Berlin, 02/02/2012: Starting on February 4th 2012, players will be able to jump into the world of TERA and those who have a special access key will be able to experience the thrill of true action combat. Keys will be distributed by various media outlets in Europe, and through the official TERA community website http://community.tera-europe.com. The sneak peek will run on Saturday and Sunday from 3PM CET to midnight on both days. After the sneak peek has finished, accounts will be wiped in preparation for the closed beta tests.
Beta Schedule released
The first of five closed beta tests will start on the 17th of February and will continue every weekend until the 15th of April, with the open beta starting on the 19th. To register please visit our official website: www.tera-europe.com
From the 2nd of February players will also be able to pre-order TERA, either digitally or through their local retail store. A standard and collector’s edition version will be available. Pre-ordering TERA grants players access to every beta session before launch, and a whole range of other benefits.
Access to head start - Access to the game five days before the launch on the 3rd of May 2012.
CBT & OBT access – Access to closed & open beta tests of TERA in Europe
Name reservation – Before the actual head start, players will be able to create a character and reserve their favorite character name.
Special Items: These vary depending which retailer players chose to purchase from.
The retail collector’s edition of the game will be a veritable treasure chest full of TERA goodies; including a copy of TERA’s soundtrack, TERA world map, art book and much more. Standard editions of the game will be priced at 49,95 €, the digital collector’s edition will be priced at 59,95 € and the retail collector’s edition will be sold for a recommended retail price of 69,95 €.
Players can also purchase the game from the official Frogster store, and receive a 7 days game time bonus. To order the game please visit the shop here:
For more information on the various editions available for pre-order please visit our website: www.tera-europe.com
TERA – Action meets MMO
TERA’s impressive, highly detailed virtual world of triple-A quality awaits thousands of players. Completely developed using Unreal Engine 3, TERA broadly surpasses other current MMORPG titles with breathtaking 3D environments, thrilling graphics, and spectacular effects. The seamless architecture of the game world, including open dungeons and massive cities, guarantees a smooth and fluent gaming experience without the interruption and frustration of long loading times. TERA offers a vast range of character customization possibilities with seven races and eight character classes to choose from.
TERA’s dynamic real-time combat system engages players in battle considerably more actively than conventional MMORPGs. In the massive fantasy world of TERA, success in dodging and blocking enemy attacks is not solely determined by statistics as it is in rival titles. Rather, using the mouse and keyboard or a game controller, players actively control their character’s movements. Thanks to sensitive collision detection, online adventurers in group combat actively keep their opponents at bay, for example using sword and shield. Teamwork is essential as players try to save their fragile home from the horrors that threaten its very existence. TERA is set to be released on May 3rd 2012 and will be based on a subscription model.
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 an intense focus on attracting pioneers and innovators with a shared vision to create the next flagship MMORPG for the global market. The studio’s inaugural title, TERA, launched in Korea in 2010 and features a dynamic battle system, next-generation graphics, and a gamer-centric community experience. For more information, visit http://www.bluehole.net/
Frogster – We take you to a new world!
The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. Founded in 2006 and based in Seoul, the Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. markets and operates virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc., based in San Francisco, was founded in January of 2009 and markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.039 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.