Never get to attached to an upcoming game title in this industry, as it can change at the drop of a hat. Webzen
has renamed MU Chronicle R
to the somewhat-less-unwieldy MU Rebirth
and announced that the title is now accepting sign-ups
for its closed beta test.
is a remake of MU Online
with a heavy PvP emphasis. The level cap will remain at 400, although Webzen says that it is significantly speeding up the leveling process so that players will hit that number in two hours. Yes, you read that right. This plays into the "rebirth" feature, which allows players to go back to level 1 while retaining gained stats.
The closed beta test of MU Rebirth
will run from July 3rd to the 10th. Webzen will be hosting a global PvP tournament
during the test, although details for this contest are forthcoming.
[Source: Webzen press release]