Want to beta test Rockman Online? All you have to do is win a little contest... if you happen to live in Asia.
Neowiz today announced a contest in which applicants are to name two of the game's NPC characters (above). The winning entries will be awarded with a closed beta key, in addition to having their named NPCs appear in the game (UPDATE: Hit the jump below for character bios!). The official Rockman Online blog is accepting entries from now until February 26th.
Unfortunately, the contest is limited to residents living in Asia, further cementing the notion that the full game will, for the time being, remain exclusive to that region. Plans could change, but we've yet to hear otherwise.
Moreover, Neowiz have not said if they plan to offer more beta keys in the future. It remains to be seen if this will be the only opportunity to score a chance to play the beta.
Thanks for the tip, Laura!
Courtesy of PRC contributor Amunshen, here's some additional details about each character.
MALE: Born and grown up in the warlord family, this 21-year old adores Signas, the chief commander of U.C.A. He volunteered for military service and became the youngest platoon leader, credited for his exellent insight and exercise capacity. Since then, he has recently been assigned to Gaia Base.
He has a straightforward personality and handsome appearance, and has once been ranked as “the most-favored guy to be a boyfriend” by the young women around his former assigned base.
FEMALE: This 10-year old is the daughter of the regimental commander of Gaia Base. She is a prankful and energetic girl who takes on the role of leader amongst the base’s children.
She has been close to the service people in her father’s regiment, often playing around their area. As a result, she is beloved by them and acts as the mascot of the regiment. She usually acts like a boy, but also possesses a childlike side, as well as the fact she likes a handsome guy.