Allods Online enters its second European Beta Test Phase on www.gpotato.eu

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DUBLIN, Ireland– December 16th 2009– Allods Online is the fantasy space opera MMORPG developed by Astrum Nival and published by Gala Networks Europe in English, French, and German. After the successful completion of the first phase of closed beta testing across Europe, the second phase begins today with the launch of French and German versions of the game.

As Allods Online enters its second closed-beta test today, two new European servers are available for players in addition to Isa, the English language server. The server Airin, named after the homeland of the Elven race, welcomes the French community with a fully localised game, while the shard Aro, named after the homeland of the Kanians, awaits the German community.

To celebrate the launch of this new phase of beta testing and the new lands that await conquering, beta access will be granted to thousands of new players who have pre-registered on the official website, or who have received beta keys through giveaways on partner sites. Today also sees the launch of the official Allods Online Guild Portal at http://allodsonline-en.ning.com, where Guild Leaders can create their own page and forums to share photos, videos and much more.

For the second phase of closed beta testing, the maximum level will be 20. This will be gradually increased over the coming weeks as subsequent phases of beta testing commence. We can confirm that while a character wipe will take place now, characters created during this second phase of testing will not be wiped in the forthcoming phases of closed beta testing. The next and final character wipe will only occur when closed beta testing ends and the game is ready for official release.

Thanks to feedback from the first beta phase, many changes have been made to Allods Online. Those participating will be required to download new language specific versions of the game client which can be found at the official European Allods Online website at http://allods.gpotato.eu.

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, full blown MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe with player-built and player-controlled astral battleships, creating a new dimension of co-operative game play. Join one of 2 factions at war in the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available. Customise your character and pet via the rich creation system and level up by completing over 1500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles, and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online features Faction vs. Faction, Players vs. Environment, and Ship vs. Ship mechanisms. Be ready to explore the deep Astral space on board your own ship, and if piracy sounds like the life for you, Have at it!– http://allods.gPotato.eu

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, and Allods Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 2,000,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in early 2010. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available next winter while "Project 9" will be released in 2010.

About Astrum Nival

Founded in 2006, Astrum Nival, formerly known as Nival Online, is the leading developer and operator of free to play client-based online games in the Russian Federation and the CIS. Also, the exclusive Russian operator of PerfectWorld, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded as Piratia™ in Russia). The company develops rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges, and fun for international audiences. Its first announced title is Allods Online, the epic MMORPG continuation of the globally acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). Astrum Nival is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russian Federation. Additional information is available at www.astrumnival.com

Social Networks

French Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr

German Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de

English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en

English Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en

German Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de

French Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr

English Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-en.ning.com

German Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-de.ning.com

French Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-fr.ning.com

YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/allods

PR Contacts: media@gPotato.eu


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