Karos Online launches Friday April 9th featuring events and item shop

Seoul, Korea– Thursday, April 1st, 2010– The highly-anticipated commercial release of NHN Corporation's free-to-play MMORPG Karos Online is just around the corner on April 9th, and NHN is kicking it off in style with celebratory events and goodies to drool over!

Following the grand server re-opening on April 9th, players will be able to loot Celebration Cakes while hunting in Asmara, which can be consumed for super speed buffs, traded to other players and used to complete a quest for one of three fantastic items: a 12-slot Leather Bag, a handy Job Specialization Certificate or a rare White Tiger mount!

There are also treasure-filled Gift Boxes waiting for those who fight to reclaim Tokens of Honor from the goblin hordes ravaging Lupinel, and that's not all: throughout April, all characters on the new server will become eligible to win generous prize bundles containing potions, mounts and other items -- just for leveling up!

Finally, all new characters will automatically receive a special Newbie Potion Pack to get them off to a great start in the game. These packs will also be available from selected partner websites -- details will be posted at www.karosgame.com in early April.

April 9th also marks the opening of the shiny new Karos Online item shop, where players can choose from a selection of helpful items, including:

Protection Stones which prevent the loss of weapons and armor from failed enchantment

Protection Capsules which prevent the loss of items upon death

Guardian Angels to reduce experience loss upon death

Mortuary Tablets for resurrecting on the spot

'Lucky' Fishing Rods and Mining Picks for increased chance of gaining multiple fish and ores

• A variety of Potions including Strength, Recovery, Rejuvenation and XP Boost

The Karos Online launch is sure to be a memorable event, so don't forget to mark your calendars -- that date again is April 9th! There's lots more to come, so for all the latest game and community news, visit www.karosgame.com , become a fan of Karos Online on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karos-Online/78475753869 , and/or follow @KarosOnline on Twitter.

Karos Online - Stunning 3D Action Fantasy MMORPG

Karos Online ( http://www.karosgame.com) is a brand new free-to-play fantasy MMORPG developed by Galaxy Gate (lead developers of Laghaim and Last Chaos), to be published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. The English and Turkish versions are currently in open beta, with a German version to follow in 2010.

In Karos Online, players take the role of a hero determined to defeat the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior. Through questing, guild clashes and mass PvP, they enter the fight for domination over the world's vital energy source, Fletta. Fletta provides the basis for the game's unique and complex alternate progression system; alongside traditional leveling within the game, Fletta energy can be used to increase stats, give buffs, buy resources and enchant items.

With a strong RPG component, wide range of class skills and fantastic visual combat effects, Karos Online offers a rich player experience and an exciting end-game for guilds, including castle sieges and resource control points. There are a variety of dynamic dungeons to explore, with shifting paths and surprises to challenge players as they progress in level. The economy is well-developed, with mining, fishing and crafting elements, and a consignment system for storage.

Karos Online offers rare graphical quality for its small client size, has low minimum requirements, and will be accessible to a vast range of computers. Videos demonstrating graphics and gameplay, in addition to detailed game information, are available on the official website at www.karosgame.com.

Karos Online features

• Free-to-play MMORPG

• Stunning 3D Graphics

• Massive guild-based PvP&castle sieges

• Shifting, unpredictable dungeons

• Fishing, mining and item crafting

• Majestic mounts

About NHN Corporation

NHN Corporation (KOSDAQ KOSPI: 035420) was established in 1999 and is currently the leading multi-national internet company in Korea, operating internet search portal and gaming services in Korea, Japan and China. Its products include Naver, Korea’s largest search portal with more than 17 million unique daily visitors, and leading Korean portal Hangame, which brought KRW 366.7 billion (206 million€) in revenue in 2008, a 51% increase versus 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.nhn.com/en.

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