Singapore and Bangkok, 15 May 2014 - Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited ("Asiasoft") today announced that the world's first English service of Phantasy Star Online 2 will go live on 29 May 2014 for players residing in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Players who have activated their Beta keys will be able to access the server two days earlier on 27 May 2014.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Thai service, which features fully localized Thai in-game text, will commence its service on 22 May 2014 and its early access will start on 20 May 2014.
In early April 2014, Asiasoft kicked off Phantasy Star Online 2 Beta for both English and Thai services for players residing in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. The Beta was held as part of the launch preparation to monitor and to improve the game's service and in-game performances. Prior to the beta, Asiasoft received over 100 thousand beta activation for both English and Thai services*, which was a record milestone for a regionally launched title by Asiasoft. During and after Beta, Asiasoft and SEGA have gathered significant data and information and now the two companies are working to improve the performance prior to the launch of the game in Southeast Asian countries. Asiasoft expects to receive additional 300 thousand new Phantasy Star Online 2 registrants during launch period of the game*.
Developed by SEGA Corporation, Phantasy Star Online 2 is the sequel to the pioneer online Action RPG, the award winning Phantasy Star Online, which was released in 2000. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a Massively Multiplayer Action Online Role Playing Game (MMOARPG) where players get to experience revolutionary combat in an action-driven gameplay, to take a journey into an immersive sci-fi fantasy narrative and to explore mysterious worlds to unravel their secrets. As of early 2014, Phantasy Star Online 2 service in Japan has reached over 3 million registered IDs and 107 thousand concurrent users, both of which are two of the key milestones for online game in Japan.
For more information on Asiasoft's English service of Phantasy Star Online and its upcoming launch activities, please visit the official website at http://pso2.playpark.com and its Facebook community page at https://www.facebook.com/PSO2.EN.
*Based on internal records and projection.
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About Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited
Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited ("Asiasoft") is a leading regional online entertainment service provider in Southeast Asia with dominant market share in the region covering Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines. The company was established in Thailand in 2001 and is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 2008. The Asiasoft Group invests in online games publishing, online game development, game portal services (www.playpark.com and www.playfps.com) and other IT related businesses. The Group has more than 86 million registered user accounts and 49 active online games from various international content partners.