Hamburg, October 19 th, 2011 – Mail.ru Games, one of the world leading providers of online games, is announcing the start of the German Closed Beta of the upcoming fantasy MMOPRG “Gunblade Saga”. During the next weeks betatesters will have the opportunity to play the fully localized German version of the game. A limited amount of keys will be available via competitions on famous gaming websites during the next two weeks. Players can also find additional information at http://www.gunbladesaga.de.
The free-to-play MMORPG “Gunblade Saga” is based on the successful comic series “Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword” by the cult comic artist Ma Rongcheng. The numerous stories published about Hua the Hero have attained cult status not only in the Far East, and are regarded as among the greatest and most famous Hong Kong comic series of the 1980’s. The game was developed based on the Unreal 2.5 Engine and offers various new features, in addition to all the classical elements.
The engaging background story of “Gunblade Saga” takes the player to a fictional China in the year 1930, its people are brutally suppressed by corrupt local rulers. Any resistance is nipped in the bud. After the family of the young Hua is killed by a greedy tyrant, he takes bloody revenge and then must flee to the USA. There he becomes entangled in the conflicts of various clans and mafia associations. As a member of one of these organisations, the player becomes part of this story and either takes sides with Hua or opposes him when they repeatedly encounter him in the game.
About Mail.Ru Games
Mail.Ru Games is one of the leading publishers of online games, developing high-quality client and browser-based games played by millions of people around the world. The International business is handled by the European central office Mail.Ru Games GmbH, based in Hamburg. The company is offering localized versions of its top titles to European audiences. Currently, Mail.ru Games GmbH is operating the internally developed games »Drachenkrieg« (»Legend: Legacy of the Dragons«), »Meistermacher« (»Football Territory«), »Juggernaut« and »Allods Online« in up to seven different languages. Addition-ally, three licensed Asian products »Empire Craft«, »GodsWar Online« and »Last Dynasty«, have been released. In 2011, the portfolio will be further extended.
About Mail.Ru Group
Mail.Ru is the largest provider of internet services on the Russian market. The company operates the leading e-mail service, the two largest instant messengers and two of the largest social networks. Mail.Ru is also the major publisher of online games on the Russian-speaking market, offering client and browser based games as well as games for social networks.