RYL: Path of the Emperor MMORPG Online Video Game Launches in over 8,100 Retailers on June 21, 2005 throughout North America

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Unique Free Online Gameplay with Survey Participation Draws in Gamers Around the World to Play Without having to Pay the Monthly Fees and Participate in $1,000,000 Grand Prize Tournament

Planetwide Games (http://www.ryl.net) innovative publisher and distributor of RYL: Path of the Emperor has announced today that major video game retailers such as EB Games, Gamestop, and mass market, electronics, and online retailers such as Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, CompUSA and Amazon.com will be among the first to sell the highly anticipated new Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game RYL: Path of the Emperor, according to Planetwide Games’ President, Kevin Donovan. RYL: Path of the Emperor is one of the world’s most popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.

On June 21, 2005, consumers will finally be able to get their hands on and purchase the retail box of RYL: Path of the Emperor. “Buying the retail box is the first step towards winning the $1,000,000 grand prize” says Donovan. “Players who purchase the game at retail will now be eligible to enter the $1,000,000 tournament that starts on July 1, 2005.” Interested players can view more details about the tournament rules and regulations at http://www.RYL.net.

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. All Tournament Players will have equal chances to qualify monthly for the $1,000,000 Tournament. Player’s scores will start at zero at the beginning of each months qualifying. The RYL $1,000,000 qualifying tournament will start July 1, 2005 and will end April 30, 2006, culminating in a RYL: Path of the Emperor Final Tournament event to be broadcast live and to take place in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in May 2006.

“Planetwide Games is very proud to be launching the new RYL: Path of the Emperor video game across our massive retail and e-tail distribution partnership network throughout North America” said Donovan. “RYL: Path of the Emperor has become a live interactive global community. RYL is also the first fantasy MMORPG to be comprised of true Player vs. Player and Guild vs. Guild action. RYL's 100% realistic 3D game play complete with ever changing environmental effects it’s intuitive combat system is quick and clean, allowing players to move more easily through the levels, much more so than in any other MMORPG."

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 RYL online 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 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

-- 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

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. Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology, software products, and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute their games. Visit http://www.RYL.net or http://www.PlanetwideGames.com.

Company contact:

Mark Politi

VP Sales and Marketing

Planetwide Games

(800) 560-2993 x202

Mark@PlanetwideGames.com

Media contact:

Rita Tennyson

Terpin Communications

(310) 821-6100 x104

rita@terpin.com

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