Square Enix announced today that the closed Beta for Concerto Gate will be available for free download via Filefront from July 1 to July 14. The MMORPG is an item-based fantasy game that is the sequel to Cross Gate, which was released exclusively in Japan. The press release follows:
San Jose, CA (July 1, 2008) - Concerto GateTM, an item-based MMORPG produced by Square Enix Co., Ltd., is finally ready to launch in North America. Square Enix fans and MMORPG players alike have long waited to play this exciting title in America and will soon have a chance to participate in Concerto Gate's closed beta test to be held from July 1 to 14. Users can go to Filefront.com to download the client software.
Concerto Gate, published at Gamescampus.com (run by OnNet USA), is the sequel to Cross Gate, an MMORPG launched in Japan back in 2001. In the game, players are summoned to the Kingdom of Fahren, a fantasy world of magic and sorcery, in hopes of becoming the legendary hero that has been foretold to save the world.
Concerto Gate boasts new and interesting features that every MMORPG player can look forward to, including the innovative "terra generating" system which allows players to change the environment's topography. For example, players can shape mountains and destroy or grow forests over a several week period of time.
"I am thrilled and excited to introduce Concerto Gate to American players. Square Enix is, without doubt, one of the most famous developers in the world, and I believe the features of this game surely live up to their reputation. Concerto Gate is a terrific addition to Gamescampus.com, the leader in item-based games" says Kevin Kim, CEO of OnNet USA.
"It is our pleasure to introduce Concerto Gate to American audiences through Gamescampus.com. We hope now that even more players can experience our game's revolutionary world and its exciting, new features such as 'Terra Generating'," says Mr. Noriaki Watanabe, producer of Concerto Gate at Square Enix Co., Ltd.