SEOUL, KOREA (March 6, 2008)– Yedang Online Corporation announced today the open beta launch of its flagship massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)“Pristontale 2: The Second Enigma,” which is powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 2.5. Yedang Online is a dedicated online game developer and publisher best known for certainly developing Korea’s first full 3D MMORPG“Pristontale” and for publishing“Audition,” the hit dancing game currently played by over 100 million users worldwide.
“Servers were packed to capacity from the moment the pre-open trial servers were launched,” said Jay Park, director of operations at Yedang Online.“We anticipate a huge response from the gaming community during this open beta period.”
Pristontale 2 has been in development for close to four years and utilizes Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology.“The Unreal Engine’s capabilities and seamless third party module support allowed us to create the exact gameplay first envisioned by the game designers,” said Moon Duk-Ki, lead designer and head of development management at Yedang Online.
“Yedang Online has proven that they know how to ship extremely popular online games, and we are confident that Pristontale 2 will be widely embraced by the market,” said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games.“Epic is proud to continue supporting Yedang Online with great technology.”
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its Unreal series, recently shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for PC and PlayStation 3. Epic’s breakthrough game, Gears of War, sold over 4 million copies and was awarded overall Game of the Year for 2006 by the Academy of Interactive Arts&Sciences, Game Developers Choice Awards, GameSpot, GamePro and many others. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including the Game Critics Awards’ Best Console Game and Spike TV’s 2007 RPG of the Year Mass Effect by BioWare and the 2007 BAFTA Best Game and Spike TV Game of the Year BioShock by 2K Games. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder, and three-time consecutive winner, of Game Developer magazine's Front Line award for Best Game Engine. Epic was also recognized as 2006 Studio of the Year by Spike TV, Developer of the Year by Official Xbox Magazine and 2007 Large Company of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.
About Yedang Online
Yedang Online is one of the pioneering online game development and publishing companies in Korea and constantly strives to be the trendsetter within the industry. Yedang was awarded Korea’s“Game of the Year” honors in 2003 for its full 3D MMORPG“Pristontale” and continues to uphold high standards for its games. Additional information can be found at www.yedangonline.com.
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