Gravity Interactive and TokyoPOP Inc. are teaming up to provide a complimentary copy of the popular massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Ragnarok Online with select volumes of the Ragnarok manga series at Barnes & Noble. The bundle will be available at all 600+ Barnes & Noble locations and includes a free 15-day trial to play the game. The official press release is below:
|TOKYOPOP AND GRAVITY GIVE FANS FREE RAGNAROK ONLINE TRIAL WITH PURCHASE OF RETAIL MANGA SERIES|
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Dec. 9, 2004 - TOKYOPOP Inc. and Gravity Interactive are teaming up to provide fans of the hit manga series Ragnarok the chance to play Ragnarok Online free for 15 days. A Ragnarok Online complimentary game CD will be bundled with select volumes of the Ragnarok manga series at Barnes & Noble, the United States largest bookseller with more than 600 stores nationwide.
The Ragnarok manga features a shifting ensemble of swordsmen and sorcerers in a quest to change the world inspired by Norse mythology. Since its inception, Ragnarok has become one of the top-selling manga series of all time. The series achieved a new milestone this year, becoming the first Korean manga to inspire a Japanese anime series.
"TOKYOPOP is delighted at the opportunity to partner with Gravity on this very cool promotion," said Rob Tokar, TOKYOPOP, senior editor. "We are continuously seeking new ways to enhance the interactive experience of our manga readers, and nothing could be more perfect than to delve into Ragnarok's multi-layered world through the rich online game."
The massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Ragnarok Online takes the concepts from the series to the next level with multiple players, worlds and enemies to control, attack and rule. At present, Ragnarok Online is distributed in more than 100 countries, making the game a true global phenomenon.
To find out more about Ragnarok Online, visit http://iro.ragnarokonline.com.