Seoul, Korea– 4th of October 2010 – NHN Corporation, Korea’s top internet company, and Russia’s leading online games publisher NIKITA.Online have signed a license agreement to operate Karos Online in Russia and the nine countries of the CIS . Supported by over 18 years of experience from NIKITA.Online, players in these territories will soon be able to enjoy the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG supported by top quality service and infrastructure.
‘We have proudly agreed to publish Karos Online in Russia. It was an obvious decision,’ said Stepan Zotov, CEO of NIKITA.Online. ‘NIKITA.Online is one of the leading publishers in Russia, and NHN Corporation is one of the major players in the online games industry. We feel that this cooperation will create positive momentum for both parties, as well as delivering a great product to the Russian market,’ he said.
Dongmin Lee, Director of International Business at NHN Corporation in Seoul, comments: “ Russia and the CIS is a very important territory for online gaming, and we are happy to partner with NIKITA.Online as we are confident they will be able to make the best out of Karos and provide a good service to its community of users."
Karos Online will be available in a fully-localized Russian version in the coming month, including all the latest updates to the game. For more information on the Russian/CIS version of Karos Online, please visit http://www.nikitaonline.ru/en .
For more details about update features and special offers, and for all the latest game and community news, visit www.karosgame.com , join Karos Online on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KarosOnline , and/or follow @KarosOnline on Twitter.
Karos Online - Stunning 3D Action Fantasy MMORPG
Karos Online ( http://www.karosgame.com) is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG developed by Galaxy Gate (key members of the development team for Laghaim and Last Chaos), published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. The game is currently playable in English and Turkish.
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 is 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 Key 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.nhncorp.com/eng .
NIKITA.Online is the first company which developed and released its own MMORPG ( Sphere) in Russian. The game’s release marked the birth of the Russian online games market. At the moment NIKITA.Online’s portfolio includes Karos, Rappelz, 4Story, Dragon Knight, Fantazium, Sphere, Sphere: Reborn, House 3, Sphere-2 and browser-based WebRacing. All titles are serviced through the GameXP platform ( www.gamexp.ru ).
Since NIKITA.Online was founded it has developed over one hundred different games and localized over fifty foreign projects for the Russian market. NIKITA was established in 1991 and now has two offices in Russia, one in Moscow and one in Rostov-on-Don. For more information, please visit http://www.nikitaonline.ru/en .