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Single-Player Spin-off of Ragnarok Online Coming to iOS Devices

Posted Tue, Aug 02, 2011 by Martuk

Ragnarok Online fans will be able to get their gaming fix on the go with a new iOS version of the game titled Ragnarok Violet. Set to release on August 5th, 2011, Ragnarok Violet is a single-player game that will allow you to fight against familiar monsters from the game while traveling familiar areas from its MMORPG counterpart.

The game will be available as a free download via the Apple App Store and offer a microtransaction service for potions and various other items. Check out the official press release after the break for more.


GRAVITY INTERACTIVE, INC. WILL RELEASE THEIR TOP GAME, RAGNAROK ONLINE, AS A SINGLE-PLAYER RPG FOR THE IPHONE/IPAD ON AUGUST 5, 2011.

“World-Famous MMORPG Comes to Your iPhone!”

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (August 1, 2011) – Gravity Interactive, Inc. is very proud to announce the release of their most popular and famous MMORPG as a single-player iPhone/iPad application which can be found on the Apple’s App Store on August 5, 2011.  The game will be available and free to download from the Apple’s App Store.

Starting in the capital city Prontera, you will fight against familiar monsters from the game, such as Porings, Spores and Marins! Battle through the lush landscape and collect drops that you see in the original game such as Empty Bottles, Honey and even the different colored Herbs!

Using potions fight your way through and explore dark caverns in search of quest items and tougher monsters to level up! Your pet will prove to be your friend by picking up your loot; don’t forget to feed him or he’ll run away.

Find or purchase various weapons and armor to better prepare for your battles.  Upgrade them and compound Monster cards into them for an even bigger advantage in combat!  Eventually you will be strong enough to battle it out with the iconic MVP bosses!

Completely hand-held and played on the touch screen of the popular Apple products, “Ragnarok Violet” is very easy to pick up and play.

About Ragnarok Violet
‘Ragnarok Violet’ is the iPhone version of the famous ‘Ragnarok Online’ which boasts over 50,000,000 players worldwide. Combining the award winning Action RPG ‘Ragnarok Online’ with the portability and quick game play of the mobile phone we proudly present ‘Ragnarok Violet’!

Utilizing some of the most unique and fun systems of Ragnarok Online, such as an advanced Pet system, item enchanting card collecting, cute costumes and of course exploring the expansive world of ‘Ragnarok Violet’, Violet promises to feel familiar yet all new, and all fun!  Ragnarok Violet also offers brand new ways of playing Ragnarok Online, such as improved weapon swapping, and the Item creation systems, ‘Ragnarok Violet’ has evolved this into a even more enjoyable game!

About Gravity Interactive, Inc.
Headquartered in Marina Del Rey (California, U.S.A.), Gravity Interactive, Inc. was established in March 2003 and is the U.S. subsidiary of Gravity Co. Ltd. (South Korea, Nasdaq GM: GRVY).  Gravity Interactive, Inc. is a world-renowned leader in online game publishing and operates Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) for the North American casual and hardcore gaming markets.  The company’s flagship title, Ragnarok Online, has over three (3) million North American subscribers (about 50 million subscribers worldwide) and has been joined by other titles Dragon Saga, Requiem: Memento Mori, and ROSE Online.  More information can be found at www.warpportal.com

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Free-to-play is a model that seems to be catching on quite regularly with many developers and another game you might have heard of has just joined the ranks of the free. Gravity Interactive recently announced that it has tossed out the subscription model for its MMORPG, Ragnarok Online, and not the call is out to all heroes to return to Midgard and play for free.

Players will have the option to play Ragnarok Online for free or take advantage of a VIP subscription, which will include increased experience gains, larger storage capacity, monster drops and access to special NPCs and areas. Check out the official press release after the break for more details.

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