Press release

Plarium Releases Acclaimed Collection RPG ‘RAID: Shadow Legends’ on PC

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Plarium, a developer of mobile, social, and web-based games with more than 290 million users worldwide, is proud to announce the launch of their hit mobile collection RPG RAID: Shadow Legends on Windows and MacOS. Since global release on mobile in March 2019, Raid has over 20 million downloads and currently maintains an average user rating of 4.6 on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The turn-based dark fantasy RPG features 300+ unique champions across 16 different factions, and an extensive story-drive (PvE) campaign written by Writers’ Guild of America-nominated Paul C.R. Monk from Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, and voice talent from Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. The campaign blends with the multiplayer (PvP) to determine the ranking system for one of the most unified game experiences in the collection RPG genre.

RAID is the first game available through Plarium Play, the company’s new optimized PC platform for a faster and better experience with friends. The PC version includes a complete graphic overhaul, along with cross-platform compatibility with the Android and iOS mobile versions. PC players registering an existing mobile Raid account can sync all gameplay progress.

Raid is rebuilt from the ground up to take full advantage of the hardware and graphics processing power of home PCs. Plarium has added HD textures to all in-game art, with improved lighting and shading, ambient occlusion effects, motion blurring, depth of field, terrain animations, and improved 3D definition for environmental textures. This version is also outfitted with specific quality-of-life improvements for PC gameplay, including unlimited framerate support and a scalable windowed play-mode for multitasking.

“We’ve meticulously crafted the Raid experience on PC to ensure the same gameplay that millions of players around the world enjoy on mobile with the added graphics, controls, and performance configurability options that only PC can provide,” says Nick Day, Creative Director at Plarium. “It was critical for us to deliver complete cross-platform capabilities between mobile and desktop versions to give players more options instead of more decisions.”

New Features in the PC version include:

  • Play Anywhere, Anytime: Switch freely between PC and mobile. Raid has complete cross-platform compatibility and automatically syncs progress and purchases between mobile and PC game sessions.
  • Enhanced Graphics: Experience Raid like never before with higher framerate, HD textures, new animations, occlusion effects, terrain animations, motion blurring, and more.
  • Optimized Controls and Settings: Raid has been updated for PC play with fully-configurable graphics settings, new controls, and hotkeys.
  • Powered by Plarium Play: An optimized PC platform that offers a better and faster way to enjoy Plarium games. Use your Plarium ID to sync your accounts, connect with other players, and receive native application performance on Plarium’s free game launcher.

RAID: Shadow Legends is available for users around the globe in Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Click here to download for free on the Plarium Play Launcher.

About Plarium

Founded in 2009, Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best mobile and social experience for hardcore and casual gamers worldwide. With over 290 million registered users, we’re proud to be consistently ranked among Facebook’s top hardcore game developers. Plarium employs more than 1400 individuals and is headquartered in Israel with eight offices and development studios across Europe and the United States. Our games are available on iOS, Android, and Plarium Play, as well as all major social networks, including Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and and web browsers. Plarium was acquired by Aristocrat in October 2017 and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary.