase for MTV Movie Awards nominees, presenters, performers and celebrities.

On Thursday June 2 and Friday, June 3, celebrities including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Shannon Elizabeth, Wilmer Valderama, Chris Judd, Bai Ling, Shelley Burkard, Natasha Henstridge, Hal Sparks, Ashley Tisdale, Daveigh Chase, Travis Aaron Wade, Naveen Andrews, Joe Hahn (Linkin Park) and Monkey (Korn) were at the MTV event and enjoyed the newest Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Game "RYL: Path of the Emperor." Photos are now available online at http://www.senetent.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=mtv&page=1

"The Video Game Industry is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry, with sales at $25 billion, surpassing the US Motion Picture Box Office," notes Planetwide Games' President Kevin Donovan. "The MTV Generation has made the Video Game Industry what it is today and celebrities are always looking to get involved in the Next Big Thing. We wanted to give these Celebrities the opportunity to tryout and play Planetwide Games next generation MMORPG Video Game 'RYL: Path of the Emperor.' Who knows, one of them might even win our $1,000,000 tournament."

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" is the first MMORPG to offer a $1,000,000 Grand Prize to the winner of a Player vs. Player Skill-Based Tournament. The RYL qualifying tournament will start July 1, 2005 and will end April 30, 2006, culminating in an "RYL: Path of the Emperor" Final Tournament event to be broadcast live in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in May 2006. Interested players can view more details about the tournament rules and regulations at http://www.RYL.net.

"RYL: Path of the Emperor" is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). "RYL" players start off at Level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points through achievement which allows them to advance to Level 2, and beyond. 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, build fortresses and even raise their own virtual Dragon. Lastly, "RYL" players have the chance to receive the ultimate video game reward; to become the actual emperor of "RYL: Path of the Emperor," 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
  •      Build Fortresses
  •      Create Flying Siege Gliders
  •      Commandeer Battering Rams
  •      Persistent Universe
  •      Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain
  •      Virtual Real Estate Ownership
  •      Become the Emperor and Rule the Land

RYL: Path of the Emperor is currently available at http://www.ryl.net or in stores such as EB Games, EB Canada, GameStop and Best Buy. The retail Game box will be in stores on June 21, 2005 throughout North America.

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 games and interactive entertainment. Bringing Worlds Together(TM), Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology, software products, and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute video games. Visit http://www.RYL.net or http://www.PlanetwideGames.com. "RYL: Path of the Emperor" is available for online purchase at http://www.RYL.net and can currently be pre-ordered through video game retailers throughout North America, including EB Games, EB Canada, GameStop, and Best Buy with the full version becoming available on June 21.

Company Contact:

Mark Politi

Planetwide Games

800-560-2993 x 202

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