Press release

5/12/2016

CHRONICLE: RUNESCAPE LEGENDS SET FOR FULL STEAM LAUNCH ON MAY 26

Cambridge, UK - May 12, 2016 -  The countdown to the launch of  Chronicle: RuneScape Legends has begun, as Jagex confirmed today  the next generation card game will arrive on Steam on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Ahead of launch, players logging into  Chronicle's open beta between now and 3:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 15, will be given three free card packs to bolster their collection.



Chronicle's  Steam launch will mark the arrival of a new generation of action-packed strategy card games; one that sees players fighting their own cards in a quest for supremacy over their rival. Delivering a step-change in traditional CCG gameplay, almost every predictable card game mechanic has been thrown out the window in favor of  Chronicle's unique twist on the genre.



Since the game went into open beta six weeks ago, dozens of new cards based on  Old School RuneScape have debuted in game, while a sixth Legend - Morvran the Slayer Master - is making his way to the roster later this summer, bringing with him a whole new strategy to explore. The launch of  Chronicle on Steam will also see the debut of a new ranking system featuring epic rewards.



"It's just two weeks until we officially throw open the doors to  Chronicle's Hall of Legends on May 26, and its launch on Steam is only the beginning for what we have planned. We've already introduced new cards every week, increased rewards and balanced improvements, and there's even more content planned for the months to come," said James Sweatman, lead designer,  Chronicle: RuneScape Legends



"We'd like to thank the many tens of thousands of cunning card tacticians who have helped us in open beta with feedback to refine the  Chronicle's  unique CCG gameplay mechanics. For our existing open beta players, and anyone who signs up over the weekend, we're offering up three free card packs so they can build their decks ready to take on new rivals at launch."



Ahead of launch on May 26, gamers can join the open beta and claim their three free card packs by downloading the game from:  https://www.rschronicle.com/




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About  Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends  gives players the chance to write the fate of Legends from the world of RuneScape in a battle of wits, strategy and combat where lives are gambled on the turn of the cards. It's a game where two rival Legend adventurers are seeking victory and both are equipped with the tools to trip the other up.



As every quest chapter opens, a rich environment is revealed and offers up four slots for card placement, each representing a step forward and action point in the adventure. In the role of a chosen Legend, players select up to four cards from their deck, which can be a mix of Support and Enemy cards each with an action and specific values. These are then placed in the slots on the landscape and locked in sequence.


In  Chronicle, the player's cards are both their greatest weapon and weakness. Like any great role playing game, players slay monsters, bosses and other foes to gain loot. Unlike other card games, players need to battle their own cards, rather than their opponents.



As the sequence of cards turn - one-by-one - the quest unfolds, with each card bringing a new challenge or reward. The rival Legend's chain of cards plays out in parallel and can help or, more likely, hinder the player. If both players make it to the end of the fifth chapter, the Legends do battle against each other, with the victor being the last person standing.  Chronicle: RuneScape Legends launches May 26 on Steam. For more information visit:  www.rschronicle.com.



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Notes to Editor

Chronicle: RuneScape Legends will launch on Steam in seven languages: English; French; LATAM Spanish; German; Polish; Russian; and Brazilian-Portuguese.



About Jagex

Established in 2001, Jagex Games Studio today stands as the UK's largest independent game developer and publisher and is the home of the flagship online adventure game, RuneScape. Celebrating its 15th Year anniversary in 2016, RuneScape has welcomed over 245 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 is developing new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, an adventure strategy card game, and RuneScape: Idle Adventures created in partnership with Hyper Hippo, the developers of cult hit Adventure Capitalist. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at  www.jagex.com.



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