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Durham, USA– November 12th, 2008– Funcom is proud to announce that‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’ will be launching in Korea. Online media publisher Neowiz Games will be responsible for publishing the highly acclaimed massively multiplayer online game, and will be working closely with Funcom in producing an adapted and fully localized Korean version. Neowiz Games will act as a full service provider, handling everything from distribution to customer service and community management.
“Bringing‘Age of Conan’ to Korea is something we have wanted to do for a long time now,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.“This is a very exciting and highly dynamic market, and we know that Korean gamers are amongst the most active online gamers in the world. With their solid legacy in online gaming, Neowiz Games is one of the most successful and knowledgeable companies in the market and we are very pleased to be working with them.”
“We are very excited to introduce the world class large scale MMORPG,‘Age of Conan’ with it’s popularity and great reputation in the industry“ says Neowiz Games CEO Choi, Gwan-ho.“This will be the first large scale MMORPG for Neowiz Games and the both companies will also work tightly together to adapt and implement a fully localized game for Korean users”
The Korean release of‘Age of Conan’ will include all updates and content added to the game after the US and European launch. It is also important for both Funcom and Neowiz Games to adapt the game to the local market, and the two companies will work closely together in making sure‘Age of Conan’ meets gamers’ expectations. A release date for the Korean version of‘Age of Conan’ has not yet been finalized.
‘Age of Conan’ launched in May this year and immediately topped sales charts around the world. It has received more than thirty magazine covers and more than fifteen major awards, including numerous "Best MMO of E3" awards and the "Best Online Game of Show" award at GC 2007. The game has received numerous glowing reviews, including a 9.4 score from US website GameZone.‘Age of Conan’ is a key title in Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, as well as a showcase title for nVidia thanks to its jaw-dropping graphics.
For more information on the game and instructions on how to order your copy today, visit www.ageofconan.com.
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ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT NEOWIZ GAMES - Neowiz Games is a leader of the Korean game industry with the portal Pmang that attracts over 8 million unique visitors a month and the social networking site SayClub with tens of millions of users. Neowiz Games has internal development capacity of nearly 300 developers with the wholly owned development studios Thingsoft and Pentavision. With this phenomenal development and publishing platform, in addition to licensing games from 3rd party developers, Neowiz Games has published great franchises such as FIFA Online, Special Forces, A.V.A., Slugger and Crossfire for over 10 years. Electronic Arts has recognized Neowiz’s leadership in online games with the unprecedented partnership in developing online versions of the EA’s sports franchises with FIFA Online 1 and 2, NBA Street Online, and moving beyond sports with Battlefield Online. Neowiz Games is now aggressively expanding their publishing operations with the acquisition of GameOn in Japan, branch offices in China and the United States. Worldwide, Neowiz Games operates and licenses over 50 games in Asia, North America and Europe. Please visit www.neowizgame.com to learn more about Neowiz Games.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.
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