ATLUS ONLINE LAUNCHES OPEN BETA FOR KNIGHTS OF THE SKY, NEW FREE-TO-PLAY BROWSER-BASED MMORTS

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- FEBRUARY 9, 2012 -- ATLUS ONLINE, a division of ATLUS dedicated to massively online gaming and entertainment, today launched the Open Beta for their upcoming free browser-based MMORTS, Knights of the Sky, compatible with all major browsers.

Knights of the Sky is ATLUS ONLINE's first browser title, a massively online real-time strategy game offering deep tactical gameplay. With no files to download or install, players can instantly step into the role of a Lord and take charge of a Sky Castle, airships, and territories! Thanks to its real-time resource management, challenging wars, and engaging plotline, Knights of the Sky is sure to please casual and hardcore gamers across the world.

The newly launched Open Beta provides gamers the opportunity to experience the game before the official launch. Their participation will provide developers invaluable feedback to refine and improve the game. Returning Closed Beta players will notice numerous bug fixes and enhancements, along with Quick Battle feature and increased Level Cap.

To register, play, and find more info about Knights of the Sky, visit the official website at http://knightsofthesky.atlusonline.com .

About Knights of the Sky

In ancient times, the people of Odyssya lived under a tyrant. His council manipulated the arcane arts to keep the masses oppressed. Then, heroes discovered Alchemy and, with its power, challenged the monarchy....The world was torn asunder by magic, chaos, and war. From the ashes, two new powers emerged: the Empire, the survivors of the age-old families and traditional ways; and the Federation, the revolutionists seeking a new way of life. Now the players enter as Lords claiming territory for one of the two great factions of Odyssya.

It's up to the players to determine if the past will repeat itself, or if the future will include two realms built on peace and equality!

Key Features

  • Rule Every Aspect of Your Sky Castle -­- Take charge in combat, directing your army to victory. Use Hero units to lead up to six different soldier classes into battle. Fight other players for resources, dominance, and power!
  • Grow in Strength with Loot and New Heroes -- Collect powerful weapons, discover ancient treasures, and recruit heroes and other players into your faction.
Make Progress Even When You're Away -- Protect your allied players while they're offline, and plan your future construction projects for when you're away! Your success will not go unnoticed... Completed achievements and player rankings will be viewable by the Knights of the Sky community!    

Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.