Details on the Alpha and Beta Tests plus Release Timing
Frogster can today announce that TERA, the much anticipated action MMORPG, will launch in Spring 2012. Previously scheduled for 2011, the release has been postponed in order to fully integrate various content updates into the game; ensuring that it will meet the high expectations of both press and fans alike. The extra time will allow new content and features to be implemented into the game.
Players will also get a chance to explore the world of TERA and experience the unique combat system in 2011 with Alpha testing scheduled to begin later this year. At the beginning of 2012 more players will get the chance to see the game with the open Beta testing getting underway in preparation for the final release.
“By launching TERA in Spring 2012 we ensure that the game will not only live up to expectations, but surpass them,” said Daniel Ullrich, CMO of Frogster Online Gaming. “We’ll be unveiling various features at Gamescom and rest assured these are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what players can expect when TERA is released early next year”.
TERA is set to redefine what players can expect from an MMORPG; introducing a dynamic combat system that gives players total control of their character in a world rich with fantasy and wonder. The political system, one of the features being further expanded upon for release in 2012, will change the way players engage with the world around them and broaden the scope of what gamers can expect from an MMO community.
Those eager to play TERA can get a hands-on experience at Gamescom, where Frogster will unveil several new features at Hall 4.1, Booth B-021/C-024.
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 380 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. The internationally active corporate group, based in Karlsruhe, offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Europe’s most successful MMOG Metin2, 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ, browser-based online games such as the popular classic OGame and the award-winning Ikariam as well as mobile games. The company employs approximately 600 staff members at its Karlsruhe and Berlin locations.
<p>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.</p>
Founded in 2003, Gameforge is a leading Western publisher and operator of widely acclaimed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Browser-based game titles. Gameforge builds highly active and enduring global communities by supporting players through the greatest quality LiveOps, provision of localized content, engaging community management, and frequent delivery of meaningful updates.
Gameforge’s diverse portfolio of highly successful gaming brands provides different worlds with engaging experiences for players from all walks of life: core MMORPG titles Swords of Legends Online, AION, Runes of Magic, and Metin2, beloved anime MMOs Elsword and NosTale, strategy-focused browser games like OGame and Ikariam, along with indie titles such as Trigon: Space Story.
More information is available on gameforge.com.