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  RAGNAROK ONLINE 2 OPEN BETA TEST RESCHEDULED
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12/28/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

MEDIA ADVISORY

December 28, 2012

Contact:

IAN PURNOMO

MARCOMM MANAGER, ASIASOFT ONLINE

+65 9008 4538; ian.purnomo@asiasoftsea.net

            ALVINIA LEE

SENIOR MARCOMM EXECUTIVE, ASIASOFT ONLINE

+65 9792 9656; alvinia.lee@asiasoftsea.net

WHAT:           Asiasoft Online ("Asiasoft") today announces the rescheduling of Ragnarok Online 2’s Open Beta Test ("OBT") to 3 rd January 2013.

Initially slated for commencement on 27 th December 2012, the OBT was met with overwhelming response from players across the globe, resulting in severe congestion of the game servers and websites. After careful and deliberate consideration, Asiasoft has decided to reschedule OBT to 3 rd January 2013 to ensure that all issues are resolved before the game proceeds any further and to prevent any further disappointment.

The regretful decision to reset all character data with wipe just before the servers reopen official on 3 rd January 2013 was also made in order for the publisher and game developers to be fair to the majority of players who were unable to access the game servers last night.

Mr Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft Online, has expressed his apologies on this issue with a personal message to the players on the official Ragnarok Online 2 Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/notes/ro2/open-beta-extended-to-3rd-jan-2013-a-message-from-our-chairman/144994925652540

From now till OBT, Asiasoft and Gravity Co., Ltd will be working hard to resolve all game server issues and will be performing occasional stress tests on the game. Players are welcome to participate in the testing and the stress test schedule will be released shortly. For the latest updates, please visit the Ragnarok Online 2 the Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PlayRO2 .

WHO:             Ragnarok Online 2 - the world's first English service.

WHERE:        Online

WHEN:           28 th December 2012 to 3 rd January 2013         

MEDIA:          For more information of the event, please contact

Ian Purnomo at ian.purnomo@asiasoftsea.net , +65 9008 4538, or

Alvinia Lee at alvinia.lee@asiasoftsea.net, +65 9792 9656

About GRAVITY Co., Ltd.

Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online, mobile games. Gravity's principal product, Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, and is currently commercially offered in 79 markets. For more information about Gravity, please visit http://www.gravity.co.kr.

About Asiasoft Online

Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd in Singapore and AS Online Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, collectively known as Asiasoft Online, are incorporated as subsidiaries of Asiasoft International Co. Ltd, listed in Thailand as Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited, in 2004 and 2007 respectively.

Asiasoft Online is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing companies with a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam serving over 49.5 million registered gamers.

Asiasoft Online publishes Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Singapore and Malaysia and assists game developers to tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.

Asiasoft Online publishes “MapleStory”, “Audition”, “GetAmped X”, “CABAL Online”, “Sudden Attack”, AIKA Online", "XW Online (????)" and "Alliance of Valiant Arms".

Committed to developing the regional online gaming community, Asiasoft Online works with content developers and industry partners to entertain and engage casual gamers and netizens. Content localization, marketing and game service management are deployed by specialized and dedicated professionals, for game developers, in an integrated services platform.

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Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd / AS Online Sdn Bhd

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