Singapore, 7 th December 2012 – Asiasoft Online today announces the launch of the long-awaited blockbuster MMORPG, Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second (“RO2”), at the Licence2Play 2012 gaming event held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
The launch marks the arrival of the world’s first English service of this unexpected sequel, from the globally-renowned Ragnarok MMORPG franchise, after a long wait. This is also the first time in Asiasoft Online history where a game launch announcement directly precedes the start of Closed Beta Testing (“CBT”), allowing gamers across the region to immediately access the servers to play the game.
The original Ragnarok Online revolves around the heroes with fragments of the powerful Heart of Ymir implanted within them. Now, these heroes follow the path of their forefathers through a world of adventure in this dramatic new 3D MMORPG. Developed by Gravity Co., Ltd. and powered by Gamebryo Engine, Ragnarok Online 2 continues the charming and cheerful original storyline, with familiar, well-loved characters such as the Porings and Peco Pecos, all in a glorious 3D environment.
In addition to vast improvements made to traditional game features such as the Card and Kafra Systems, Ragnarok Online 2 has new game highlights such as the Dual Life System, Social Emotes and the Khara System, all specifically designed for gamers of today. The 3D-rendered gameplay allows players to perform visually stunning in-game actions such as combating and healing, in a smooth and precise way that can rival any MMORPG in the market today.
"We carefully gathered and implemented plenty of feedback from gamers and fans of the franchise during the development of Ragnarok Online 2, and we believe this game will provide the best MMORPG experience for today's new generation of gamers," said Jeon, Jin Soo , the CTO of Gravity Co., Ltd. (Gravity to decide the spokeperson), who was present at Licence2Play 2012 to meet and greet with gamers. "We are excited to have Asiasoft Online as our publishing partner in this historical launch and we will continue to work closely with them to provide the best Ragnarok Online 2 service in the region."
"We at Asiasoft Online believe that Ragnarok is the biggest blockbuster gaming franchise of its time. We wanted no less than to announce Ragnarok Online 2 with a big bang at Licence2Play 2012, and to have it immediately available for all gamers to enjoy," said Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online. "We are proud to be the first in the world to launch the English service of this title and we are privileged to partner with Gravity Co., Ltd. in our continuous effort to provide the best MMORPG services in the region."
Ragnarok Online 2 Closed Beta Testing runs from 7 th to 12 th December 2012, with servers open from 1100hrs to 0200hrs (+8 GMT) daily. Once the game client has been downloaded and installed onto their PCs, gamers can login to the game using their Facebook ID or Asiasoft's one-stop PlayID.
There is a plethora of exciting activities for gamers to earn exclusive rewards during Closed Beta Testing, and gamers will be given the chance to retain their In-Game Nicknames for the Open Beta, which starts on 27 th December 2012.
To download the free game client and for more details on Ragnarok Online 2 and its in-game events, please visit http://www.PlayRO2.com/. Continuous community activities will also be run for the engagement of all users on the official Ragnarok Online 2 Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2/.
About GRAVITY Co., Ltd.
Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online, mobile games. Gravity's principal product, Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, and is currently commercially offered in 79 markets. For more information about Gravity, please visit http://www.gravity.co.kr.
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 49.5 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 X”, “CABAL Online”, “Sudden Attack”, AIKA Online", "XW Online (????)" and "Alliance of Valiant Arms".
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. For more information about Asiasoft Online, please visit: http://www.asiasoftsea.com/.