Dynasty Warriors Online beta now taking all comers

by: Chuck -
If you missed out on the closed beta of Dynasty Warriors Online you'll be pleased to know that the folks at Aeria Games have opened the beta up for everyone to play.  The new version of the beta adds two new mission maps, three new weapons, four new ranks, and twice as much gear as the closed beta.  The updated beta will also include the original Japanese voices which were requested by those in the closed beta.  Looks like fun if you're looking for something to play this weekend.
All-Comers Welcome to Battle in Latest from Aeria Games and Tecmo Koei and Compete for Prizes, Including New Gaming Notebook Computer


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. XX, 2010 –Spear, check! Spiked club, check! Players need to get a start on battle preparations, because the open beta for Dynasty Warriors Online is here. Aeria Games welcomes North American and European players to test their mettle in Dynasty Warriors Online, and to battle their way toward winning up to $4,000 worth of prizes, starting today.

Aeria Games opens the gates of Dynasty Warriors Online for all gamers, following the success of its closed beta testing phase. The open beta allows players to reconnect with Dynasty Warriors’ classic hack and slash gameplay only a select group of players experienced during the closed beta period.

“Dynasty Warriors Online starting open beta means one thing - the battlefields of ancient China shall be soaked in blood,” said Brian DeSanti, associate producer for Aeria Games. “Players’ reactions were off the charts during the closed beta and they’re going to need more training time to get ready for what’s coming in the open beta period.”

Players flocked to Dynasty Warriors Online during the closed beta period and now gamers will enjoy the opportunity to build and level characters which will persist into the official launch. With the guarantee of their characters in place, players can also revel in several awe-inspiring features added for the open beta phase:

• Three entirely new weapon types (Iron Sword, Tyrant Sword, Nine Tails), and two new ranks for every existing weapon
• Four new player ranks, new player guilds
• Two new mission maps, co-op quests
• Twice as much gear as before
• Original Japanese voices, by popular demand

Victorious contenders can battle to become one of the top 50 players from the Wu, Shu and Wei factions to win one of thirteen momentous prizes. The grand prize winner will receive an Alienware M17x notebook computer, while the second and third prize winners will be awarded DWO Gaming Bundles and ten runner-ups will be given Xbox 360 Controllers. For official competition rules, visit http://dynastywarriors.aeriagames.com/news/10417/open-beta-competition.

Dynasty Warriors Online is an action-oriented tactical combat game, focusing on frenetic fighting and deadly showdowns against giant hordes on sprawling battlefields. Player-created characters interact with historical generals and warriors from China’s famous “Three Kingdoms” period. Choosing from a wide variety of weapons, players defend their allegiances to warring factions and battle online to determine who will conquer Ancient China.

To participate in the Dynasty Warriors Online open beta, players must have an Aeria Games account, free from http://www.aeriagames.com. To get a head start on open beta, players can download the game now at http://dynastywarriors.aeriagames.com/download.




About Aeria Games
Aeria Games, a leading destination for online entertainment, provides an unrivaled MMO gaming experience to a growing community of more than 13 million members. The online gaming portal offers a broad selection of fun, high-quality games, including Fantasy MMORPGs, FPS, Casual MMOs and browser games. Aeria Games is committed to its position as the world’s premier publisher and portal, with high-quality, innovative content and outstanding customer service.

Based in Silicon Valley, Calif., Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 2006 and has offices in the United States, Japan, Germany and Brazil. More information about Aeria Games can be found at www.aeriagames.com.

About TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.
TECMO KOEI GAMES is a developer of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds, digital download content, as well as online and mobile games. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises and online titles such as Dynasty Warriors® Online and Nobunaga’s Ambition® Online.

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