TERA: Rising Fantasy MMO Now Free to Play in Europe
Content Update Marking the Free-to-Play Switch Includes a New Dungeon and a 3 vs 3 Arena
Karlsruhe, 05/02/2013 – Under the name TERA: Rising, the publisher Gameforge is making one of the most graphically impressive and innovative fantasy MMOs in recent years playable for free. Appearing at the same time as the free-to-play launch, the new dungeon, Crucible of Flame, and the Champions’ Skyring 3 vs 3 arena offer players many new challenges and rewards.
PvE and PvP Fun: Crucible of Flame Dungeon and Champions’ Skyring Arena
The free-to-play launch is accompanied by exciting new content for both PvE and PvP fans. There is a new dungeon, the Crucible of Flame, as well as the Champions’ Skyring 3 vs 3 arena. The Crucible of Flame offers a completely new kind of dungeon experience: As players battle against monsters and bosses at various difficulty levels, they compete for dominance in a ranking system. Challengers who reach the top levels can look forward to valuable rewards. The Crucible of Flame is also home to a brand-new boss monster – the Cyclops. Meanwhile, the dungeon’s engaging mini-games provide a refreshing change of pace.
In the Champions’ Skyring, Arborea’s adventurers can put their skills to the test in thrilling 3 vs 3 battles. The victors will be rewarded with the newly introduced Killing Spree Credits, which can be used to obtain special PvP equipment. The top ranked players here will also receive a powerful new skill. The new spectator mode allows fallen heroes to watch the battle unfold from another player’s point of view.
New Trailer for Free-to-Play Launch
For the release of TERA: Rising, Gameforge has come out with a gripping trailer which shows the graphically impressive landscapes, zones, and monsters of Arborea, as well as the innovative True Action Combat system. It also presents an overview of the new content appearing with the free-to-play launch. The trailer can be viewed at http://youtu.be/V87i1UzOfSM.
Free Users, Veterans, and TERA Club Members
The free-to-play model of TERA includes two basic account types: Free Users and Veterans. Free Users enjoy full access to all of the game content. Veteran status is reserved for those who purchased TERA before the free-to-play switch, and offers certain advantages in terms of convenience. It is also possible to join the TERA Club with membership benefits such as a special mount, a daily selection of boosts and various scrolls, and much more.
Click here for more information on the two account types, the TERA Club, and the in-game shop. More details on the new dungeon and the new arena can be found here. Those who want to take part in the free-to-play adventure can resister for TERA: Rising at www.tera-europe.com and jump straight into the fascinating world of Arborea.
TERA is a classic fantasy MMO, yet it stands out from games within its genre in some points. One such point is the so-called True Action Combat system – the first of its kind. Similar to the controls in action games, the player actively carries out their attacks and spells, instead of just pressing a key. In this way, their position in relation to their enemy is also decisive: enemies will be sighted once in the middle of the cross hairs. Even before release in summer 2012, TERA was praised by players and press alike, above all for its detailed graphics and the numerous innovative approaches, such as the novel political system.
With an impressive portfolio of 20 titles and over 300 million registered players, Gameforge is one of the leading providers of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active group of companies offer their games in more than 50 languages. Their portfolio contains client based games such as AION, TERA, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMOG), 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ. They also offer browser based online games such as the classic OGame, the award-winning Ikariam and mobile games. The company employs around 600 employees at its locations in Karlsruhe and Berlin.
Title: TERA: Rising
Developer: Bluehole Studio