Bluehole, developer of the popular MMORPG, TERA, today announced it has successfully concluded the first pre-alpha test for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the open world strategic shooter produced in collaboration with PLAYERUNKNOWN, creator of the fan-favorite “Battle Royale” game modes for ARMA 3 and H1Z1. Over 600 players participated in the test sessions, with overwhelmingly positive feedback on the game’s progress after just four months of development—particularly with regard to the project’s core gameplay, responsiveness and stability. Additional tests will take place every six to eight weeks as the game advances.
En Masse Entertainment, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering great games and exceptional service, is excited to announce the launch of Revenge of the Kaprima, a Halloween event for its popular action MMORPG, TERA: Rising for PC. Starting today and running until November 4, players can look forward to the return of the fan-favorite Fane of Kaprima dungeon. The great goat demon, Kaprima, is tougher than ever, but defeating her now yields greater treasure, including designs for the Devastator set, Unsteel weapon fragments, and broken Unsteel armor plates. Players can reach the Fane of Kaprima dungeon on Mistmoor Island or via Instance Matchmaking.
En Masse Entertainment, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, today announced the intense third person shooter, Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR), for PC. Set in an alternate world where the invention of portal technology has lured cross-dimensional creatures to Earth and humanity finds itself under attack, ZMR pits gamers against a bevy of hostile foes. Players will fight back with guns, guts, and gear for an edge-of-the-seat, take-no-prisoners shooter experience. Currently in development from Yingpei Games, formerly known as Epic Games China, ZMR will launch free-to-play on PC this summer.
En Masse Entertainment™, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, announced today that player accounts for the North American version of TERA™: Rising, the next evolution of the award-winning action MMORPG, have risen to over 1.4 million users following its February launch as a subscription-free game with new content. Player participation has jumped sharply, with a massive 10-fold increase of maximum concurrent users compared to before TERA’s subscription-free evolution. To celebrate this success and share the rewards with players, the company is announcing Dracoloths Rising, a five-day event to hunt big-ass monsters for special drops and prizes.
“We’ve been blown away by the waves of players logging into TERA, and we’re seeing amazing growth in both registrations and daily users. It’s always great to eclipse the one-million-player mark, and at our current rate, it won’t be long before we hit two million,” said Chris Lee, CEO of En Masse Entertainment. “This success is pushing En Masse even harder to deliver more content and improve our service, so stay tuned!”
TERA: Rising’s game-changing transition to cost-free gameplay isn’t the only thing attracting new and returning players. The action MMO launched with a substantial number of new features, including the epic, high-level Crucible of Flame dungeon, the Champions’ Skyring 3v3 PvP battle arena, and new game servers, giving players the choice of joining a fresh server or one with a longstanding community. Upcoming content includes a 20-person raid for hardcore players, an expansive 20v20 battleground and the introduction of the innovative, player-driven alliance system, scheduled for summer 2013. You can also expect to see ongoing additions and constant improvements.
To celebrate the success of the TERA: Rising launch, En Masse is bringing out the big monsters. From March 20 through March 24, dracoloths will appear all over the world of TERA. Players who group up to defeat these big-ass monsters can earn high-level consumables and gear.
The recipient of multiple industry accolades, including “Best PC Game” at E3 and “Best Combat” at PAX, TERA gives players the best of both worlds: MMO depth delivered with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA: Rising, players actively aim, dodge and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats. Players join a united federation to save the world and can also participate in the game’s forward-thinking political system, through which they wield power based on their in-game political prowess or PvP combat skill. New players can enjoy standard status for free with no level cap or content restrictions. Anyone who purchased the game will gain permanent founder status with special privileges. Elite status is available for players who want to further customize their gameplay experience.
For more information on TERA: Rising—or to start playing for free—please visit TERA-online.com.
En Masse Entertainment™, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, today announced that its award-winning action MMO, TERA™, will be available without a subscription starting in February, giving players flexibility on how they want to enjoy the game. TERA: Rising requires no upfront payment, and provides an in-game store as well as elite status options for players who wish to customize their experience. New players will enjoy standard status with no level cap or content restrictions, while past and current subscribers will receive permanent founder status with exclusive privileges. Any player may opt to purchase elite status, which confers a wealth of benefits, in 30-day increments.
To celebrate this next chapter of TERA, En Masse Entertainment will be launching new in-game content, including a wave-based dungeon and a PvP battleground map that introduces a new way for players to test their skills against each other. The multi-stage Crucible of Flame dungeon challenges players with a series of epic, high-level battles culminating with a new boss fight against the immense Cyclops. This dungeon offers varying rewards based on performance. Additionally, more competitive players can take off in Champions’ Skyring, an all-new three-versus-three PvP battleground with some of TERA’s best PvP gear at stake.
“With TERA: Rising, we created a fresh, action-oriented play style that is centered around allowing players to take control of their actions on the battlefield,” said Chris Lee, CEO of En Masse Entertainment. “We feel the time has come to offer the same level of control in how they invest in the world of TERA, so we are offering a tiered approach that includes a compelling free option, to accessing the game.”
Standard players will have full access to TERA’s wealth of in-game content with two free characters per server. They are not subject to level caps and will experience no restrictions to content, time, or level. In recognition of their early adoption to the game, players who purchased TERA will gain founder benefits, including eight character slots, four bank tabs, a “Founder” title, the exclusive Terminus mount, and much more.
Available in 30-day increments for $14.99, elite status grants players extra dungeon rewards, 10 bonus quests per day, a daily delivery of items and boosts, an elite mount, in-game store discounts, waived brokerage registration taxes, and more. Elite players will find that their status pays for itself through free items and discounts, let alone in-game perks.
While non-elite players will not benefit from the same perks as their Elite counterparts, they will experience game content, character growth, holding political office, and other in-game determinations of status and power exactly the same way all players have since the game launched. They can also choose to buy most items available to elite status players on an a la carte basis from the in-game store or trade broker.
The recipient of multiple industry accolades, including “Best PC Game” and “Best MMO” at E3, TERA gives players the best of both worlds: MMO depth delivered with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA, players actively aim, dodge, and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats. Players join in an alliance to save the world from ravaging armies who threaten to destroy the very gods who hold it together. Players can also participate in the game’s forward-thinking political system, through which they wield power based on their in-game political prowess or PvP combat skill.
En Masse Entertainment, the company behind the highly acclaimed action MMO, TERA, is celebrating Halloween with almost two weeks’ worth of spooky in-game events for players to enjoy. Beginning today, TERA players will be able to participate in exclusive Halloween-themed events, which will remain live in game until November 5.
With Masquerade Mayhem, tricks and treats are aplenty. Players will be able to get their tricks by throwing pies at Gourdo, a pumpkin NPC floating from town to town. Pies are collected by slaying monsters in game, with TERA’s famed Big-Ass Monsters dropping the most pies—each pie gives a chance to win a collection of random in-game items, including one of three ghoulish Halloween-themed in-game masks. Show Gourdo no mercy!
It wouldn’t be Halloween without a treat, and players are getting a tasty snack in the form of an all-new dungeon. Their objective in the dungeon? Protect the candy at all costs! If players successfully protect their candy basket from waves of marauding monsters of the macabre, they will be rewarded with Halloween cake, which gives the chance to unlock rare in-game items.
For more information, please visit the Masquerade Mayhem event site: http://tera.enmasse.com/
En Masse Entertainment, the company behind the highly-acclaimed action MMO TERA, is pleased to share early details surrounding the game’s biggest update yet, which will be available to players free of charge next month. A new game video outlines some of the upcoming features and is available now.
TERA is all about action-oriented combat, so this update will improve certain classes to make them more versatile on the battlefield. Warriors are now more effective as tanks, pulling threat from enemies while still dealing quick damage, and the burly lancer has increased agility to help avoid attacks. Players will be able to test these new skills against each other in Fraywind Canyon with the addition of the all-new battlegrounds, where users from different servers will clash in fierce 15-on-15 battles for in-game supremacy.
Players will also find new dungeons, including the dark and sinister Argon Corpus, the colorful and vibrant Sirjuka Gallery and the ultimate face-off against the argon queen herself in Manaya’s Core. Players will need to be at their best to fend off her relentless attacks. Players will also experience an expanded 10-person raid for the first time in the Nexus Traverse, with some of the biggest and baddest BAMs the world of TERA has ever seen. Look for more details surrounding this exciting update over the next month.
Lauded for its action-oriented, real-time combat and massive MMO world, TERA continues to entertain masses of players looking for a new game experience. TERA is developed by Bluehole Studio™, co-produced and published by En Masse Entertainment in North America, and distributed at retail by Atari. For more information on TERA, please visit TERA-online.com.
En Masse Entertainment™, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, celebrates the launch success of its award-winning action MMO, TERA™, by offering a free seven-day trial to new players. TERA sets a new standard for MMOs by delivering true action combat for players who want a more exciting, skill-based alternative to conventional online RPGs. Newly revealed game data shows that players are averaging more than four hours of play on a daily basis. Their enthusiasm makes this the perfect time to expand the game’s audience with a downloadable trial for new players to sample the game with no financial commitment.
“We are thrilled that the unique experience of TERA’s true action MMO gameplay is resonating so strongly with our players,” said Chris Lee, vice president of publishing at En Masse Entertainment. “Now we want to open up to new players curious about the game with a free one-week TERA trial, as we’re confident if you play, you will stay.”
Some facts and figures from the first weeks of play since TERA’s launch:
The recipient of multiple industry honors and accolades, including “Best PC Game” and “Best MMO,” TERA is a new breed of online game. For the first time, players can get the best of both worlds: the depth of a traditional MMO combined with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA, players actively aim, dodge, and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats. After creating a character, players will join in an alliance to save the world from ravaging armies who threaten to destroy the very gods who hold the 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™, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, announced today that its award-winning action MMO, TERA™, has shipped to retail stores in North America and is now available for an MSRP of $49.99. TERA sets a new standard for MMOs by delivering true action combat for players who want a more exciting, skill-based alternative to the repetitive gameplay that typifies conventional online RPGs. The innovative PC roleplaying game can be purchased in standard and collector’s editions at retailers and online stores.
With a focus on contextual combat and an emphasis on position and timing, TERA is a new breed of online game. For the first time, players can get the best of both worlds: all the depth of a traditional MMO with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA, players actively aim, dodge and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats.
“TERA ushers in a new era of true action MMO gameplay that advances the online roleplaying genre,” said Chris Lee, vice president of publishing at En Masse Entertainment. “It’s time to move past yesterday’s repetitive combat mechanics and embrace a more intense and deeply immersive approach to MMO gaming, where every player is actively engaged in skill-based combat and the most savvy players rise to the top through an innovative political system.”
Players will begin their journey through TERA’s world of savage beauty by creating a highly customized character from any of seven races and eight classes. After creating characters, they will join with an alliance of all races to save their homelands from ravaging armies that threaten to destroy the very gods who hold the world together. TERA also introduces a revolutionary political system in which players wield power in a province based on their in-game political prowess.
Two collector’s editions of TERA are available—a traditional boxed edition and a digital download. The digital edition will grant players unique in-game items, including the Regal Frostlion mount for in-game travel, along with two valuable necklaces: the level 15 Velik’s Bloodstone necklace and the level 40 Shakan’s Bloodstone necklace. The Digital Collector’s Edition is available for $59.99.
Available in limited quantities, the physical Limited Collector’s Edition includes all of the in-game items from the digital edition and also includes collectable items such as a Letter of Marque, a canvas world map, a field guide, a Valkyon Federation-issued compass and a game soundtrack, all for $79.99. All versions, including the standard edition, include 30 days of game time. Additional game time is available for $14.99 per month.
TERA is developed by Bluehole Studio™, co-produced and published by En Masse Entertainment in North America, and distributed at retail by Atari. For more information on TERA, please visit TERA-online.com.
En Masse Entertainment, the company behind the action MMO TERA™, is thrilled to officially open the world of TERA this weekend to customers who have pre-ordered the game. Starting at 8 a.m. PDT this Saturday, April 28, pre-order customers will be able to participate in TERA’s Head Start program. This program thanks early purchasers by allowing them to begin their journey through the game’s dynamic and exciting world—where they can experience the intense action of TERA’s contextual combat system and battle big-ass monsters—for an extra weekend before launch. The Head Start program allows players to advance to a maximum level of 38 until the level cap is pushed to the full-feature level of 60 at midnight PDT on May 1 when TERA officially ships.
Pre-order customers who played in TERA’s open beta test last weekend will be granted access to their characters from the open beta as well, allowing them to continue their journey uninterrupted. For information regarding TERA launch events, please visit the game’s launch schedule page.
In preparation for the May 1 launch of its intense action MMO, TERA™, En Masse Entertainment is excited to host the game’s open beta weekend, which takes place from Friday, April 20 to Monday, April 23.
Players who want an early taste of TERA’s beautiful world and visceral combat can try the game’s all-new playable prologue. As the game begins, the first explorers to the mysterious Island of Dawn are shipwrecked and attacked by demons the moment they land. Players reach the beach, then struggle to regroup before the demons descend upon the survivors.
From the beach, players join a group of soldiers who have ventured up the cliffs to attack the demons directly, learning the basics of swimming, jumping, and climbing along the way. Then they dive into TERA’s contextual action combat and learn the importance of using skill rather than stats to take down enemies, including one of the game’s fearsome big-ass monsters, the kumas.
As players level up and move through the game’s world, they will join an alliance of races fighting to save their world from destruction by the menacing and vicious argon invaders. During open beta, players will be able to progress their characters as high as level 32, and if they pre-ordered TERA, their characters will continue into the launch version of the game come May 1. Pre-order customers will also have access to TERA’s Head Start period taking place from Saturday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 1.
En Masse Entertainment, the company behind the upcoming action MMO, TERA, is coming off a fantastic PAX East, where the company showed off TERA’s action combat and MMO depth to consumers and media. For those unable to attend the show in-person, En Masse Entertainment has put together a recap video of the action-paced demo showed at PAX East, as well as some new details that were unveiled.
At PAX East, En Masse Entertainment revealed, for the first time, world-class voiceover talent that is present in the world of TERA. Familiar to fans of modern Sci-fi, TERA’s cast of celebrities includes Michael Hogan of Battlestar Galactica fame and Claudia Black from Farscape and Stargate SG-1, whose characters in TERA will guide players through pivotal moments in the game’s plot.