Seoul, Korea– Wednesday, October 21st, 2009– NHN Corporation announces something special in store for guilds and competitive PvP players this weekend: on Sunday, guilds will be able to experience Mine Takeovers for the first time ever, as part of the next closed beta event for free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Karos Online. The event kicks off this Friday, October 23rd and runs through Sunday 25th. "Mine takeovers are a form of guild PvP that cuts to the essence of competition in Karos Online," said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. "Fletta energy is the most valuable and versatile material available to players, so ensuring a good supply of it will become a top priority for guilds. This coming Sunday, we're pleased to offer players the opportunity to participate in a Fletta mine takeover scenario as a preview of the guild PvP action to come, and we're looking forward to receiving their feedback." As in the first beta event, guild wars can also be waged throughout the weekend, in which players can battle alongside their allies and kill members of rival guilds on sight.
If mass player-vs-player combat isn't your cup of tea, this weekend's Karos Online beta event also showcases the game's rich PvE experience: four powerful classes to play, four zones to explore and conquer including the new region of Peltrok, fast-paced instanced dungeons, mining, fishing and more. From beginning to end, there will be opportunities to win handy items that can be used in the Open Beta later this year.
Beta applications are being accepted up until the start of the event. To apply, visit www.karosgame.com , create a Karos Online account and click 'Apply Now'. If you have been accepted into a previous beta event, you will receive instructions two to three days before the event begins (there is no need to re-apply).
More details and features will be revealed as the game draws closer to launch. Karos Online is scheduledto be released in English during Q4 2009, with versions in German and Turkish to follow.
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. An English release is scheduled for Q4 2009, with German and Turkish versions to follow.
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 are now available on the official website at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the closed beta test continues.
Karos Online features
• Breathtaking 3D graphics and combat action effects
• 5 different races and 9 original classes, evolving into 36 different specialized classes
• Dynamic, evolving dungeons with shifting paths and surprises
• Guild wars, territory control and large-scale castle siege battles
• Alternate Fletta level progression system
• Elaborate mining, fishing and crafting system
• Small client size (760MB) and low minimum PC requirements
• Keyboard and mouse control both available
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.