The latest Martial Arts-themed MMOG has entered Open Beta. Titled "World of Kung Fu," it's a free to play game based on traditional Chinese martial arts.
VestGame Entertainment is pleased to announce the North American launch of open beta testing for World of Kung Fu, their hit Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) on February 14, 2008. World of Kung Fu (WoKF) is an immersive 3D online world based on traditional Chinese martial arts and mythology. There is no disc to buy, no subscription fee, and is completely free to play.
The World of Kung Fu incorporates many new features, such as the ability to create personalized skill sets, found your own Kung Fu school, and has a unique system for forging weapons and armor. The game-art is drawn by famous Japanese designer Senri Kita, best known for her artwork in Samurai Shodown, as well as in other titles from SNK and Capcom. The game allows for battles between schools, and in the future there will be country to country battles as well. WoKF also incorporates many of the new elements that were tested in the closed beta version. In addition to new NPCs and new items, the item mall has been significantly expanded.
The World of Kung Fu has been quite successful here in China. It is currently licensed in over 20 cities and there are over 6 million players, said Jonathan Seidenfeld, Marketing Manager, VestGame Entertainment. The current US beta test involves over 25,000 online gamers. The outstanding in-game artwork coupled with fantastic gameplay has already engendered the creation of numerous fan sites online.