HanbitSoft sent us over a press release this afternoon announcing that Hellgate Global's servers have been "saturated" since it entered open beta on June 30th, suggesting that the official relaunch of Flagship's action RPG will go well for the company. No date is given, though percentages of how the international community is broken down are provided:
Hellgate Servers Packed with an International Audience
Hanbitsoft reveals user percentages by country
Seoul, South Korea - August 1, 2011
Hellgate Global, the exciting rebooted MMORPG in which players fight to fend off the legions of hell, has been received with thunderous popularity since it released in Open Beta on June 30th. Only a month after its release, the servers have already been saturated, and every day there are hundreds of players from all over the world waiting in line for a chance to play. Fortunately, Hellgate Publisher T3fun has accommodated their fans' needs, and users are now able to log in and play with minimal wait time.
Right now, 28% of Hellgate's user base resides in Germany, closely followed by the United States (13%), Russia (11%), Brazil (9%) and Australia (7%). However, American users may soon be given the opportunity to step up in this ranking: a YNKi channeling service will be provided in the United States starting on August 1st, giving still more players the chance to take part in this epic battle.
(This game is only able to exist because of all of its outspoken supporters,) Hanbitsoft CEO Kee Young Kim said. (Hellgate was a fantastic game, but it was only with the support of all of its fans that we were able to bring it back from the dead. Hellgate Global is a testament to the idea that you should never give up on a truly great game.)
To find out more about Hellgate and to sign up for the OBT, visit http://hellgate.t3fun.com.
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Hellgate is an action RPG that allows you to play in a first-person or third-person perspective. Set 27 years into the future, an ancient prophecy made centuries ago has come true and the gates of hell have opened. Demons have overrun the world of man and roam our lands, destroying, pillaging and killing humans. With the world above ground abandoned, dark and burnt to hellfire, humans are forced into hiding to protect what remains of their race while making plans to take back a world that was once theirs. In the game, mankind escapes to the underground system under the sprawling metropolis of London. Prepare for a struggle for survival in a world that has become hell.
About T3 Entertainment
T3 Entertainment is a major Korean MMO developer and publisher of online games with branches in Korea, Great Britain, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Its name was established in the Asian market with the blockbuster hit 'Audition' and has been quickly expanding since, with over 300 million current users in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. With a large work-force and skill in the development of online games, T3 Entertainment has won a (Best Game of the Year) award on numerous occasions for its various titles. In conjunction with HanbitSoft, the company operates an online games portal consolidating its latest and most popular Free-to-Play MMO titles, found at www.T3Fun.com. For more information about T3 Entertainment, please visit www.t3.co.kr.
About HanbitSoft Inc.
HanbitSoft Inc. is one of the largest online game publishers in Korea as well as in Asia. HanbitSoft has continuously invested in developing and publishing excellent and promising online games. HanbitSoft has broad portfolio of online games ranging from casual games to high-end MMORPG's, either developed in-house or by external development studios such as Joy Impact (WYD and MMORPG AIKA) IMC Games (Granado Espada), etc. HanbitSoft games have reached out to more than 40 countries including Europe and Brazil and it is focusing on pioneering overseas online game markets in an effort to be a (global leading publisher.) For more information, visit www.hanbitsoft.com.
Formed in April 2008, Redbana Corporation is the North American publishing arm of Korea's leading videogame developer and publisher, T3 Entertainment. With the considerable support of its parent company, Redbana ultimately aims to take a place among the elite interactive entertainment studios in the North American market by offering the most high-quality and entertaining online games in the world that appeal to a wide audience of consumers. The company has released Audition Online, a rhythm-based online dance game with more than 300 million registered players worldwide, and most recently launched CardMon Hero, a popular Korean card-summoning MMORPG, while continuing development on the fast-paced hack-and-slash MMORPG Mythos. For more information about Redbana, please visit www.redbana.com.