Massively multiplayer online games are a huge part of Korea's $3.8 billion gaming industry, but the country's previous exports in the genre haven't generated quite the same buzz or fanbase as they enjoyed back home. Codemasters is hoping to buck that trend with this week's American and British releases of RF Online (Rising Force Online), a sci-fi MMO from Korea-based CCR, Inc.
RF Online is set in the far-off galaxy of Novus, where three factions are in a galactic struggle for supremacy. Players can choose from the mystical Holy Alliance Cora, the technology-centered robots of the Accretia Empire, or the Bellato Union, which lets players take control of mech units. The game will focus on large-scale player-versus-player combat, with support for battles involving thousands of players.
RF Online is rated T for Teen and retails for $49.99, with a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 (with the first month free). For more information on RF Online, check out GameSpot's latest preview.