FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11 2007, Singapore– The chase is on, the chase is now! AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd (“AsiaSoft”) today launches the Open Beta test phase of its sixth game, Grand Chase ( www.GrandChaseSEA.com), the latest 3D-rendered fantasy adventure Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG), in its stable of online titles. Grand Chase is targeted at the rapidly growing segment of pre-teens, one of the many groups that AsiaSoft caters to.
Online content has become an integral part of modern media and youth culture, and more youngsters have access to online games at an early age. Hence, with its adorable in-game graphics and simple game controls, Grand Chase is targeted at the new generation of gamers who are taking their first step towards the world of online edutainment, IT and the Internet.
“AsiaSoft is very privileged to have different segments of gamers enjoying our games, and we are especially pleased to introduce Grand Chase, our latest offering to young teenagers,” said Ivan Seah, Marketing and Communications Director, AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd.“We believe that tweens will enjoy the entertainment that Grand Chase has to offer and will find it a simple and delightful introduction to a vast world of online gaming content.”
To ensure family- and child-friendly content, AsiaSoft will have Game Masters patrolling the game 24 hours a day for cyber predators, hackers and undesirable interactions. These measures taken by the publisher assure young Grand Chase gamers of a protected and controlled online environment in which to enjoy the game and to form meaningful friendships.“Grand Chase is a new breed of fast-paced arcade MMOG with strong emphasis in action gameplay,” added Ivan.“While players have strong in-game content to explore and enjoy, AsiaSoft also recognizes the importance of keeping the online environment a fun and safe place for all young gamers to be.”
Grand Chase transports players to the once peaceful Continent of Bermesiah, which has been overthrown into bloodshed and chaos by KazeAaze, the Queen of Darkness. Players are instantly recruited to join the Grand Chase towards freedom and victory as elite heroes, including the brave knight Elesis, the powerful mage Arme, and the elegant archer Lire!
A party platter of game modes, Grand Chase also features Player versus Monster (PvM) battles, Player versus Player (PvP) death matches, challenging quests and light-hearted mini games. The game’s real-time attacks and combo skill executions will stir fans of old school arcade games, while its endearing avatar designs and customizations will thrill anime lovers and young gamers. Grand Chase is currently in Open Beta and interested players need only sign up for a free AsiaSoft Passport to be eligible for Open Beta on the Grand Chase website ( www.GrandChaseSEA.com). Players involved in Open Beta testing will gain access to certain ingame functions and modes for testing purposes.
AsiaSoft also intends to organize more programs and outdoor activities surrounding its two community initiatives,“Gamers Love Sports” and“Gamers Care”, to complement and enhance its players’ online experience. From outdoor pet walkathons to eco-friendly beach clean-ups, AsiaSoft hopes that the introduction of Grand Chase will be the start of a new, meaningful year of learning and social growth for its young gamers.
About Grand Chase
Grand Chase is a Free-To-Play 3D-rendered fantasy adventure online game. Featuring anime inspired characters set against a colorful, medieval backdrop, Grand Chase puts players in the role of Bermesiah elite troopers on the mission to chase KazeAaze, the Queen of Darkness. The Grand Chase game client can be downloaded at http://www.GrandChaseSEA.com.
Source materials are available for download at:
Game Fact Sheet– http://bandar.asiasoft.net/media/grandchase/GrandChase_FactSheet.pdf
Video Trailer– http://bandar.asiasoft.net/media/grandchase/GC_Trailer.rar
About AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd
AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd publishes MMOPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Playing Game) in
Singapore and Malaysia. Incorporated in 2004, AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd assists game developers
to tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.
AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd publishes“MapleStory”,“Pangya”,“Audition”,“GetAmped”,“Darkness
And Light”,“Grand Chase”,“Cabal”,“Ragnarok 2” and distributes“Gunbound”,“SilkRoad Online”,
“MU Online” and“Shot Online”. AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd is also the Official Distributor for
Activision Blizzard’s record breaking title“World of Warcraft”.
AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd is part of the AsiaSoft group of publishing companies with a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam serving over 15 million registered gamers. Committed to developing the regional online gaming community, AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd 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.
About KOG Studios
Since it was founded in 2000, KOG Studios has been a pioneer of online fighting games and online racing games in Korea. Having been awarded the Excellent Korean Technology Mark by the Korean government for its achievements in real-time simulation methods for vehicle motions, KOG Studios has gone on to produce many popular online titles, including Grand Chase, Wild Rally and Bumperking.
In 2003, KOG Studios was elected for the Promising Frontiers of Contents award by the Korean Institute of Multimedia Content and Software. In 2006, the company was also awarded the 2nd Korean Information Technology Award by the Korean Association of Information Systems. KOG Studio aims at making new, unique and exciting games that players have never experienced nor seen before. It is their objective to always challenge the creative planning, design, and technique in making new and experimental games.
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For more information, please contact:
Director of Marketing and Communications
AsiaSoft Online Pte Ltd
Mobile: +65 9639 1593
Tel: +65 6825 8500
Fax: +65 6744 7025