FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (July 10, 2007) Ping0, LLC, a joint-venture between Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft, Inc., today announced the opening of a closed beta program for the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game Mythos™ developed by Flagship Studios Seattle.
The program will commence with the first Mythos beta test on July 10th which will officially begin the beta test phase across the globe. During testing, eager fans will be given their first look of the online world of Mythos. The game will be tested in multiple phases and the first set of beta testers will be notified by Flagship Studios via email. To join the closed beta, interested gamers should sign up at the official site http://www.mythos.com/join_kingdom.jsp
“The opening of the closed beta program is a real milestone in the development of Mythos,” said Phil Shenk, Creative Director of Mythos and founding member of Flagship Studios,“With its simple pick-up-and-play gameplay and an ever-expanding universe, the beta test will offer players their first opportunity to experience the Mythos universe before the commercial release later this year.”
Mythos is an online, action role-playing game that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld– a fantasy world arising from the ashes of an epoch-long war of darkness– players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments. With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible“isometric” perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal. The game allows thousands of players to interact within the same world while using mostly“instanced” dungeons to create unique gaming experiences suited for both solo and group-minded players.
As players journey into Mythos’ ever-expanding universe, they select one of three races (Humans, Satyrs, or Gremlins) and opt to play as a particular character class using a huge variety of skills and items. Through heroic quests players search for gold, gems, armor, and weapons, while unlocking the secrets of Uld. Mythos presents a constantly expanding, continuously updated world where something new lurks around every corner.
Mythos is an online role-playing game developed by Flagship Seattle, a subsidiary of Flagship Studios. Mythos is currently exercising the online technology and services behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London. Mythos will be digitally distributed in North America and Europe in 2007 by Ping0. HanbitSoft, Flagship Studios’ partner in Ping0, will be responsible for distributing Mythos in Asia.
Media interested in obtaining an account for the closed beta should contact Chris Clarke of Flagship Studios ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Accounts will be distributed within 24 hours of the request.
For more information please visit the official Mythos site at www.mythos.com
About Flagship Studios
Flagship Studios is a creator of innovative entertainment software, designing games that focus on ease of play, replayability, and fun. The studio was formed in 2003 by former executives and developers from Blizzard North® and represents the creators of the worldwide, best-selling Diablo® franchise. With members that are renowned within the gaming industry, Flagship Studios and Flagship Seattle embody a team that has worked together for over a decade and have numerous #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards to their credit. For more information about Flagship Studios log onto www.flagshipstudios.com.
About Ping0, LLC
Ping0 is a company dedicated to connecting online gamers worldwide. By combining proprietary software solutions with innovative hardware and service partnerships, Ping0 provides a unique and powerful online infrastructure for the purpose of digitally publishing, hosting and servicing massively multiplayer online games. Founded in 2006 by Flagship Studios and HanbitSoft, Inc., Ping0 offers a unique combination of talents and experience in the realms of online video game services and publishing.
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