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The biggest-ever shake up of Jagex’s evolving MMORPG takes place on June 5th

 

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RuneScape is to undergo its biggest shakeup in 16 years with the launch of Menaphos: The Golden City on June 5th, the first in a new series of ‘RuneScape Expansions’ that will deliver towering pieces of new content into the game. Beginning with Menaphos: The Golden City, RuneScape Expansions will be released every three months, and bring expansive new areas and regions to the game world of Gielinor, at no added cost to RuneScape subscribers.

With an emphasis on discovery and exploration, Menaphos is a city of legend that has been hiding in plain sight within the game for more than 12 years. Until now, players have never seen beyond the city gates – but that’s all about to change. When the gates to Menaphos open, players will discover a vast sandbox of a city with hanging gardens, streams, buildings trimmed with gold, and a huge pyramid – a mastaba – that looms over the city.

Menaphos is full of untold riches and stories waiting to be unearthed by the game’s millions of players. However, players will arrive in the city as unknown outsiders and must build their reputation within the city to become both exalted and legendary among the inhabitants. As they explore the city, it won’t be long until they discover the dark secret of corruption spreading through the metropolis. In addition, there will be new quests, a constantly shifting network of tombs that can be raided for their ancient riches and a new Slayer Dungeon, which will see the Slayer Skill level cap raised from 99 to 120 for the very first time.

 

 

“RuneScape has always been underpinned with the telling of great stories and quests, and launching RuneScape Expansions – beginning with Menaphos: The Golden City – allows us to do that in an entirely new way,” said David Osborne, Lead Designer, RuneScape. “We’re working hard to ensure this gleaming metropolis eclipses the Menaphos that’s been in the imagination of our many millions of players for more than a decade, and we can’t wait to share more details over the coming weeks before the gates open.”

 

The launch of RuneScape Expansions continues the long-running vein of Jagex working alongside its player base and letting them help decide the way its games evolve. A player survey conducted in 2016 revealed a desire for larger, more significant updates that would make massive additions to the game. The result? A total overhaul of the traditional weekly release schedule and the introduction of RuneScape Expansions.

 

 

About Jagex
Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com.
About RuneScape
Step into a medieval fantasy world that’s packed with epic adventures, fascinating characters and a passionate community that helps to mold the game itself. Unashamedly British in humor, RuneScape embraces an unconventional world where you’re free to play and explore the way you want to. An MMO unlike any other – become the hero you were born to be at www.runescape.com.

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