Would You "Risk Your Life" for $1,000,000 - Planetwide Games' Grand Prize is Largest in Video Game History

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The "RYL: Path of the Emperor" (Risk Your Life) MMORPG $1 Million Grand Prize Tournament starts July 1, 2005.

RYL: Path of the Emperor

Planetwide Games (http://www.RYL.net ) announced today that the "RYL: Path of the Emperor" $1,000,000 Grand Prize Skill-Based Tournament begins July 1, 2005. Online video game players will put on their true game faces to compete worldwide in Player vs. Player battles. The action is anticipated to be fierce, as gamers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, and India to name a few, will vie for the largest Grand Prize in Video Game History. "RYL: Path of the Emperor" - a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) is now challenging gamers to compete head to head awarding one person $1,000,000. The $1,000,000 Grand Prize will be paid over four years in four installments of $250,000, according to Planetwide Games' President Kevin Donovan.

"Planetwide Games is empowering gamers worldwide to play 'RYL: Path of the Emperor' for free by providing an alternative method to traditional monthly subscription fees that they're accustomed to paying," stated Donovan. "Gamers now have the unique opportunity to earn free online 'RYL' gameplay by participating in monthly online surveys and also receive their chance to compete to win $1,000,000."

The "RYL: Path of the Emperor" $1,000,000 Tournament will begin on July 1, 2005 and end April 30, 2006, culminating in the "RYL: Path of the Emperor" Grand Finals event to be broadcast live and to take place in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in Los Angeles, CA in May 2006. Interested players can view more details about the tournament rules and regulations at http://www.RYL.net/Tournament.

Gamers outside the United States and Canada who want to participate in the "RYL: Path of the Emperor" $1,000,000 Grand Prize Tournament may purchase the game via download from 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 and against other players.

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 a community of 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, and build fortresses. Lastly, "RYL" players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of "RYL," rule over the land, and choose your path to 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
  •      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 or http://www.RYLSurveys.com

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