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3 January 2013, Singapore and Malaysia –
Asiasoft Online ("Asiasoft") today announces the rescheduled start
of the Open Beta Test period ("OBT") for the world's first English
Ragnarok Online 2, which will serve players in Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Developed by Gravity Co. and
published by Asiasoft, this highly anticipated blockbuster
free-to-play MMORPG was launched with great fanfare at this year's
Licence2Play 2012 event on 7
th December 2012, marking the start of a wildly
successful Closed Beta Test phase ("CBT") that lasted until 13
th December 2012.
With the launch of OBT, gamers in above mentioned countries can
Ragnarok Online 2 round the clock as the game servers will
be fully opened for 24 hours a day. There will also be a plethora
of in-game activities to enjoy, including the 24-Hour Cash Shop
Opening Sale where players will be given free RO2Cash – the
game credit required to purchase items - to purchase in-game cash
shop items for use in their online adventures.
"First of all we would like to apologize that we had to delay
the start of OBT, which was necessary in order to achieve our main
objective of providing the most stable gaming experience to our
users," said Mr Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online. "We have
been working closely with Gravity Co. to resolve bugs and issues
reported by players during CBT and have subsequently run many
stress tests during the final days of December 2012 to ensure the
stability of the new game servers we have invested into the game.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us during that
period and we now welcome gamers to rejoin us in the magical world
Ragnarok Online 2."
As a token of appreciation to
Ragnarok Online 2 players for their continuous support,
Asiasoft Online will give 5,000 free RO2Cash to every player who
has at least one Level 10 character in the game by 6th January
2013, 0259hrs (+8 GMT).
Additionally, each player who participated in Closed Beta Test
or any of the Stress Test sessions held from 28
th to 31
st December 2012 will receive a special "Thank You
Pack", which includes 5 Explorer’s Purple potion, 5 Remote
Storage scroll, 1 Spinel and 2 Butterfly wings. Terms and
conditions apply and players can read more about the tokens of
appreciation on the official
Ragnarok Online 2 game website.
For more information about the game and its activities, please
visit the official
Ragnarok Online 2 game website at
www.PlayRO2.com and its
official Facebook fan page at
Ragnarok Online 2 source materials are available for
download and viewing at:
Artwork and Logos:
About GRAVITY Co., Ltd.
Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online,
mobile games. Gravity's principal product,
Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets,
including Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, and is currently commercially
offered in 79 markets. For more information about Gravity, please
About Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd
Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd in Singapore and AS Online Sdn Bhd in
Malaysia, collectively known as Asiasoft Online, are incorporated
as subsidiaries of Asiasoft International Co. Ltd, listed in
Thailand as Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited, in 2004
and 2007 respectively.
Asiasoft Online is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing
companies with a presence in Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia,
Thailand and Vietnam serving over 49.5 million registered
Asiasoft Online publishes Massively Multiplayer Online Games
(MMOGs) in Singapore and Malaysia and assists game developers to
tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.
Asiasoft Online publishes “MapleStory”,
“Audition”, “GetAmped X”, “CABAL
Online”, “Sudden Attack”, AIKA Online", "XW
Online (????)" and "Alliance of Valiant Arms".
Committed to developing the regional online gaming community,
Asiasoft Online works with content developers and industry partners
to entertain and engage casual gamers and netizens. Content
localization, marketing and game service management are deployed by
specialized and dedicated professionals, for game developers, in an
integrated services platform. For more information about Asiasoft
Online, please visit: