In the early days of F2P MMORPGs, cute anime-inspired MMOs ruled the land. Much like the dinosaur however, this breed of MMO has seen a steady decline as F2P became more widely accepted in the west and MMO developers begin to branch out towards new themes. Among the tides of change, developer X-Legend has persisted, launching several of the most popular anime styled MMOs in the last few years. Their latest title, Aura Kingdom, was just released in the West today under publisher Aeria Games and goes a long ways towards proving Anime MMOs are still alive and kicking.
Having just completed its closed testing phase, where Aeria announced players logged nearly 1,000,000 hours of gameplay, Aura Kingdom’s open beta is now available to everyone. If you happen to jump in during the Open Beta, Aeria Games is currently hosting special events each day of the week including special boss summons and a game of hide and go seek with the devs. Participating in these events will earn the player a host of prizes including Loyalty Points (used in Aura Kingdom’s cash shop).
More information can be found regarding Aura Kingdom’s Open Beta by visiting the official site here.