Aeria Games Unveils New Character-Driven First-Person Shooter MMO, Born to Fire

SANTA CLARA, Calif.  – May. 21, 2012 – Load your guns, strap on your holster, and get ready to show off your best action movie one-liners. Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, announced today that closed beta registration has begun for Born to Fire, a gritty new massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS). Whether it’s a suave agent with a license to kill, a take-no-prisoners tough guy, or an elite Special Forces operative, Born to Fire’s character-driven gameplay is designed to suit any player’s style.

Following the Cold War, the Russian Federation has lost ground in an arms race with the United States and turned to more unconventional methods of warfare. As the rules of engagement are thrown out the window, Special Forces around the world are sucked into the fray of a chaotic, anything-goes political landscape. The fate of these elite troops, and the interests they represent, is in the players’ hands as they step into a global free-fire zone.

Players can choose to lock-and-load as a Duelist, Heavy-Hitter, Rifleman, Warden, or Ranger as they battle for domination. Each class comes with its own distinctive backstory, unique tactics, and a diverse arsenal that is fully customizable. Varied maps and modes encourage innovative team strategies in unique PvP warfare. Fast, one-click matchmaking offers players an optimized way to battle it out, while built-in replay tools enable players to improve their game by studying their own moves alongside those of fellow combatants.

“In Born to Fire, players step in the boots of five distinct classes of elite operatives engaged in a global firefight for domination,” said Tom Nichols, Director of Publishing at Aeria Games. “With the instant gratification of one-click matchmaking and the in-depth analysis provided by elaborate replay tools, Born to Fire represents a new class of character-driven, highly customizable MMOFPS that’s easy to get into but nearly impossible to fully master.”

Born to Fire will require a client download, and as with all Aeria Games titles, will be free-to-play. Interested players can learn more and sign up to participate in the upcoming closed beta test at http://borntofire.aeriagames.com. Players who ‘Like’ the Facebook page will stay informed of the latest news, updates, and contests as the game nears its official launch.

About Aeria Games

With a rapidly growing community of over 40 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and with offices in the US, Germany, and Brazil, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish and Russian—covering more than 30 countries. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible from PC, browser, tablet, and smart phones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.

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