Lineage II will be free to play in the coming months, and now players can get a chance to check it out by participating in the EU Open Beta. Go to www.lineage2.eu to sign up.

From the press release:

    An exciting new chapter has opened for Lineage II in Europe! Innova is now welcoming players into the open beta for its new free-to-play European service for Lineage II, complete with dedicated English language servers and the game’s biggest content expansion to date, Goddess of Destruction. Registration is now open at www.lineage2.eu, and all the latest information about Lineage II and Goddess of Destruction can be found there in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Turkish.

    The Goddess of Destruction update ushers in a new era for Lineage II, with improved graphics, 4x faster levelling and character advancement, eight new specialized classes, fearsome and challenging new bosses, unexplored zones and much more – a revamped world and over 400 hours of brand new gameplay are now available in one of the world’s most successful competitive MMORPGs, all unrestricted and completely free.

    Innova has also confirmed their plans to release localized versions of Lineage II, with a complete service offering including native language player support and community management.

    “Lineage II is already played and loved by millions across the world, and with our free-to-play service many more will be able to discover Lineage II at its very best withGoddess of Destruction,” said Gevork Sarkisyan, CEO of Innova. “Our challenge is to provide Europe with the best quality gaming experience, tailored to the needs of each territory, completely free to play.”

    The first two localized versions are planned for release early next year.