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TERA to Launch in NA on May 1st, 2012

Updated Wed, Jan 18, 2012 by Martuk

The wait for Bluehole Studios’ action MMORPG TERA is slated for May according to North American publisher En Masse Entertainment. Additional details about launch and upcoming TERA beta events will be revealed in the coming weeks to launch, so stay tuned for more.


En Masse Entertainment Announces TERA to Release in North America on May 1

Upcoming Action MMO PC Game Features Intense Action Combat that Redefines the Genre

SEATTLE – January 17, 2012 – En Masse Entertainment™, a publisher built by gamers, focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, announced today that its award-winning and highly anticipated action MMO title, TERA™, will launch on May 1, 2012. The upcoming release of TERA will be available in Standard and Collector’s Editions at retail and online stores. Marking a new era in gaming, TERA sets a new standard by delivering true action combat to players who want more than the stale and repetitive gameplay that exists in today’s MMOs.

The recipient of multiple industry honors and accolades, including “Best PC Game” and “Best MMO” at last year’s E3 expo, TERA is a new breed of online game that combines all the depth of a traditional MMO with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA, players must actively aim, dodge and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player position and skill, not stats alone.

Players begin by creating a character from seven races and eight classes as they join in an alliance to save the world from bloodthirsty armies of monsters who threaten to destroy the very gods who hold their world together. TERA also introduces a revolutionary political system in which players wield power in their province based on their in-game political prowess or player versus player combat skill.

En Masse Entertainment will be releasing more information in the coming weeks on TERA’s Beta Events, which will help to ready the game for its inaugural release in North America. For more information on TERA, please visit TERA-online.com.

TERA is developed by Bluehole Studio™, co-produced and published by En Masse Entertainment in North America and distributed at retail by Atari.

About En Masse Entertainment
En Masse Entertainment is a specialist MMO publisher based in Seattle, Washington. The company’s mission is to use its expertise to bring stellar online games to new markets. TERA, En Masse’s inaugural Action MMORPG project, is being developed by Bluehole Studio, Inc. for launch in spring 2012. The close-knit team at En Masse includes experts in online technology, game production, branding, community, and localization, allowing them to bring online games to Western audiences at the highest levels of quality and cultural relevance. For more information, visit EnMasse.com.

About Bluehole Studio
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Bluehole Studio, Inc. aspires to become the preeminent global MMORPG developer through its unwavering belief in its people and its core values. Bluehole formed in 2007 with a focus on attracting pioneers and innovators with a shared vision to create the next flagship MMO for the global market. The studio’s inaugural title, TERA, has successfully launched in Korea and features a dynamic battle system, next-generation graphics, and a gamer-centric community experience. For more information, visit bluehole.net/eng.

About ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari's brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and social online platforms, PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices).

Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc. Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek™ Online, Champions™) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world.

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