Thursday, October 4, 2007
HELLGATE: LONDON™ Kicks off Closed Beta in Korea
Hellgate: London Closed Beta starts exclusively in Korea today
Seoul, Korea – October 4, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that Hellgate: London is starting its Closed Beta exclusively in Korea today.
The first Closed Beta of Hellgate: London in Korea will be operated for three days, and the servers will be open everyday from 4pm to 11pm until October 6th. 2,038 selected testers who survived the high competition rate of 104:1 are invited to the test.
During the test, the gamers will be able to play with six classes that had been revealed so far, and experience through Act1, which includes tutorial, Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station, the British Museum, and more. Also, systems related to items and unique party systems with diverse chatting features are also set in the game for more in-depth experience.
Hellgate: London, the premier title from Flagship Studios, was operating only small sized alpha tests mostly in North America. Until today, only limited information was revealed about Hellgate: London because there was Flagship Studios special policy that no specific information is to be open to public until the game development is perfectly finished.
“Although only limited contents are revealed this time, we think that it’s good enough to experience both various systems and in-depth quality of the game,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, “We have made our best efforts for this very first Closed Beta test, but we still feel we could have done better. Though this opportunity, we wish to get a lot of feedbacks from the testers, and make Hellgate: London better game.”
HanbitSoft has also prepared special events for the players. For those gamers who were not fortunate enough to get selected for the first Closed Beta tester, HanbitOn, HanbitSoft’s community portal site, is providing a live-internet broadcast on Hellgate: London’s Closed Beta experience. This internet broadcast will be on air from today until the Hellgate: London shuts down its first Closed Beta test. Hellgate: London fans who cannot wait for their turn to participate on the next test may be want to go see first at http://hanbiton.com/h_broadcast/main.aspx.