Rappelz, the free fantasy MMORPG enters Closed Beta in Italy on Tuesday the 23rd February

Press Release

For immediate release

DUBLIN, Ireland - February 16th, 2010 - Gala Networks Europe, the leading online game publisher that operates the gPotato.eu game portal is proud to announce that Rappelz, our first fully localised Italian language game enters Closed Beta this week. Between Tuesday 23rd February and Tuesday 2nd March, players across the world will be able to join over three million players who have played Rappelz with fully localised Italian content and community features, backed up by the Italian customer support team.

During the Closed Beta week, players who win the level 20 challenges will be able to keep their name, their friends lists as well as getting an exclusive item pack for the OBT containing the Red Lydian mount for 30 days, an Adventurer Cloak and two stamina savers. There will be a wipe of player data and friend lists for those who do not reach level 20; inventory, creature and guilds will also be erased for everyone.

Available to download from the fully localised Italian website at http://it.rappelz.gpotato.eu, Rappelz takes place in a fantasy world and allows players to tame a wide variety of terrible creatures and lead them into battle against thousands of other players. Lucky beta key holders will be able to experience this brand new world on the 23rd of February, and those without a beta key will can still enter the lottery to participate by pre-registering at http://it.rappelz.gpotato.eu/ad.

For more information on the Italian version of Rappelz which also contains the brand new Resurrection expansion, visit http://it.rappelz.gpotato.eu or follow our news on RSS or Facebook page.

Rappelz is a free-to-play MMORPG taking place in a fantasy world and giving players the opportunity to tame fantastic creatures and lead them to battle. Developed by the Seoul-based NFlavor Corp. company, Rappelz has been acclaimed worldwide and is currently live in a dozen different territories, with French, German, Turkish, Polish and Italian versions available from the gPotato.eu game portal. Rappelz recently became the first ever MMORPG to be fully localised into Arabic and Gala Networks Europe Ltd will launch soon a version for players in Italy.

About Rappelz

Rappelz is free-to-play MMORPG published in more than 11 different languages by Gala Networks Europe Ltd. The game has about 3 million users worldwide. Rappelz is set in a medieval fantasy world, which is dominated by 3 main races: Deva, Gaia and Asura. Rappelz players can go up to level 170, choosing from 27 distinct classes and taming 22 various creatures. Rappelz enthusiasts can purchase special gPotato points to use them as a virtual currency and acquire unique items to customize their characters.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online and Castle of Heroes. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 3 million users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available early 2010. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available in early 2010 and "Project 9" will be released during 2010. More information on Gala Networks Europe Ltd can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.

PR Contacts: media@gpotato.eu


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