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Allods Online

Phase 1 of the European closed beta begins this Thursday.



DUBLIN, Ireland – November 17th 2009 – The Fantasy Space Opera MMORPG Allods Online, developed by Astrum Nival and published by Gala Networks Europe is one of the most anticipated online games of the year. After months of waiting, a limited number of European fans will be able to enter the world of Allods on November 19th at 1500 GMT. During the first phase of closed-beta testing, players will be limited to the first 19 levels of the game. The game will be opened to more and more players during successive testing phases before the official release of the game in early 2010.

Allods Online is the “AAA” MMORPG combining the deep experience of Astrum Nival, creators of Heroes of Might & Magic V, and Gala Networks Europe, one of Europe’s leading publishers of free online games. During the past month, tens of thousands of European players have registered to participate in the beta test on the official website and participated in contests to grab an access key. The wait is almost over for fans of Allods Online as they will be able log in when servers open on Thursday 19th of November.

Once granted access to the beta, players from English, French and German communities will be able to enter the unique server, named “Isa” after the homeland of the Gibberling race. Testers will be able to play up to level 19 on both League and Empire sides, with no race or class restrictions.

Upon completing the tests required for the first phase of the Closed Beta Test, all characters will be erased and the game will be unavailable until the start of the second testing phase. Although the game will only be available in English for the first testing phase, French and German dedicated servers and clients will be available during the second phase.

The beta game client is already available for download on the official website of Allods Online http://allods.gpotato.eu, and players can still register their interest in the beta at http://en.allods.gpotato.eu/ad/ to gain access to the upcoming phases of testing. Allods Online will be released in English, French and German versions in early 2010 on http://www.gpotato.eu.

Beta keys are also available at the official Facebook page at http://facebook.com/allodsonline-en and at the official Twitter page at http://twitter.com/allodsonline_en .

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a free, full blown MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe with player-built and player-controlled astral battleships, creating a new dimension of co-operative game play. Join one of 2 factions at war in the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available. Customise your character and pet via the rich creation system and level up by completing over 1500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way in dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online features Faction vs. Faction, Players vs. Environment, and Ship vs. Ship mechanisms. Be ready to explore the Astral space on board of your own ship, and if piracy sounds like the life for you, Have at it! – http://allods.gPotato.eu

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica and Allods Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 2,000,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in autumn 2009. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available next winter while "Project 9" will be released in 2010.

About Astrum Nival

Founded in 2006, Astrum Nival, formerly known as Nival Online, is the leading developer and operator of free to play client-based online games in the Russian Federation and the CIS. Also the exclusive Russian operator of Perfect World, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded as Piratia™ in Russia), the company develops rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges and fun for international audiences. Its first announced title is Allods Online, the epic MMORPG continuation of the globally acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). Astrum Nival is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russian Federation. Additional information is available at www.astrumnival.com

Social Networks

French Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr

German Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de

English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en

English Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en

French Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr

German Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/allods

PR Contacts: media@gPotato.eu

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