Asiasoft Online has announced the launch of the long-awaited blockbuster MMORPG, Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second, at the Licence2Play 2012 gaming event held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
The launch marks the arrival of the world’s first English service of this unexpected sequel, from the globally-renowned Ragnarok MMORPG franchise, after a long wait. This is also the first time in Asiasoft Online history where a game launch announcement directly precedes the start of Closed Beta Testing, allowing gamers across the region to immediately access the servers to play the game.
The original Ragnarok Online revolves around the heroes with fragments of the powerful Heart of Ymir implanted within them. Now, these heroes follow the path of their forefathers through a world of adventure in this dramatic new 3D MMORPG. Developed by Gravity Co., Ltd. and powered by Gamebryo Engine, Ragnarok Online 2 continues the charming and cheerful original storyline, with familiar, well-loved characters such as the Porings and Peco Pecos, all in a glorious 3D environment.
In addition to vast improvements made to traditional game features such as the Card and Kafra Systems, Ragnarok Online 2 has new game highlights such as the Dual Life System, Social Emotes and the Khara System, all specifically designed for gamers of today. The 3D-rendered gameplay allows players to perform visually stunning in-game actions such as combating and healing, in a smooth and precise way that can rival any MMORPG in the market today.
“We carefully gathered and implemented plenty of feedback from gamers and fans of the franchise during the development of Ragnarok Online 2, and we believe this game will provide the best MMORPG experience for today’s new generation of gamers,” said Jeon, Jin Soo , the CTO of Gravity Co., Ltd. who was present at Licence2Play 2012 to meet and greet with gamers. “We are excited to have Asiasoft Online as our publishing partner in this historical launch and we will continue to work closely with them to provide the best Ragnarok Online 2 service in the region.”
“We at Asiasoft Online believe that Ragnarok is the biggest blockbuster gaming franchise of its time. We wanted no less than to announce Ragnarok Online 2 with a big bang at Licence2Play 2012, and to have it immediately available for all gamers to enjoy,” said Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online. “We are proud to be the first in the world to launch the English service of this title and we are privileged to partner with Gravity Co., Ltd. in our continuous effort to provide the best MMORPG services in the region.”
Ragnarok Online 2 Closed Beta Testing runs from 7th to 12th December 2012, with servers open from 1100hrs to 0200hrs (+8 GMT) daily. Once the game client has been downloaded and installed onto their PCs, gamers can login to the game using their Facebook ID or Asiasoft’s one-stop PlayID.
There is a plethora of exciting activities for gamers to earn exclusive rewards during Closed Beta Testing, and gamers will be given the chance to retain their In-Game Nicknames for the Open Beta, which starts on 27th December 2012.