SEOUL, South Korea--WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ:WZEN), a leading global online entertainment company, today announced the Korean schedule for the second stage of Huxley closed beta testing (CBT).
The second stage of testing for the highly-anticipated twitch-action massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game will take place from Dec. 13-17, 2007, in Korea. Registration for new local testers will begin in November, though gamers who took part in the first CBT will be able to participate as well.
Huxley received favorable marks as a dynamically original hyper-FPS game from gamers and media representatives who took part in the first CBT in September. The second CBT will primarily evaluate Huxley’s FPS elements through updated core battle play, as well as the complementary system stability elements.
“We’re highlighting the FPS elements in the first and second closed beta tests, and will roll out the much-anticipated MMO elements in later stages of testing,” said Nam-Ju Kim, chief executive officer, WEBZEN Inc.“I’m confident that this unique blend of MMO and twitch-action FPS game design in Huxley will have a dynamic and positive effect on the online gaming market.”
More information about Huxley’s Korean closed beta testing will be available shortly at www.huxley.co.kr.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded in 2000 and based in Seoul, South Korea, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ, and NASDAQ:WZEN) has become a leader in the MMOG market and has developed some of the world’s top online game and client/server technologies. WEBZEN is continuing the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users, with Soul of the Ultimate Nation and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the world’s game market. WEBZEN is also the first publisher in Korea to diversify into console platforms, including Xbox 360. In January 2005, WEBZEN announced its entry into the U.S. games market with a subsidiary, WEBZEN America, based in Los Angeles. For more information on the company and its products, please head to www.webzen.com.
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