Online game operator THQ*ICE LLC today announced plans for its Preview Beta Test and that it has selected Hypernia as its online hosting provider for its debut title, Dragonica Online. Dragonica Online, a free-to-play, micro-transaction-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, merges 3D side-scrolling, fast-paced combat and a comical, yet devastating, skill system and is scheduled for its first public beta offering May 29.
Developed by Barunson Interactive, Dragonica Online is scheduled to launch online and at retail this fall. Gamers looking to get a hands-on sneak peek of the game can register for the Preview Beta Test at dragonica.thqice.com, currently scheduled for May 29. In addition to offering beta test accounts to registered members, THQ*ICE is hosting several Preview Beta contests on its official forums.
“Dragonica Online is our first online offering, and it’s critical to ensure our players have a seamless experience right from the start,” says Eddie Chen, CEO of THQ*ICE. “As a premier
leader in MMO games hosting, Hypernia and its flexible hosting solutions is an ideal partner for us.”
Adds James Vallord-Costa, CEO and co-founder of Hypernia: “We are proud to partner with THQ*ICE and look forward to supporting Dragonica Online. The joint venture of THQ and ICE Entertainment creates an exciting foundation for new MMO experiences, and we look forward to supporting future titles.”