SANTA CLARA (August 15, 2010) – ChangYou.com (US), Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) in North America, announced today Sword Girls, an all-new anime online collectible card game (CCG), will enter its closed beta phase on October 12, 2011. The first trailer is available for viewing on the official website at www.SwordGirlsOnline.com.
Developed by Zeonix, renowned creator behind popular online trading card games (TCG) Fantasy Masters and Ragnarok TCG, Sword Girls takes the CCG experience to new heights with its visually stunning anime design and strategic game play that will entice both veteran players and newcomers alike. The game features over 500 uniquely drawn playable cards that can be collected through the innovative card crafting system. Players gather crafting materials by competing their way through dozens of dungeon levels against computer opponents or by challenging other players to online duels. Sword Girls is free to play for everyone and works on any Flash enabled web browser. Players can expect frequent content releases that will bring along new cards and new game features.
"We are thrilled to partner with the talented developers at Zeonix in bringing Sword Girls to our western audience," said Jeffrey Shen, Producer on Sword Girls. "Closed beta will give players a sneak peek at the game’s unique content and, at the same time, allows us to fix any critical bugs in the process. Access to closed beta will be limited and players who sign up on the official website will have a chance to receive a beta code."
"Sword Girls is a truly unique online collectible card game that fuses charming anime characters, fast game play and deep strategies in one complete package," said Jaehyuck Park, Lead Designer at Zeonix. "By combining our expertise in developing the best online TCGs and ChangYou's vast experience in publishing online games, players can look forward to a fun and addictive online CCG this holiday season."
In celebration of the Sword Girls closed beta launch, ChangYou.com (US) is giving away the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 16GB tablets to selected lucky fans who register on the game's official website at www.SwordGirlsOnline.com. Registration begins today and will end on October 12, 2011. Additional information about the promotion can be found on the Sword Girls Facebook fan page at www.Facebook.com/SwordGirls.
About Changyou.com (US)
ChangYou.com (US) is a publishing subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU) located in Santa Clara, California. Originally started as the MMORPG business unit of Sohu.com in 2003, ChangYou.com became a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007. As a leading publisher of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games in North America, ChangYou.com (US) has published multiple MMORPGs, including Blade Wars, Dragon Oath and Zentia. More information about the company can be found at us.changyou.com.
Zeonix is a leading developer of PC online games based in Seoul, Korea. Since 2003, Zeonix has created some of the most critically acclaimed online trading card games, including Fantasy Masters and Ragnarok TCG. The partnership with ChangYou.com (US) to release the upcoming Sword Girls in North America demonstrates Zeonix's continuing efforts to establish its global presence. More information about Zeonix can be found at www.Zeonix.com.