Dynasty Warriors Online Charges In to Closed Beta

SANTA CLARA, Calif.– Oct. 1, 2010– Gamers itching to play Dynasty Warriors Online and bash and smash their way through the Three Kingdoms of ancient China get their chance this month. Aeria will launch Dynasty Warriors Online’s closed beta on Oct. 12, and players who want to be among the first to play can make it happen through an exclusive beta key giveaway on GameSpot.

From Oct. 1-7, or until beta keys run out, GameSpot will offer its community beta keys for first access to the Oct. 12 beta. GameSpot readers who receive a beta key will have two days of access before Aeria expands the testing to other applicants.

“If destroying armies and players alike with awesome weapons while rocking out to guitar riffs sounds fun, then Dynasty Warriors Online is your new favorite game,” said Brian DeSanti, Associate Producer, Aeria Games.“Offering this exclusive beta key giveaway with GameSpot gives knowledgeable gamers a chance to get the first look at this great MMO. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone playing Dynasty Warriors Online, but as we move into Closed Beta Testing, only limited spots are available.”

Players who miss out on the beta keys will still get their chance to apply for the closed beta at http://dynastywarriors.aeriagames.com and those who are accepted will be able to jump into the game on Oct. 14. Dynasty Warriors Online offers players in North America and Europe the classic Dynasty Warriors gameplay experience, which sold more than 18 million copies worldwide, in a fast-paced massively multiplayer online (MMO) environment. As with all of Aeria Games’ titles, Dynasty Warriors Online will be free to play.

Dynasty Warriors Online is an action-oriented tactical combat game, focusing on frenetic fighting and deadly showdowns against giant hordes on sprawling battlefields. Player-created characters interact with historical generals and warriors from China’s famous“Three Kingdoms” period. Choosing from a wide variety of weapons, players defend their allegiances to warring factions and battle online to determine who will conquer Ancient China.

To sign up for closed beta, players must have an Aeria Games account, free from http://www.aeriagames.com and then visit http://dynastywarriors.aeriagames.com to submit to the beta. Players will be notified by email and then allowed to download the game client.

About Aeria Games

Aeria Games, a leading destination for online entertainment, provides an unrivaled MMO gaming experience to a growing community of more than 13 million members. The online gaming portal offers a broad selection of fun, high-quality games, including Fantasy MMORPGs, FPS, Casual MMOs and browser games. Aeria Games is committed to its position as the world’s premier publisher and portal, with high-quality, innovative content and outstanding customer service.

Based in Silicon Valley, Calif., Aeria Games&Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 2006 and has offices in the United States, Japan, Germany and Brazil. More information about Aeria Games can be found at www.aeriagames.com.

About TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.

TECMO KOEI GAMES is a developer of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds, digital download content, as well as online and mobile games. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive ® , Ninja Gaiden ® , Tecmo Bowl ® and Fatal Frame ® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors ® and Samurai Warriors ® franchises and online titles such as Dynasty Warriors ® Online and Nobunaga’s Ambition ® Online.


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