Aeria Games Launches Closed Beta for Shaiya Portuguese

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - June 2, 2010 - Aeria Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, has commenced a closed beta test for its new Portuguese-language version of Shaiya. Providing a specially localized version of the hit Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) to Portuguese-speaking players worldwide, Aeria’s new version of Shaiya is now being played and tested by eager gamers everywhere.

Shaiya is our first title to become available in a Portuguese-language version, and it won’t be the last,” said J.T. Nguyen, COO of Aeria Games.“Our goal is to provide players around the world with the ideal game experience, which we’ve already begun with our diverse library, which caters to all tastes– and our free-to-play price point, which removes all barriers to entry. By offering our games in more languages, Aeria is committing itself to becoming the premier destination for online entertainment, regardless of one’s location.”

Shaiya is a critically acclaimed, free-to-play, fantasy MMORPG set in a strange and distant world. Players can take sides in an age-old blood feud between two warring factions: the Union of Fury and the Alliance of Light. Shaiya’s top features include:

Dungeons, Raids, Bosses, and Thousands of Quests:

    <*>Thousands of quests (some yielding epic rewards) including 15-20 dungeons filled with dragons, demons, succubi and more. Enjoy small and large group raids (2-5 or 20-30 people), where survival requires strategy and cooperation. <*>Solo or group play from levels 1-60, with 3 modes of difficulty and power. <*>Dazzling animations and graphics, with stunningly rendered raid bosses towering over you the size of skyscrapers.
Competitive Player vs. Player (PvP) Combat:
    <*>Defeat other players to advance in rank and work your way up the faction hierarchy, earn prestigious titles, extra stat bonuses, and additional benefits that impact your whole faction. <*>Choose from a total of 3 unique PvP battlefields.
Realm vs. Realm (RvR) Warfare:
    <*>A staggering and massive fight for control of the continent and compete for the Blessing of Goddess, a faction-wide buff that affect everyone in your faction—even if you don’t participate in PvP! <*>The Blessing of Goddess is always at stake, creating a constant struggle in this dynamic and fascinating world.
The Portuguese-language version of Shaiya is currently accepting more players for its closed beta test. Interested players can learn more at http://pt.shaiya.aeriagames.com.

About Aeria Games&Entertainment

Aeria Games, one of the fastest growing publishers of free-to-play online games, 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 Facebook games. Aeria Games is committed to becoming the world’s premier online gaming destination, 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, Tokyo and Germany. More information about Aeria Games can be found at www.aeriagames.com.

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