Runes of Magic is a pretty thorough-sounding MMO coming out of Frogster Interactive Pictures, who also count Chronicles of Spellborn as one of their properties. According to the website, the list of features is fairly comprehensive, and we've included it after the jump. Frogster (which, by the way, is the greatest company name ever) was also nice enough to provide a ton of screenshots and concept art -- and it certainly looks pretty.

We can't fault Frogster for planning ahead: A recent press release states that the launch is planned for " ... before Christmas 2008. The English version will be released soon afterwards." You know, it's been a while since we've used the term "WoW Killer" -- with this list of features, at least on paper Runes of Magic could be the next contender!

[Thanks, Axel!]

Here is the list of features:
  • Free-to-play, no monthly fees, free download
  • Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
  • Over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series on launch
  • Instanced and persistent dungeons
  • Individually developed skills and spells
  • Armor sets with special bonuses
  • Dynamic item system: Upgrades with hundreds of runes
  • Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)
  • Epic crafting system with the possibility to improve existing items
  • Individual coloring of clothes and armor
  • Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
  • Special zones for guild houses
  • Reputation system
  • Scalable user interface based on the users flavor (development of own add-ons possible)
  • In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
  • Auction house: auction and purchase items
  • Teleporting possibilities per runes
  • Different and unique mounts
  • Controlling with mouse (point & click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible

This article was originally published on Massively.
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