SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--En Masse Entertainment™, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, announced today that its award-winning action MMO, TERA™, has shipped to retail stores in North America and is now available for an MSRP of $49.99. TERA sets a new standard for MMOs by delivering true action combat for players who want a more exciting, skill-based alternative to the repetitive gameplay that typifies conventional online RPGs. The innovative PC roleplaying game can be purchased in standard and collector’s editions at retailers and online stores.
With a focus on contextual combat and an emphasis on position and timing, TERA is a new breed of online game. For the first time, players can get the best of both worlds: all the depth of a traditional MMO with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA, players actively aim, dodge and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats.
“TERA ushers in a new era of true action MMO gameplay that advances the online roleplaying genre,” said Chris Lee, vice president of publishing at En Masse Entertainment. “It’s time to move past yesterday’s repetitive combat mechanics and embrace a more intense and deeply immersive approach to MMO gaming, where every player is actively engaged in skill-based combat and the most savvy players rise to the top through an innovative political system.”
Players will begin their journey through TERA’s world of savage beauty by creating a highly customized character from any of seven races and eight classes. After creating characters, they will join with an alliance of all races to save their homelands from ravaging armies that threaten to destroy the very gods who hold the world together. TERA also introduces a revolutionary political system in which players wield power in a province based on their in-game political prowess.
Two collector’s editions of TERA are available—a traditional boxed edition and a digital download. The digital edition will grant players unique in-game items, including the Regal Frostlion mount for in-game travel, along with two valuable necklaces: the level 15 Velik’s Bloodstone necklace and the level 40 Shakan’s Bloodstone necklace. The Digital Collector’s Edition is available for $59.99.
Available in limited quantities, the physical Limited Collector’s Edition includes all of the in-game items from the digital edition and also includes collectable items such as a Letter of Marque, a canvas world map, a field guide, a Valkyon Federation-issued compass and a game soundtrack, all for $79.99. All versions, including the standard edition, include 30 days of game time. Additional game time is available for $14.99 per month.
TERA is developed by Bluehole Studio™, co-produced and published by En Masse Entertainment in North America, and distributed at retail by Atari. For more information on TERA, please visit TERA-online.com.
About En Masse Entertainment
En Masse Entertainment is a specialist MMO publisher based in Seattle, Washington. The company’s mission is to use its expertise to bring stellar online games to new markets. TERA, En Masse’s inaugural action MMORPG project, was developed by Bluehole Studio, Inc. and launched in spring 2012. The close-knit team at En Masse includes experts in online technology, game production, branding, community and localization, allowing them to bring online games to Western audiences at the highest levels of quality and cultural relevance. For more information, visit enmasse.com.
About Bluehole Studio
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Bluehole Studio, Inc. aspires to become the preeminent global MMORPG developer through its unwavering belief in its people and its core values. Bluehole formed in 2007 with a focus on attracting pioneers and innovators with a shared vision to create the next flagship MMO for the global market. The studio’s inaugural title, TERA, has successfully launched and features a dynamic battle system, next-generation graphics and a gamer-centric community experience. For more information, visit bluehole.net/english/main.html.
About ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari’s brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and social online platforms, PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and advanced smart phones (i.e., iPhone, Android and RIM devices).
Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc. Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalog of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek® Online, Champions™) and third-party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world. For more information, please visit www.atari.com.