Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea

Publisher: NHN
Developer: Bluehole Studio
Origin: Korea
Release Date: Korean Open Beta ( January 11 2011)
Official Korean website: http://tera.hangame.com/

In 2009 well known Korean gaming portal Hangame released information about the project codenamed S1. It was Tera, the Exiled Realm of Arborea, a next-gen fantasy MMORPG from Korea with dynamic real time battles that Continent of the Ninth game from the same country kickstarted. It has been in development for almost three years and is one of the most anticipated MMORPGs in Korea. Its next generation graphics empowered by the Unreal Engine 3 and a huge marketing campaign will give nightmares to existing MMORPG publishers both in West and East.

Bluehole Studio is a MMORPG developer headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Bluehole’s development team includes the former development team members of Lineage II including the game’s producer, lead game designer, lead programmer, and art director. NCSOFT’s Lineage II is the most successful Asian MMO game worldwide. In Korea, Lineage II is so popular it even has its own TV shows.

Closed beta servers are online at the moment. If you had applied for a closed beta ticket, check it here: http://tera.hangame.com/popup/betatestercheck.nhn

You can download the huge client from the official site without the need of VPN (Virtual Private Network) server. Don’t know if you need a VPN to log to it and play because I have not my gaming pc with me at the moment to test it.

If you weren’t selected as a closed beta tester, don’t worry the open beta is very near in 11 January 2011.

Try and play it because it features an action-based battle system like Continent and the Ninth (C9) and the guys behind it are Korean MMORPG masters. Also check the English site (http://www.tera-online.com/) for updates and announcements of the English version of the game. Just don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.

images: ― スクリーンショット 4Gamer.net

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