The multiplayer online-focused free-to-play title Dragon Nest has recently been declared the "world's number one MO action RPG" by its developers, with the concurrent user count for all four countries (Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China) being at 800,000 with 60 million registered users. The whole of Southeast Asia will now get to check out the game for the first time on Malaysian and Singaporean-focused servers.
Shanda Games International recently announced the closed and open beta dates for this version of Dragon Nest (subtitled SEA) during an official signing ceremony between the Chinese-based publisher and developer Eyedentity Games Inc. on June 30 in The Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore. The closed beta of the game starts on July 13 and ends on July 19. The open beta launches in August; Shanda Games will announce the concrete date as the month reaches closer. Players wishing to sign up for the closed beta can do so on the official Southeast Asian site.
Shanda Games also said that Dragon Nest SEA is the "first triple A title" to be launched in Singapore with local servers and "hefty licensing costs." The publishers also announced their partners in launching the game. Cherry Credits will be handling the official payment system for the title. Dragon Nest SEA will also be a featured game in the upcoming The Gaming Expo event this September.
Dragon Nest SEA is an online multiplayer action role-playing game with a focus on four-player player-versus-environment play on instanced dungeons. The game's US and Canadian closed beta launch recently ended on June 20.