LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--After a series of closed beta tests designed to gather and implement feedback to prepare Riders of Icarus for its western expansion, Nexon America and WeMade Entertainment are proud to announce the Open Beta launch for free-to-play MMORPG. Available now in North America, Europe, Oceania and other supported regions* for Windows PC via Steam or the Nexon Launcher, players can begin their journey today to rule the skies and ground in battle. Take flight on the back of a majestic dragon and experience exhilarating flying mount combat in the newest Riders of Icarus trailer, released today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlrzNewHo30&feature=youtu.be.
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Players joining the fight will be able to collect and tame hundreds of mythical beasts to train as rideable mounts and deadly weapons in their journey through an epic fantasy world. By engaging in theatrical boss battles with their trusted mounts, players will master skills to become a legendary Rider of Icarus.
“The Riders of Icarus' Open Beta is only the beginning of a long and fruitful adventure in bringing the game to a new western audience," said Hoon Seok, the game’s producer. "Feedback from our earlier Closed Beta tests has been instrumental in ensuring an immersive experience for all players. We’re looking forward to working closely with the community throughout our Open Beta as well, to expand the world of Riders of Icarus with their valuable input."
Nexon America and WeMade have already begun implementing feedback from the Closed Beta period to provide the best possible experience for players in Riders of Icarus, making several enhancements in advance of the open beta launch, including:
- Better and more engaging tutorials;
- New controls tailored for a variety of MMO players;
- Reduced penalties for item enhancement;
- Added achievements system to provide engaging missions and more ways to earn in-game currency;
- Updates to the cash shop to align with their commitment to making Riders of Icarus a truly free-to-play game.
In the coming months, players can also look forward to an increased level cap, new regions to explore, dungeons to conquer and mounts to tame. In addition, the battlefield system will later incorporate Player-versus-Player (PvP) and Player-versus-Environment (PvE) elements that will blend to give players an organic experience.
To help prepare for the upcoming dangers a Rider may face, including ferocious beasts, fiendish vampires and powerful titans among other threats, players can participate in several Open Beta events this month:
- Open Beta Celebration Event: All Riders can receive an exclusive free Dragon Fire Shoulder Raven by logging in before July 20.
- Dungeon Dominator Event: Make your way through some of Riders of Icarus’ dark dungeons to earn useful gear.
- Summer Attendance Event: Earn free items just by logging in, from now through July 26, with Daily Rewards.
- Hakanas Coin Event: Complete Daily Achievements to earn Hakanas Coins, which you can redeem for boxes full of rewards.
To download Riders of Icarus and stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements, join the community today: ridersoficarus.com
Assets, including logo and new screenshots, are available here: https://app.box.com/s/5h9oah8fz10s2kjyiifa4mlufqny7z2e
*For a full list of supported regions, please visit: http://icarus.nexon.net/en/news/article/5850/riders-of-icarus-private-beta-supported-regions
About WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. http://www.wemade.com/
WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. is a game development company based in Seoul, Korea, which services many games through mobile, online and other platforms. The company was founded in 2000 and has been a leader in the gaming industry from its inception.
The company developed well-known MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2, which produced record revenues and the largest user base worldwide, with a CCU record of over 800,000 in China. In 2012, mobile games such as Candy Pang and Wind Runner became favorites in Korea and recorded over 10 million downloads. WeMade is continuing to develop and publish mobile games in various genres such as AOS, RPG, SNG and much more worldwide.
About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.net
Nexon America Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes fan-favorites MapleStory, the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus, an action-packed combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam. Upcoming titles from Nexon America include First Assault, a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” IP, now in Early Access; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski’s studio Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from QC Games.