En Masse Entertainment Announces Official TERA Launch Date
En Masse Entertainment, a publisher built by gamers, focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, announced earlier this morning that its award-winning and highly anticipated action MMO title, TERA Online, will launch on May 1, 2012. The upcoming release of TERA will be available in Standard and Collector’s Editions at retail and online stores. Marking a new era in gaming, TERA sets a new standard by delivering true action combat to players who want more than the stale and repetitive gameplay that exists in today’s MMOs.
The recipient of multiple industry honors and accolades, including “Best PC Game” and “Best MMO” at last year’s E3 expo, as well as OnRPG’s runner-up for most anticipated online game of 2012, TERA is a new breed of online game that combines all the depth of a traditional MMO with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA, players must actively aim, dodge and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player position and skill, not stats alone.
Players begin by creating a character from seven races and eight classes as they join in an alliance to save the world from bloodthirsty armies of monsters who threaten to destroy the very gods who hold their world together. TERA also introduces a revolutionary political system in which players wield power in their province based on their in-game political prowess or PvP combat skill.
If you’re like me though you don’t want to be stuck waiting until May to get your hands on this title. I suggest you hop on your twitter account and retweet En Masse’s original tweet about beta sign-ups. Doing so by January 30th will net you entry into a random drawing in which 25 lucky participants will be included in the upcoming beta testing! Also be sure to follow OnRPG while you’re there as we’ll be ramping up our TERA coverage and bringing you the latest news and beta coverage as May 1st draws ever closer.
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Just received word that Frogster has also announced a release date for TERA EU on May 3rd! Seth Iorio, COO of Frogster comments, “We’re truly excited to announce this release date, and the extra time that has been taken to tweak the game for the European market has truly paid off. Followers of the game and newcomers alike will have an incredibly rich, exciting and polished gameplay experience available to them on May 3rd.”
Coinciding this news, TERA EU has launched a new community page with more detailed information on the races and classes, detailed world maps, and much more. Be sure to check it out HERE and learn all you can prior to the upcoming beta tests!