Hellgate Will Open For Play This Year In The U.S., Closed Beta In June

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More than a year ago, HanbitSoft announced they were resurrecting online PC RPG, Hellgate: London, following the closure of original developer, Flagship Studios, founded by ex-Blizzard staff.


Namco Bandai held the property rights to Hellgate: London, which HanbitSoft acquired. They renamed the title Hellgate: Resurrection, overhauled the game with new content, and began operating it in Korea under a free-to-play model, then announcing plans to release it in other territories.


HanbitSoft made their U.S. announcement today. The game, now simply called Hellgate, will launch as a free-to-play MMO in closed beta from June 3rd – June 5th. The full game will be launched sometime later this year.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.