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Snail Games bringing Black Gold Online to E3, open beta starts June 20

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In addition to sharing its E3 2014 lineup, Snail Games announced today that the open beta for Neo-Victorian steampunk MMO Black Gold Online will launch on June 20.

Snail will be bringing Black Gold to E3, where players can get hands-on time with the Windows PC title, exploring its in-game world and testing out its player-versus-player and larger scale faction-versus-faction battles. The company will also bring the upcoming fourth free expansion to its martial arts-focused MMO Age of Wushu, the Tempest of Strife add-on, which will add new character customization options including facial alterations and equipment engraving, a new dynamic weather system and the neutral Vagrant class.

Additionally, Snail Games will be showcasing its first in-development mobile games at E3: Heroes of Gaia, a fantasy-themed turn-based strategy title; Puzzle Heroes Saga, a match-three game with light role-playing game elements; and Tachi Panda, an action RPG focused on combat. All three games are in development for Android and iOS devices and have not yet received release dates.

"Snail Games continues its rapid ascension as a global online games leader, highlighted by this summer's blockbuster steampunk/fantasy blended game Black Gold Online, a title that pushes the boundaries of the MMORPG experience, and the fourth expansion of its first U.S. release — Age of Wushu," Snail Games China CEO Shi Hai said in a press statement. "Black Gold Online and Age of Wushu: Tempest of Strife further define Snail Games as an innovator in the MMO space. With the unveiling of mobile games, Snail Games is offering a glimpse of the company's remarkable future."