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Emil Chronicle Online

Emil Chronicle Online (Japanese: エミル・クロニクル・オンライン), often referred to as ECO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Headlock and published by GungHo. It was first released in Japan on November 24, 2005 for Microsoft Windows. Gravity purchased the worldwide distribution rights for all regions except Japan from GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. in November 2005.On December 18, 2006, Infocomm Asia Holdings licensed the game for release in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Currently, there is no set release date for this version. On January 17, 2007, The9 licensed the game for Mainland China. On May 9, 2007, Gravity partnered with NHN Corp. to bring "Gravity Zone", a portal website which will eventually "offer up to 12 online games and "Emil Chronicle Online" will be the first online game offered through "Gravity Zone" commencing from the end of May 2007".Run Up has obtained the distribution rights for Malaysia and Singapore from Gravity. Run Up launched the official Malaysia and Singapore web sites for the game on July 3, 2009. Run Up had a closed beta test for the game from July 8, 2009 through July 22, 2009. An Open Beta is scheduled to go live on September 30, 2009. However RunUp has decided to close down the game after one year.For Indonesia WaveGame has obtained the distribution rights from Gravity. WaveGame had a Closed Beta Test from July 23, 2009 through August 6, 2009. The Open Beta has also gone live as of August 27, 2009. The game was also closed down after 3 years on October 4, 2012.Emil Chronicle Online, otherwise known as ECO, was first published back in 2005. Since then, the various overseas servers have closed due to publisher mismanagement, with only the Japan server standing tall. Recently, GungHo Online Entertainment announced the Japanese server will be shutting down on August 31 2017, citing the impossible task of keeping up with modern players’ demands.

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