Asheron's Call 2 is the sequel to Turbine Entertainment's Asheron's Call, and features different content and gameplay dynamics than its predecessor. As with the original AC, AC2 sets players on the planet Auberean, where a cataclysmic event has changed the continent of Dereth. Players represent the survivors returning to their homeland to reclaim and restore the land. The game was originally shut down in December of 2005, but has been revived by Turbine with a new active beta server.
Turbine is being flooded with questions from a thrilled Asheron's Call 2 player base and media outlets due to yesterday's announcement that the game would be reopening. We have an official statement from the good folks at Turbine that we'd like to share.
Turbine has announced that a new Asheron's Call 2 server has opened up and that the game is free to anyone with a current Asheron's Call subscription or who purchase a key and subscribe. They were not able to restore old characters to the Dawnsong server, however.