Highly-ambitious action online role-playing game to set new standards and herald a new generation of MMORPGs in 2011
Frogster has secured the publishing rights to TERA and brings the highly-ambitious online role-playing game developed by Bluehole Studio Inc. to Europe. With this exciting new license, the Berlin-based publisher has landed a true heavyweight in the MMO genre. TERA already caused a big stir at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in June with its spectacular real-time battles and impressive next-generation graphics. According to current plans, TERA is intended to revolutionize the genre from its release in 2011 onward in a German, English and French versions customized for the European market.
TERA – An online game world to set new standards in the genre
An impressive and highly-detailed virtual world with triple-A quality claim awaits thousands of players with TERA. Entirely developed in Unreal Engine 3, TERA transcends current representatives of the genre with breathtaking 3D graphical environments, thrilling animations and spectacular effects. The seamless architecture of the massive fantasy world including open dungeons guarantees a smooth and fluent game experience without any interruptions by loading times.
Dark powers are looming over the massive realms of TERA. It is only when players act together that they can protect their fragile home from an ultimate sinister threat. With six races and eight character classes, TERA offers an abundance of possibilities for character creation and development. The dynamic real-time combat system of TERA gets players engaged in battles considerably more actively than all conventional MMORPGs available on the market. By letting players actively dodge and block attacks, the impressive online role-playing world departs from the genre’s typical combat systems based on random statistics. Using the mouse and keyboard or a game controller, players of TERA have far more control of their character’s movements. Thanks to sensitive collision detection players actively keep opponents at bay using swords and shields for example. TERA is set to be released in 2011 based on a subscription model.
“TERA will set completely new standards”, commented Andreas Weidenhaupt, CEO of Frogster Online Gaming, upon the signing of the contract. “The licensing of this revolutionary online game world is one of the largest deals and milestones in Frogster’s corporate history”, agrees Christoph Gerlinger, CEO of the holding company Frogster Interactive Pictures AG.
Gang Seok Kim, the CEO Bluehole Studio Inc., added: “We are very glad that TERA is now making its official debut in Europe, as we firmly believe it is a critical region in the gaming industry. Bluehole sought out a partnership with Frogster because of their successful publishing ventures in Europe. Our biggest desire is to see European gamers enjoy and have fun with TERA, and we will make our best effort to that end.”
Players can already register for a newsletter on a temporary teaser site, where they also find a first trailer: www.tera-europe.com.
TERA is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in a graphically stunning fantasy universe. TERA’s uniqueness revolves around its groundbreaking True Action Combat. This system allows the players to truly master their characters and to aim with no automatic targeting system, thus pushing the boundaries of the MMO genre. Players and press both warmly received TERA, praising its state of the art visuals and notable innovations such as its political system. TERA has been playable free of charge since February 2013 and is available for download at tera.gameforge.com.
With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.