San Jose-based online game publisher, (, run by OnNet USA), announced today it will begin the closed beta test for its newest game, Asda Story, that will be launching in the U.S. market later this fall.

The closed beta session will commence on July 15, 2008 and will run for one week only.

The closed beta will be hosted by Gamescampus at

Gamers are invited to join the closed beta by going to the official website at where they can create an account and sign up to participate.

"We are very pleased to release this captivating game to our players for closed beta testing," said David Chang, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for "Asda Story has long been anticipated and we are proud to enter this new phase in development prior to the official launch in the U.S. market this fall.

We will continue to adjust and fine tune the game based on the feedback we receive during the closed beta test in order to ensure that our players have an excellent game experience."

Based on a colorful, bright and cheerful world, Asda Story is a free to play exciting fantasy-style anime 3D MMORPG game that features a unique 'Soul Mate System.' The unique party system offers two players the ability to align to become 'soul mates' and allows them to wear unique costumes and use special skills. Another key feature of the game is the 'Real Costume System,' which gives players some of the most extensive personalization and design options ever seen in an MMORPG.

Both unique systems ('Soul Mate System' and 'Real Costume System') were credited for helping to generate a high female user ratio for Asda Story (more than 20% of the total players are female) when launched in Korea and Japan. With these systems, players are able to personalize the design of their items and make the look of their characters stand out. is expecting to see similar ratios with females for the launch of Asda Story in the United States.

In addition to the unique systems, Asda Story contains several key features that also make it stand apart from other MMORPG's:

- Various interwoven community systems lead to a great degree of player interaction that increase in complexity and number from Soulmate to Party to Clan to Camp.

- Unique Sowel items make costume play possible and allow for maximum customization and playability of items and armor

- Huge amount of game content with unique whimsical graphical style that includes instanced dungeons, vast maps and an incredible number of different armor sets and weapons.

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