Aeria Games has announced the start of Open Beta testing for Aura Kingdom, their new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with a gorgeous anime art style.

The open beta comes right after several closed testing periods in which thousands of players were able to get a first taste of Aura Kingdom’s rich world and styled gameplay. During the course of Founder’s Beta, Closed Beta, and Stress Test, players collectively created over 170,000 characters and logged nearly 1,000,000 hours in the game, that’s pretty impressive. Now the gates are opening to everyone to help finish testing before Aura Kingdom goes live.

“We’ve seen an incredibly positive response and outpouring of enthusiasm from our community after Aura Kingdom’s Closed Beta,” said Tom Nichols, Vice President of PC Games, Aeria Games. “Now we’re happy to finally announce that players all over the world can experience for themselves this great game from our fan-favorite developer X-Legend.”

Game Masters will be on hand to run in-game events every day throughout Open Beta. These events will range from huge monster and boss spawns, to contests to snap a screenshot of a GM running at superhuman speed. The events offer valuable in-game items and currency as prizes. For new players, there will be welcome sessions during which GMs focus on answering player questions, as well as live tutorials on their

Aura Kingdom is free to download, and play. Players can enter Azuria now at the official site.