Fans of the popular Ragnarok manga series who haven’t yet explored its parallel interactive universe can now do so free of charge. TOKYOPOP Inc. and Gravity Interactive have joined forces to offer a 15-day free trial of Ragnarok Online. A complimentary game CD will be bundled with select volumes of the manga series at Barnes & Noble bookstores.
Inspired by Norse mythology, the Ragnarok manga features a shifting ensemble of swordsmen and sorcerers in a quest to change the world. This year, the property became the first Korean manga to inspire a Japanese anime series.
The massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Ragnarok Online takes the concepts from the manga series to the next level with multiple characters to control, numerous enemies to battle and various worlds to rule. At present, the game is available in more than 100 countries. More information can be found at http://iro.ragnarokonline.com.