If all of this has piqued your interest over the past weeks, you'll be glad to know that the game is just about ready for its first round of closed beta testing. IGG announced today that Tales of Fantasy will enter closed beta on April 13th. Existing alpha test participants will need to download the closed beta patch. If you weren't an alpha participant, just download the current client and you're all set. There are no worries about losing your beta progress either, as IGG has confirmed that they will not be deleting characters at the end of closed beta.
Full beta information as well as client downloads can be found on the Tales of Fantasy site.