The European Closed Beta of Dragonica ends as Open Beta dates are announced for June 10th

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The European Closed Beta of Dragonica ends as Open Beta dates are announced for June 10th

Dublin, Ireland 22nd May 2009– Dragonica’s Closed Beta Test draws to its conclusion today as players wrap up the ten day preview in the world of Dragotaka. The free arcade-style 3D side scrolling MMORPG won’t be offline for long though, and the gPotato Europe team is proud to announce that Dragonica enters Open Beta Testing across Europe on Wednesday 10th June.

Dragonica has received positive previews in the games media, and the thousands of players who have participated in the European CBT have given us fantastic feedback about the game. Players who have reached level 20 when Closed Beta servers close will have their character’s appearance and names kept for June’s OBT, as well as having a surprise gift when they log in.

A number of features have been held in reserve during the Closed Beta, and we are happy to announce the brand new features that will be available to players when servers reopen. Players who have explored the continent of Elyades in May will have a brand new continent called Melanathos to explore, filled with a ton of new locations, enemies, weapons and bosses.

Dragonica will also feature brand new class intro movies, complete with localised voiceovers, giving players a background to their characters and why they embarked on their journey to join the Dragon Fellowship. Players will also be able to go all the way to Level 60, with the second job change unlocked, allowing players to pick between a total of twenty unique playable classes. There will also be a number of bug fixes that have been highlighted by players.

Last but not least, members of Guilds will be delighted to hear that a brand new multiplayer feature is to be introduced in June as Emporia Wars, Dragonica’s fifty player 25v25 battlegrounds open.

Playing Dragonica free for life is simple. Just sign up for a free gPotato.eu account at the official European website at http://dragonica.gpotato.eu and then download the game client from any of the partner mirror sites listed at http://en.dragonica.gpotato.eu/Downloads/Client.aspx. When servers reopen on Wednesday 10th June you will be able to log in with your gPotato.eu account details and start playing on your desktop, notebook or netbook computer.

The assets accompanying this press release are available at ftp://195.27.0.144:30009/Dragonica

- About Dragonica–

Dragonica, the free arcade-style 3D side-scrolling MMORPG, is developed by Barunson Interactive and is available this June in English, German and French from the www.gpotato.eu gaming portal. With original keyboard-controlled gameplay, combo-based action that rewards skilful players, a vibrant 3D universe and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour along the way, Dragonica has universal appeal. It has lots of fun and interesting content to keep players busy including four evolving classes, several PvP modes, over a thousand quests, in-game achievements, an auction house to trade your excess items, pets, housing and wedding systems and much more to come!

Dragonica is available in Open Beta across Europe from June 10th 2009. For more information, visit the official European website at http://dragonica.gpotato.eu

- About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato -

Gala Networks Europe Ltd., is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gpotato.eu portal. Present in Europe for over two years with three successful MMORPGs Flyff, Rappelz and Street Gears, the gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over a million users. Dragonica, the fourth game of the portal, launches in June 2009 and Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal will be available in Autumn 2009.

- About Barunson Interactive -

Barunson Interactive Co. Ltd., is a game developer and publisher founded 2003 in South Korea. Subsidiary of the entertainment group Barunson Inc., Barunson Interactive has developed a significant expertise in game creation and operation through the fantasy MMORPG Dragon Raja and the casual action game S.O.S, both operated in many countries.

For more information, don’t hesitate to visit the official website at http://dragonica.gpotato.eu or contact us directly at contact@gpotato.eu

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