NEXON Europe is announcing the launch of the Navy Field 2 Open Beta. To celebrate the launch, there will be three exciting events for players to participate in.
Players can enlist in Navy Field 2 to enjoy the exciting RTS set on the seas of World War I and World War II, in which up to 64 players can battle for domination of the seas with over 170 ships. From submarines to aircraft carriers, each ship is customizable right down to the crew, and are fully realized through the impressive 3D graphics of the Gamebryo engine.
Players can battle it out with fleets from a host of nations, including the Imperial Japanese Navy, Royal Navy, US Navy, and the Kriegsmarine. Players are able to compete in a variety of epic missions such as Dover, Midway and the Solomon Isles with historically accurate fleets, or earn points in the ‘Total War’ Deathmatch mode.
NEXON Europe is calling all captains to the seas in three events full of battles, rewards and sea salt. The oceans are dangerous, and enemies cunning, so NEXON Europe will help new recruits into battle -as long as players prove their worth – and reward great leaders for customizing their fleets. Read more
Ubisoft announced that Might & Magic Duel of Champions, the Might & Magic online free-to-play card game, is now available on Windows PC and will arrive in October for iPad. Every European player can access the game, in English, French, German or Polish.
Might & Magic Duel of Champions is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec and includes hundreds of new, detailed, collectible cards all set in the Might & Magic universe. As players develop their skills and strategies, they’ll be pitted against each other in epic battles and be challenged to earn new cards and grow the strength and abilities of their chosen hero’s army. Players also can enhance their experience and replenish their card supply by visiting the game’s online store.
Players can compete against each other online across platforms, and post updates on their progress to Facebook and Twitter from within the game. The game also features an in-game messaging system, guild building and social features. Read more
Calling all European pilots – please report to High Command now to register for open beta testing of Black Prophecy. This is an important milestone in the development of the space action MMOG published by gamigo and developed by Reakktor Media.
In order to ensure the best service, open beta testing will start first for players from Europe. Players from North America need not despair, though, as servers for closed beta testing there will available in March.
The new open beta client will include many new and updated features that were not available before: controls have been made more intuitive and allow the direction one is shooting in to be determined independently from the direction of the ship. Weapons have been examined carefully and their damage output has been rebalanced. The level cap has been raised to level 40 and new content has been added. A change log of all the new features can be found in the official forum.
All planned features, such as modular ship-building, the skill system, exciting single-player, group, clan and PvP missions as well as the innovative clan stations have been fully implemented. A special highlight is the voiced dialogue spoken by professional voice actors and accompanied by an orchestral soundtrack.
Black Prophecy offers breath-taking real-time battles in a variety of space settings, all set in a world with a rich background story penned by the science fiction author Michael Marrak. Enthralling PvP battles that can be fought alone or with a group as well as countless options for customizing spaceships, including by crafting, guarantee fun for a long time to come.
Black Prophecy is available to be played in English and German; other languages are also planned.
More information about Black Prophecy as well as an opportunity to register to play can be found on the official website.
New images for the start of open beta are now available at http://www.clevercomm.com/blackprophecy
Men of War: Assault Squad Open Beta stage 2 introduces a new playable faction from the full game, the Soviet Union. There are also a variety of improvements in gameplay and balance.
Men of War: Assault Squad Open Beta stage 2 is being distributed exclusively through Steam. Virtual generals will need to follow the link and click on “Install Game” (a free Steam account is required). After that the game will be downloaded and added to your Steam library as well as a cd-key to play online.
Men of War: Assault Squad is a sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time tactics game Men of War. Assault Squad features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and, for the first time ever in the Men of War series, Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility. Like previous games in the series, Men of War: Assault Squad includes the unique “direct control” feature which enables players to maneuver units using standard “WASD” controls rather than pointing and clicking. PC Generals can get behind the controls of a tank to smash through obstacles, crush soldiers under its tracks and fire armor-piercing shells at enemy emplacements, or take control of individual soldiers as they fight. Read more
First 100 Players to Reach Level 40 on Hard Mode Can Win 1,000 AP
Aeria Games, one of the fastest growing publishers of free-to-play online games in North America and Europe, officially announced that the highly anticipated Spanish-language version of Shaiya has entered Open Beta. The game is the publisher’s first title to reach this major milestone. To celebrate the event, Aeria Games plans to host a leveling contest, awarding 1,000 Aeria Points (AP) to the first 100 players to reach Level 40 on Hard Mode or above.
Shaiya is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that pits players against each other in epic realm vs. realm warfare. The game features thousands of quests, dungeons and raids, a player based economy, competitive player vs. player (PvP) combat, and daily events. The title enjoys immense popularity across the world, and has already established a large following in Spanish-language territories.
Players who participated in Closed Beta will be receiving a gift package of items, including a Beta Ring, Knockout Nostrum, and several XP stones and competences. The winners of the previous ranking contest will be announced on the official Shaiya Spanish site.
to participate in Open Beta, visit http://lat.shaiya.aeriagames.com.
Exclusive open beta launch for Mabinogi Europe plus exclusive events
NEXON Europe, the publisher behind popular online games MapleStory and Combat Arms, announces the launch of their latest release for a brand new MMORPG, Mabinogi.
Following its successful debut in North America, European players can now look forward to experiencing a brand new fantasy life for themselves. This free-to-play game based on Celtic and Welsh mythology embraces key MMO features and offers a robust, universe where people can experience all facets of fantasy life from fighting to farming. Along with content updates and exclusive events, this enchanting game lets you experience another world as you embark on your journey through a magical land.
After completion of the recent closed beta test, fans and newbies alike can now enjoy the latest storyline edition to the game. The Generation 2: Paladin update brings new episodes, quests and unique Paladin skills. By becoming a Paladin, players can boost their character attributes once a day for a certain time period. Hard-core Mabinogi fans and new players should keep an eye out for this content, as this is an update not to be missed!
To celebrate the open beta launch and content updates, Mabinogi Europe is also announcing a number of exciting in-game events, allowing players to immerse themselves in this new found land. Starting from today, users can look out for the Pet Adoption event, where exclusive virtual pets will be offered as rewards to players that complete a request from the NPC Duncan at Tirchonail. Following this an Attendance Reward event and screen shot contest will be launched and users can expect to receive prizes for their participation on both.
If that wasn’t enough to tempt you in then perhaps this is, as In February Mabinogi will also be setting the mood for love with a celebration of Valentine’s Day. Romance is definitely on the cards this month as players will be able to receive chocolates from NPCs and also share these with one another. As well as this heartfelt gesture, players will also be invited to join the Boss-mob video competition where users can get involved by uploading videos of their character in a bid to win a prize.
And finally, players can transfer their character without reset or wipeout right through the open beta and continuing through the official launch – coming soon.
Mabinogi just got busy, so come and try out the fun along with your European friends!
To find out more about the game and to take part in the events visit http://mabinogi.nexoneu.com
Fans and Gamers Now Have the Opportunity to Explore the Vast Star Trek Universe Through Space and Ground Gameplay for Two Weeks Prior to Launch
Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios, announced that the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC has entered open beta, bringing fans one step closer to playing in the final frontier. The open beta runs through January 26, 2010. Fans with valid open beta keys can explore the Star Trek universe and play the first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Information about where to obtain open beta keys and where to download the open beta client can be found on the official Star Trek Online website at: http://www.startrekonline.com/openbeta
“We are thrilled to give open beta access to fans as we draw nearer to the official release of Star Trek Online,” said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer on Star Trek Online. “We are looking forward to the launch of our first-of-a-kind MMORPG with anticipation and excitement and we expect Star Trek Online to explode onto the scene, giving fans and gamers a Star Trek experience like no other.”
Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online boasts extraordinary features and lets fans both new and old experience unparalleled adventures. Players will have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer and will participate in missions that will take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, where every ship players command can be customized, from color to construction. Additionally, anyone can create their own species in Star Trek Online, as well as customize the look of their avatar’s uniform.
Star Trek Online allows players to become a warrior in the Klingon Empire or join the Federation’s esteemed Starfleet and explore a never-before-seen, completely interactive Star Trek universe.
Aeria Games’ celebrates the game’s success with a HUGE prize.
Aeria Games is celebrating the launch of Open Beta for Grand Fantasia by hosting a leveling contest, the winner of which will receive 1 million Aeria Points (AP). The event comes after the conclusion of a successful Closed Beta period, in which the game attracted more participants than any other launch in the history of the publisher.
AP is a form of currency that can be used to purchase virtual items for games published by Aeria. All players who reach level 50 in Grand Fantasia before the contest end date will be entered into a raffle for the 1 million AP grand prize. Additionally, players who achieve the level goal will receive an exclusive in-game item, the Silver Sprite Trophy. Aeria Games has also announced that the first ten players of each class to reach level 35 will win 1,000 AP.
Grand Fantasia is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the magical world of Saphael. In addition to creating their own heroes, players can customize pets called “sprites” and use them to gather resources, create items, and salvage loot for parts. Those seeking a more action-oriented experience can participate in player-versus-player (PvP) combat, team-based battlefields, and challenging dungeons.
The 1 Million AP Giveaway contest will conclude on January 5, 2010.
NHN Corporation announced today that the open beta phase for its fantasy MMORPG Karos Online will begin on Friday, the 4th of December. The final event of closed beta, running on the 27th and the 28th of November, will allow beta testers to experience high-level content and reserve their characters’ names for use in open beta.
Especially for the final closed beta event, new characters will come fully-equipped with gear and items to support high-level play, and the rate of experience gain has been dramatically increased so that players can reach a level cap of 44 almost immediately. In addition, the names of characters created during the last closed beta event will be linked to the testers’ accounts for use in open beta and launch (the characters themselves will be wiped after the event). “In the previous Karos Online closed beta weekends, players were able to try early levelling and the starter content of the game,” said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. “The third event offers the opportunity to play as a much more powerful character, and there will be new features available this time that players haven’t seen before, including new monsters, weapons and Holy Creatures. This will be the last closed beta event for Karos Online, we think it’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see a lot of testers return to help us celebrate the end of a very productive closed beta.”
To apply for beta participation, simply create an account at www.karosgame.com and click ‘Apply Now’. If you have been accepted into a previous beta event, you will receive instructions two to three days before the event begins (there is no need to re-apply).
More details and features of Karos Online will be revealed as the game draws closer to its English release, scheduled for Q4 2009. German and Turkish versions will follow in 2010.
Karos Online – Stunning 3D Action Fantasy MMORPG
Karos Online is a brand new free-to-play fantasy MMORPG developed by Galaxy Gate (lead developers of Laghaim and Last Chaos), to be published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. An English release is scheduled for Q4 2009, with German and Turkish versions to follow.
In Karos Online, players take the role of a hero determined to defeat the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior. Through questing, guild clashes and mass PvP, they enter the fight for domination over the world’s vital energy source, Fletta. Fletta provides the basis for the game’s unique and complex alternate progression system; alongside traditional leveling within the game, Fletta energy can be used to increase stats, give buffs, buy resources and enchant items.
With a strong RPG component, wide range of class skills and fantastic visual combat effects, Karos Online offers a rich player experience and an exciting end-game for guilds, including castle sieges and resource control points. There are a variety of dynamic dungeons to explore, with shifting paths and surprises to challenge players as they progress in level. The economy is well-developed, with mining, fishing and crafting elements, and a consignment system for storage.
Karos Online offers rare graphical quality for its small client size, has low minimum requirements, and will be accessible to a vast range of computers. Videos demonstrating graphics and gameplay are now available on the official website at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the closed beta test continues.
Karos Online features
• Breathtaking 3D graphics and combat action effects
• 5 different races and 9 original classes, evolving into 36 different specialized classes
• Dynamic, evolving dungeons with shifting paths and surprises
• Guild wars, territory control and large-scale castle siege battles
• Alternate Fletta level progression system
• Elaborate mining, fishing and crafting system
• Small client size (760MB) and low minimum PC requirements
• Keyboard and mouse control both available
Neverland Online, the hugely popular fantasy browser-based MMORPG developed by China’s Oak Pacific Interactive (OPI), is now accessible to players in North America and Europe through a new English-language version that entered open beta testing on October 15. Players can register for a permanent account at http://in.neverland.hithere.com/in1.html and, for a limited time, log in and receive a free virtual lucky bag containing US$100 worth of goodies.
Defeat the Demon Army with the aid of nearly 200 million pieces of equipment and a vast array of pets as you navigate through a mythical ancient Chinese world and search for the secret to immortality in Neverland Online….
Neverland Online joins Empire Craft in OPI’s growing suite of English-language browser-based games published on HiThere.com. For more information, visit neverland.hithere.com.
Just months after its launch in June 2008, the Chinese-language version of Neverland Online won the ChinaJoy Golden Plume Award for “Best Webgame” in 2008. Neverland Online remains popular in 2009 and was recently named a “10-year Best Webgame” by Sina.com.