Uforia announced today the Open Beta of Three Kingdoms which put players in ancient and volatile times. With an unusual quest system and plenty of PvP, this could be one to watch in the near future. Their press release says it all:
Uforia, Inc., a new online game
publisher specializing in massively multiplayer online games, today
announced that it is launching an open beta for its new mmo, Three
Kingdoms: The Battle Begins. The open beta will kick off at 5 PM
Pacific Standard Time today at http://threekingdoms.uforia.com. Three
Kingdoms: The Battle Begins is a new free-to-play MMO based on one of
the most well-known Asian novels of all-time.
"We had a great response to our first beta test and are happy to have
this opportunity to launch an Open Beta so players who didn't get a
chance to join the previous one can jump in and play the game as we
lead up to its commercial launch," said JK Kim, CEO of Uforia.
Players will be able to keep the characters they create during the Open
Beta for the Grand Opening later next week. Numerous bug fixes and
improvements such as new screen resolutions and tutorials have been
made to the game since the first Beta.
Three Kingdoms: The Battle Begins, developed by G-rex Soft, chronicles
the tragic last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), when the
Chinese empire was divided into three kingdoms at battle. This
important period in Chinese history became a subject of extreme and
continuing interest to historians, poets, and dramatists. Three
Kingdoms: The Battle Begins narrates this account and provides players
the opportunity to choose from 4 gripping and distinctive character
classes to help battle through 200 extraordinary levels packed with
boss monsters and their relentless followers. As players undergo the
world of Three Kingdoms: The Battle Begins, they can reshape the story
by carefully planning and executing political assassinations.
Three Kingdoms: The Battle Begins offers a one-of-a-kind quest system
that delivers missions to players while they are still in the
battlefield, maximizing the player's enjoyment of and involvement in
the battle. This unique feature enables the player to continue their
travels while having the benefit of receiving items from completing
quests. Player vs. Player (PVP) battlegrounds are available on the
hour every hour 24/7, allowing the winners of the battle to become
Lords who are granted access to exclusive skills and items. Honor
points are awarded during these battles and can be used to purchase
unique items and equipment from special merchants.
An exciting Player Kill (PK) system is also part of this epic adventure
which includes a unique "Death Note" feature. This element exists so
if a player is killed by the same opponent multiple times, the
opponent is added to the player's death note. The opponent's location
will be specified on the player's map as a blinking signal, enabling
the player to execute revenge more easily.