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  CLOSED BETA BEGINS FOR SCARLET BLADE, THE PREMIER MATURE MMORPG
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03/13/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mar. 13, 2013 – The moment that thousands of fervent fans have been waiting for is finally here! Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, has begun the closed beta test for Scarlet Blade, the most anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in the publisher’s history. After incorporating the feedback from its limited alpha test, Scarlet Blade is now in the last stage before it officially launches.

Scarlet Blade takes place in the distant future after a devastating invasion by the insidious Narak has nearly eradicated the human race. Having retreated underground, the survivors genetically engineered the Arkana—warrior women possessing vastly augmented strength and abilities capable of surviving the uninhabitable surface.

Taking the role of commanders, players will guide their chosen Arkana through gorgeous open environments and group up to delve into perilous dungeons. The unique locales to explore include Drasilmarsh, a temple stronghold of the frog-like Batrachian race built into a giant tree, and the Derelict Tunnel, an abandoned mine and hideout of the seedy Buzzard drug cartel. A more dangerous threat lurks in the Bitterstone Core dungeon, where the traitorous humans of the Shadow Army conduct twisted experiments and schemes to support the Narak.

“This is a monumental day for Aeria Games and our vast community of dedicated fans,” said JT Nguyen, Chief Operating Officer, Aeria Games. “Through its polished gameplay, huge PvP battles, and eye-catching visuals, Scarlet Blade has garnered one of the largest followings of any MMO that we’ve ever had the privilege to publish. We’re very excited and confident that it will be a strong flagship title for many years to come.”

Aeria Games is also offering Founder’s Packs for players interested in getting a head-start with useful in-game items, as well as exclusive mounts and costumes that will never be offered again. Physical gifts, such as Scarlet Blade posters and flasks, are also available. For a limited time, players can visit the Founders page and check out these exclusive items offered in several different packages.

Scarlet Blade is free to download, and like all Aeria Games titles, is free-to-play. Players can participate in closed beta now at http://scarletblade.aeriagames.com. Stay on top of game updates and exclusive events on Scarlet Blade’s Facebook page.

About Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.

With a rapidly growing community of over 40 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and with offices in the US, Germany, and Brazil, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish and Russian - covering more than 30 countries. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible from browser, PC, tablet, and smart phones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile game titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.