Ragnarok Origin begins its closed beta this week. Pre-registration is open now, and there are several tiers of goodies to be unlocked by registering to test out the game.
The closed beta is set to run from September 23rd through the 27th, and this will be the first chance to get in on Gravity's reimagined classic for the current mobile age. Ragnarok Online has been a favorite for many years, and its enduring legacy looks to be very present in this update. The team seems to be going for that feeling of nostalgia along with a refreshed system that not only allows for a robust mobile experience, but adds and changes features that let you play your way.
The team at Gravity is certainly going for that nostalgia but with updated 3D art and the flavor of exploration and adventure, the large cities and worlds you might remember from Ragnarok Online, along with modern customization, new additions, and the advantages of a mobile MMO. One of the best options looks to be the flexibility in how you're able to play. MMORPGs do feel great when you have your adventuring party with you all exploring together, but sometimes you're looking for a group or playing solo. Ragnarok Origin will let you recruit mercenary NPCs to explore and battle with you. This is a good idea for making mobile MMORPGs friendlier for a variety of people and how they want to, or are best able to, get in and play.
Those who pre-register will get some special bonus items. The first tier is for everyone, and will grant a Ring for a starter stat boost, 3x boxes of Potions, and a Gym Pass, which expands inventory. There are additional tiers to unlock through registration, with even better items available if the unlock levels are reached.
Pre-register here for the Ragnarok Origin closed beta