12 April 2011, Singapore and Malaysia– Asiasoft Online today announces the official opening of AIKASEA, a 3D Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) that focuses on the Player vs. Player (PvP) element. AIKASEA is the localized version of AIKA Online.
AIKASEA held its Closed Beta Test (CBT) from 31 st March 2011 to 4 th April 2011. Aptly titled“Battle of the Garrison”, the CBT was extremely successful as more 10,000 players logged in over the five days to try out the game and participate in the event. The response was so overwhelming that the PvP channel caps in both nations were raised and servers were added to allow more players to enjoy the Castle Sieges and Nation Wars held over the weekend.
The popularity of the game was evident during its launch in Thailand earlier in the year. Published and launched by Asiasoft Corporation on 25 th February 2011, over 20,000 players logged in to the game within the first hour of opening, prompting additional servers to be booted up to cope with the high demand.
Following the end of the CBT, five gamers from Singapore and Malaysia were also specially invited to participate in a exclusive focus group discussion on 8 th April 2011. The objective of this focus group was to gather feedback from the gamers, and to discuss issues and suggestions for improvements in the game, and Asiasoft has been working closely with the developer, Hanbitsoft to implement these improvements to the game.
AIKASEA is a game that requires strong community bonding as well as a mean competitive spirit. Other than the usual single PvP modes, the game also focuses on team spirit as the gamers will need to participate in 1,000 vs. 1,000 Nation Wars to help their legion leader become the Lord Marshal for AIKASEA. The Lord Marshal will gain control of the economy of the game, in addition to many other benefits for gamers belonging to the legion and alliance of the Lord Marshal.
The camaraderie between the players grew stronger as the AIKASEA forums ( http://forums.asiasoftsea.met) were filled with legions recruiting members in preparation for the official launch. Many helpful gamers also shared guides and tips with those who were new to the game. The game also comes in a small client size, making it easy for many gamers to install and play without taking up too much of their computer resources, and yet allowing them to enjoy stunning graphics with breathtaking scenery within the game at the same time.
More activities are in store with the official launch of AIKASEA. A launch party is in the works and more details will be released soon. AIKASEA will also be featured at the upcoming Asiasoft Games Festival 2011 (ASGF 2011) to be held in conjunction with Licence 2 Play 2011, Suntec City Hall 401 from 27 th to 29 th May. Gamers can expect loads of fun-filled entertainment at the event to make it a memorable gathering for their legions.
"We are very excited to launch AIKASEA in Singapore and Malaysia as the first game in our exciting line up for 2011. Its success during the launch in Thailand has given us much confidence for AIKASEA and fans in this region have been very forthcoming with their feedback during its CBT," said Mr Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online. "Following which, we look forward to the fervent support from the fans to make AIKASEA a success in both countries. With the emphasis on community bonding for the game to be entertaining, gamers can also expect more opportunities to gather and interact in upcoming events such as ASGF 2011."
AIKASEA will be officially launched today at 1600 hrs (GMT +8). To register for an AIKASEA account, please visit www.AIKASEA.com.
AIKASEA, the localised version of AIKA Online ( http://www.AIKASEA.com), is a free-to-play 3D MMORPG that focuses on the PvP elements to engage players in various war modes, such as Castle Siege and Territorital Battles for the glory and restoration of peace in the enchanting land of Arcan. Accompanying the players in their war battles are mesmerising pixie-like companions called PRANS, who give aid in battles and develop their own personality as they go through evolution.
About Asiasoft Online
Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd in Singapore and AS Online Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, collectively known as Asiasoft Online, are incorporated as subsidiaries of Asiasoft International Co. Ltd, listed in Thailand as Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited, in 2004 and 2007 respectively.
Asiasoft Online is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing companies with a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam serving over 38 million registered gamers.
Asiasoft Online publishes Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Singapore and Malaysia and assists game developers to tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.
Asiasoft Online publishes“MapleStory”,“Audition”,“GetAmped R”,“CABAL Online”,“Sudden Attack”,“Yulgang Online”,“Warriors of the 3 Kingdoms”,“RayCity”,“Monster Forest Online”, "????(SG Online)" and "AIKA Online".
Asiasoft Online, through @Global Games, also channels "Requiem: Alive" and distributes through the payment gateway, "SilkRoad Online", "Alteil Online", "ROHAN", "SEAL Online" and "K.O.S". @Global Games is a platform where gamers from South East Asia can play on one unified server.
Committed to developing the regional online gaming community, Asiasoft Online works with content developers and industry partners to entertain and engage casual gamers and netizens. Content localization, marketing and game service management are deployed by specialized and dedicated professionals, for game developers, in an integrated services platform.
Founded in 1999, HanbitSoft has been the benchmark of contribution for the general development of Korean IT industries. Since it brought out major PC Games such as Starcraft and Diablo, the company has advanced into a centre of reference for the entire Korean gaming and entertainment industry.
HanbitSoft is currently one of the top online game developers and publishers in Asia with subsidiaries in USA, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and Hong Kong. It was awarded the Supreme Award in the 2009 Korean Game Awards.