August 14, 2012. Today, Reality Squared Games (R2Games) announced that Yitien, a next-generation, Chinese-themed browser game developed by Teamtop Games (China) and published by Reality Squared Games (Shanghai), will be launching their beta phase on March 29th on the R2Games platform. This highly-anticipated RPG was well received in China, and currently has 20 million total registered players with an average of 500,000 players logged in at once.
In Yitien, players travel the world of Yuan Dynasty, China on a quest to master the secrets contained on two ancient kung-fu scrolls. The beauty of Yitien is its versatility. From traditional, turn-based RPG battles to a multi-player arena to a familiar game called Rock, Paper, Scissors, Yitien has it all.
Yitien features elements from many of your favorite browser and client games in addition to several unique new gaming mechanics:
Main Quests: Players can follow the main storyline as they travel through Yuan Dynasty China, defeat enemies and obtain items and equipment to increase their character’s strength.
The Grove of Valor: The Grove of Valor is a unique PK event held at 8:15 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is divided into three divisions based on character level: Beginner (lvl. 30-49), Intermediate (lvl. 50-69) and Advanced (lvl. 70+). Only the 500 strongest players from each level division can fight in the Grove of Valor.
Upon entering, players will begin fighting one another. Winning a battle earns 2 points and losing earns 1 point. Each player has 20 lives. When a player has no lives left, (s)he will be automatically transported from the event. The event will last until only one player is left standing. That player will receive 20 points and a Hero Medal (Epic). When the event ends, the player with the most points will be declared the winner and will receive EXP, items and a special title commemorating his/her victory.
Kunlun Mts.: Every day at 7:30 PM, players can enter the Kunlun Mts. by talking to an NPC in the main city. Upon entering, all players will be dressed as Yetis and their names will display as “Yeti”. There will also be real Yetis roaming the mountains as well. Mounts, chat channels, pets, clothing, titles and character info will be hidden to ensure that it is impossible to distinguish Yetis from players.
There are 4 kinds of (real) Yetis in the Kunlun Mts.: Enraged Yeti (epic), Fierce Yeti (rare), Strong Yeti (uncommon) and Yeti (common). The different kinds of Yetis are of the same strength, but have different drop rates. Click on a “Yeti” to enter battle. Defeating a real Yeti will earn 1 point and give you a chance to obtain treasures, defeating a player will earn 3 points. Killing players will not win you any treasures.
Checkpoint: Checkpoint is like a mini-board game within Yitien itself. The objective of Checkpoint is fairly simple, reach the checkpoint. Players roll the dice and move their player the corresponding amount of spaces on the board. If two players land on the same space, they will battle one another. While moving around the board, players may also encounter mysterious warriors that challenge them to games of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Defeat them to earn rare Essence Orbs.
Yitien will be one of the first games of its kind with an entirely Chinese theme to be released in the Western market. Our hope (and expectation) is that Yitien will not only provide entertainment, but will bridge the ever-shrinking gap between the East and West.
He who obtains the sword shall rule the world! Yitien!
For more information about Yitien, please visit yitien.r2games.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.