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Official Italian website launched ahead of next month's localized closed beta.

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DUBLIN, Ireland, 13th of January 2010. Gala Networks Europe, the leading online games publisher that operates the game portal, is proud to announce the launch of the free-to-play MMORPG Rappelz Italian official website. Boasting over three million players worldwide, the critically acclaimed MMORPG will be available for free to Italian players with fully localized game and dedicated servers on the official website

Rappelz is a free-to-play MMORPG taking place in a fantasy world and giving players the opportunity to tame fantastic creatures and lead them to battle. Developed by the Seoul-based NFlavor Corp. company, Rappelz has been acclaimed worldwide and is currently live in a dozen different territories, with French, German, Turkish and Polish versions available from the game portal. Rappelz recently became the first ever MMORPG to be fully localised into Arabic and Gala Networks Europe Ltd will launch soon a version for players in Italy.

The Italian version of Rappelz will be available through the gPotato portal and the official page The game will be fully translated in Italian and will be supported by an Italian team from Gala Networks Europe. The closed beta is scheduled to start during the third week of February 2010 and will last for two weeks. At the end of the closed beta phases, players who have reached the level 20 will be able to keep their name, friend list and they will receive a unique gift, for the Open Beta phase which will be commence at the beginning of March, shortly followed by the official release without any character deletion.

The Italian release version of Rappelz will feature the forthcoming expansion Ep. 6: Resurrection, adding new content and features. The pre-registration for the closed beta version of Rappelz is available at the following address: Don’t miss your chance to be the first to enter this exciting fantasy world!

About Rappelz

Rappelz is free-to-play MMORPG published in more than 11 different languages by Gala Networks Europe Ltd. The game has about 3 million users worldwide. Rappelz is set in a medieval fantasy world, which is dominated by 3 main races: Deva, Gaia and Asura. Rappelz players can go up to level 170, choosing from 27 distinct classes and taming 22 various creatures. Rappelz enthusiasts can purchase special gPotato points to use them as a virtual currency and acquire unique items to customize their characters.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. &

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 portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPG including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica and Allods Online. The portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 3 million users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in Q1 2010. Canaan Online and Castle of Heroes will be available in spring 2010 while "Project 9" will be released in late 2010.

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