30 th of September 2013, Moscow — Seoul. — Russian version of popular MMORPG Rappelz reached its fifth birthday. In order to properly mark this significant date Russian publisher NIKITA ONLINE held a series of large-scale festive events.
At its official Russian release in September 2008 Rappelz ( http://www.rzonline.ru/) was the first overseas massively multiplayer role-playing game in NIKITA ONLINE’s publishing portfolio. In five following years Rappelz secured its place among the Russian company’s most popular titles. By now the game boasts almost four million-strong overall audience. Russian Rappelz also became one of the most successful versions of the game in terms of market performance (besides Russia, CIS and the Baltic states it’s represented in more than 30 states).
“Six years ago we made online games our primary business. In many regards it’s due to our first success with Rappelz that we managed this strategic step so smoothly,” says NIKITA ONLINE’s CEO Stepan Zotov. “In the current year we set two more game servers online. Backed by our Korean partners and our dear users Rappelz continues to grow and to improve. To all these people I address my sincere congratulations!”
The celebration campaign designed by NIKITA ONLINE started two weeks ago. Currently there is no single user left without a gift. At the summit of the festive events dated to the game’s fifth anniversary in Russia an offline party was held. Live Internet streaming from the club was arranged for those gamers who couldn’t attend the party. Viewers were also granted an opportunity to test their knowledge of the game’s lore in the interactive quiz.
“Dear Rappelz fans! Please, accept our warmest congratulations on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Rappelz in Russia! We believe that we owe this long-lasting success of our game to your love and interest at the first place. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Russian game community. We will do our best to improve and develop the game by constantly putting new significant content into it. We will try hard not to disappoint you. Thank you very much for your loyalty and support,” says Gala Lab. CEO Hyunsu Kim.
The developers will proceed to fulfill their words with a launch of a large-scale update planned for this year’s December. Three more updates of similar significance are going to contribute into Rappelz fantasy universe diversity in the next year.
NIKITA ONLINE was founded in 1991 and became the first game company in Russia. It has two offices — in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. Currently NIKITA ONLINE operates in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states with 17 titles: 4Story, Asda Story 2, Divine Souls, Dragon Knight, Avatarika, Karos Online, King of Kings 3, Rappelz, World of Dragons, Sphere, Sphere: Reborn, Dragona Online and browser-based I, the Feudal Lord, Lost Magic, FUBAR, The Panic Room: Outrage and The Kingdom.. The company has developed more than 100 titles and localized more than 50. Today there are more than 10.5 million unique users registered in NIKITA ONLINE’s projects. For more information, please, head to www.nikitaonline.ru.
Gala Lab, established in South Korea in 2002, is one of the largest and most respected Korean publishers and developers of online games. Russian-speaking players are well acquainted, above all, with their large-scale project Rappelz.