SAN FRANCISCO - January 19, 2011
The wait is over! Today marks the Open Beta Test launch for CardMon Hero, the new free-to-play card-summoning MMORPG from T3 Entertainment and Redbana. All players who participated in the Closed Beta and new hopeful Heroes are called upon to join the adventure and experience a persistent and open 3D world where players can create, discover, recruit and summon Skill and Mercenary cards to aid in battle. The Open Beta officially begins at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, today, January 19, 2011, and interested adventurers may begin signing up at: http://cardmon.t3fun.com. To celebrate the Open Beta launch, a slew of new wallpapers, concept art and screenshots of Heroes in custom garb have been released.
After two successful Closed Beta Tests, CardMon Hero is ready for its big debut. Lucky players who made it into the Closed Beta Tests had a chance to enjoy what critics have been calling an intriguing blend of card collecting, monster battling action. Some of the highlighted features include:
• Card Summoning System - Discover, craft and deploy skill and mercenary cards to aid your Hero in battle.
• Role Distribution System - Mercenaries have different strengths and abilities making the combination you choose essential for success against tough enemies and challenges.
• Card Combination System - Combine ingredients from mercenary, skill, and recipe cards to upgrade skills and unleash awesome powers.
• Extensive Hunting Mode - Join a party or band the guild to face strong monsters that yield unique rewards and rare items, scaling up in difficulty as you gain Mission Points.
• Quests without the grind - Complete quests by adventuring through numerous zones and maps that don’t require players to grind. Level up through quests that Heroes can overcome on their own or challenging quests that will offer greater rewards with the cooperation of your friends.
CardMon Hero is a free-to-play MMORPG for PC in which players take on the role of a Hero that can create, discover, recruit and summon Mercenaries to aid in battle using a deck of cards. Call Mercenaries to battle tough enemies, in combination with your Skill cards, as you adventure through an expansive and persistent world. Join thousands of others in a card-summoning adventure through hundreds of quests, over 70 instances and countless combinations of Mercenary and Skill cards to be discovered.
For more information about CardMon Hero, please visit: http://cardmon.t3fun.com
A package of the latest wallpapers and screenshots may be downloaded by clicking the following link: www.triplepointpr.com/dl/redbana/New_CardMon_Assets.zip (15MB)
A complete media kit including a Fact Sheet, concept art, screenshots and video trailers may be downloaded by clicking the following link: www.triplepointpr.com/dl/redbana/CardMon_Hero_Press_Kit.zip (105MB)
CardMon Hero Backstory
The evil forces of Zerdantis, god of darkness, have been released onto the peaceful world of Aria after being sealed for many years. Izen and Liberto, two heirs to the throne of Superta, protector of Aria, compete to destroy the dark spirits, secretly summoned by Liberto in a desperate attempt to repel and gain the support of Superta’s congress and citizens that favored Izen. As Liberto obtains the Ark Sign that once awakened the devil, Great Oracle Yui summoned heroes from other dimensions to battle Liberto and the demons. The year is 2016. Players on CardMon Hero are experiencing a glitch in their system. But this is no glitch. This is Yui, asking YOU to join forces with your guild and save Aria!
Formed in April 2008, Redbana Corporation is the North American publishing arm of Korea’s leading videogame developer and publisher, T3 Entertainment. With the considerable support of its parent company, Redbana ultimately aims to take a place among the elite interactive entertainment studios in the North American market by offering the most high-quality and entertaining online games in the world that appeal to a wide audience of consumers. The company has released Audition Online, a rhythm-based online dance game with more than 300 million registered players worldwide, and most recently launched CardMon Hero, a popular Korean card-summoning MMORPG, while continuing development on the fast-paced hack-and-slash MMORPG Mythos. For more information about Redbana, please visit www.redbana.com.
About T3 Entertainment
T3 Entertainment is a major Korean MMO developer and publisher of online games with branches in Korea, Great Britain, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Its name was established in the Asian market with the blockbuster hit 'Audition' and has been quickly expanding since, with over 300 million current users in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. With a large work-force and skill in the development of online games, T3 Entertainment has won a“Best Game of the Year” award on numerous occasions for its various titles. In conjunction with Hanbitsoft, the company operates an online games portal consolidating its latest and most popular Free-to-Play MMO titles, found at www.T3Fun.com. For more information about T3 Entertainment, please visit: www.t3.co.kr.
Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Redbana