Aeria Games Acquires Cronous for North American Release

July 16, 2008

Aeria Games Acquires Cronous for
North American Release

Free-to-play PC game publisher,
Aeria Games has acquired Cronous — the classic MMORPG game developed by Lizard
Interactive for distribution in North America.

Aeria Games will add Cronous to its
portfolio of free MMORPG games such as Shaiya and Last Chaos to offer a release
that may have a different appeal to players. Cronous is a more traditional
MMORPG game that has game play which is familiar to original Dungeons & Dragons
and Diablo fans. Players can choose from classes such as Fighters, Valkryries
(like Rogues), Magicians (like Wizards) and Savages (like Barbarians). Game
characters gain special attacks and magic spells specific to their classes
through leveling.

Around the world, Cronous attracted
players for its massive amount of content including over 100 maps and dungeons
as well as quests with variable storylines that are affected by the player’s
actions. Aeria Games is confident that Cronous is a game that can occupy its
players for a long, long time.

The exclusive North American release
of Cronous through Aeria Games will be free-to-play with no upfront or monthly
costs. Special in-game items and decorative equipment will be available for
optional purchase using Aeria Points — the universal currency on the Aeria Games

Cronous will be available for beta
testing in July 2008 and release is expected for August 2008. More information
is available on the Cronous Web site at