Aika Online to Enter Closed Beta Testing February 3rd by Gala-Net, Inc.
Gala-Net, Inc., a leading free-to-play online game publisher, has announced
today its first Closed Beta Test (CBT) for Aika Online in the North American market. The first CBT will run from February 3rd through February 9th and will allow players to
play all 5 nations, all 6 classes, and levels 1 through 30.
Aika Online is an epic fantasy MMORPG developed by JoyImpact, creators of Neo Steam: The Shattered
Continent. Five nations vie against one another for control of Arcan, waging war on a scale never before seen in an MMORPG. Nations hurl themselves against one another in
massive castle sieges, relic thefts, and customized battlegrounds. Each nation is ruled by a player, the Lord Marshal, whose supreme power is supported by a regime of
guilds. Preeminence is an uncertain throne, however, as nations may ally together to usurp the ruling kingdom and guilds may conspire to overthrow the ruling council.
Players take a pivotal role in this drama as they choose one of six classes, each of which undergoes multiple evolutions, and are assisted by their Pran—an intelligent,
sassy fairy familiar which supports them in all their endeavors. Aika gameplay innovations have not gone unnoticed. The Korea Game Industry Agency (KoGIA) awarded Aika
the prestigious 2009 Best of Show: Prime Minister Award, Player Choice: Best Online Game, and Best Game Design & Scenario.
“Aika Online represents
many tremendous advancements for PvP-centric MMORPGs. The game engine has been custom designed to support 2,000 simultaneous players in a single, real-time battlefield—a
remarkable technical achievement. Players choose to become a citizen of one of five nations, where they can siege each others’ capitol fortresses, raid rival nations’
enchanted relics, and compete in a variety of warfare scenarios. Not only must players manage these tactical objectives, but they must also remain vigilant of greater
strategic goals. Players determine multinational alliances, the workings of their nations’ economies, and the governance of their citizens. Beneath these innovative
elements, Aika contains the core features of a premier MMORPG: dungeon instances with multiple difficulty settings, raids, a comprehensive crafting system, and an immersive
storyline with over 1,000 quests. We look forward to debuting Aika deep and unique world to Western players!” —œ Patrick Paik, Marketing Manager, Gala-Net, Inc.