Aeria Games and K2 Networks have come to a publishing agreement that sees one of the largest MMO publishers in the world gaining rights to one of the largest MMOs out there right now. K2 Networks, better known as the parent company for the hugely popular GamersFirst, owns the publishing rights to Runes of Magic, but Aeria is stepping in to distribute the game in key MMO territories.
This isn't the first MMO that Aeria has bought the rights to in order to distribute in Latin America...Shaiya and Perfect World are two other games that they have bought the rights to publish in the key Latin territories, enabling them to garner huge profits from the deal.
Lan Hoang, Chief Executive Officer, Aeria Games commented in the press release, saying...
“We believe emerging markets will continue to rise in importance for Aeria Games as we commit to growing our global community of power players,”. “Runes of Magic is an excellent title that offers dynamic MMORPG gameplay and deep class customization options, so we’re excited to be adding it to our portfolio as it will help to further extend our presence in Latin America and Turkey.”
Runes of Magic joins Aeria's already illustrious portfolio, which includes games like Dynasty Warriors Online, Metal Assault, Eden Eternal and Shin Megami Tensei Online, further helping them strengthen their grip on the MMO genre.
Exact publishing dates for Runes of Magic in Spanish, Turkish and Portuguese speaking territories has yet to be disclosed. However I imagine it won't be long before Runes of Magic heads into CBT for Latin Americans. You can learn more about the deal and other games published by Aeria Games by visiting the Official Website.