Codemasters Online Gaming today announces that it has secured a license agreement from CCR, Inc. of South Korea to extend the distribution of RF Online to mainland Europe. The title, already one of the most successful massively multiplayer online games in the Far East, will be published simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe in Q1 2006 for PC.
RF Online (Rising Force Online) delivers a supremely rich gaming experience that has already attracted over 1 million players in the Far East since its launch last year and was recently identified as the "most anticipated MMORPG" at mmorpg.com*
Seok-Ho Youn, CEO, at CCR, Inc, commented:
"We have witnessed Codemasters' commitment to MMO games and we are pleased to award the license for the remaining European territories to the organisation. We are confident that Codemasters Online Gaming will be a leading MMO publisher in the West and we're looking forward to being a part of its success."
David Solari, Director of Codemasters Online Gaming, said:
"The response we've received from the RF Online community has been amazing and it has already attracted a surprisingly large following throughout Europe. Given that, until now, the title was not promoted across mainland Europe indicates there is a huge market for RF Online. This extension to our distribution agreement ensures that the game will be a major event in the Western MMO calendar when it launches in 2006."
With stunning in-game visuals and jaw-dropping character and environment detail, RF Online is an incredible next generation MMO game. It features a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action and sees players engaging in the most epic battles ever seen in a MMO role-playing game.
RF Online is set to launch in Q1 2006 and will be published and operated in the US and Europe by Codemasters Online Gaming. For all the latest on the game, including the latest images, movies and to sign up for the Beta Test, visit www.rf-onlinegame.com
ABOUT RF ONLINERF Online is an epic mix of traditional fantasy MMOG mixed with unique futuristic sci-fi action to bring an entirely new and original take on the existing MMORPG genre. Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, RF Online sees you take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions and leading your character into the final battle for control over the entire Novus galaxy.
RF Online will deliver a unique approach to Player versus Player gameplay, utilising one of the most advanced combat systems of any MMO title. Full-scale battles break out daily as thousands of players engage in deadly wars - the reward of victory is high: the winning race gains control of the game world's most valuable mine and its precious resources. Each race has its own characterisation, with skills and abilities taken from both traditional fantasy and science fiction.
Players can join the Bellato Union and take control of their incredible Mech battle units, the like of which has never been seen before in any MMO game. Alternatively, give your allegiance to the Holy Alliance Cora, a mystical and fantasy-orientated race, or sign up to the mighty Accretia Empire, a futuristic robotic race intent on pillaging resources and spreading devastation across the entire Novus sector with their advanced weapon systems. RF Online for PC, launches in the US, the UK and Europe in Q1 2006. For more information, visit the official website at www.rf-onlinegame.com
* Source: www.mmorpg.com as of 3/1/06 (The most anticipated MMORPG)