Two common hurdles for gamers interested in picking up a massively multiplayer online game are cost and an existing user base that sports equipment and stats well beyond the reach of a newbie. Neither of those factors is a consideration for Acclaim's new Dance! Online and 2Moons MMO games.
Like all the company's offerings, both games are fee-free, but the company has announced that both entered their closed beta periods last week, so most users are essentially starting from scratch. While participation in the games is by invite only, invitations are being sent out on a first-come, first-served basis to registrants at the official Dance! Online and 2Moons Web sites.
Neither game has been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, but Acclaim specifically warns that 2Moons was designed for those 17 and older. Acclaim has yet to nail down an official release date for either title.