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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2012 – Like a dormant dragon erupting to life, DK Online has been unleashed by Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games. The fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) has entered closed beta testing, to the delight of eager fans signed up for the game.

DK Online throws players into the medieval world of Litos to combat the reemergence of the malevolent ancient dragon, Kharvag. The dread dragon was once defeated by legendary heroes known as the Dragon Knights. Players are tasked with reestablishing this order and putting an end to the terror and chaos being sown through the world by Kharvag and his minions.

Players can also engage in the heavy player vs. player (PvP) component of DK Online. Each class, be it Warrior, Paladin, Sorceress, or Shadowmage, plays distinctively and provides unique benefits to groups participating in large-scale PvP modes. A trailer for one such mode, Castle Siege, has been released to commemorate the launch of closed beta. Castle Siege pits several guilds against each other in a winner-take-all battle over castle ownership. The prevailing guild reaps the rewards of taxes levied on all vendors and monster kills in the surrounding area.

Aeria Games is running an avalanche of special events throughout the closed beta period. Along with rewards for the first players to reach certain level milestones, there will be daily events held by game masters and exciting battle events to foster combat with specially spawned monsters as well as other players.

DK Online is free to download, and like all Aeria Games titles, is free-to-play. Players can download the client and play beta right now at Fans are also encouraged to check out the Facebook page for many events, giveaways, and updates.

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