December 18, 2009 - NEXON Europe, a world leader in free-to-play multiplayer online games, announced today that their first person shooter Combat Arms, surpassed one million registered users in less than one year of service since its official launch in January 2009. By hitting this milestone, Combat Arms has proved its popularity as a formidable online FPS accommodating both the core FPS fans and casual gamers.
“Hitting the 1 million user mark within the first year of service is a remarkable achievement for a free-to-play online FPS title, especially in today’s saturated European market” said Sung Jin Kim, Director of European Business at Nexon Europe.“Most importantly, we’ve seen a very steady growth in registrations during the path of Combat Arms service which reveals its good potential and consistent appeal to the European gamers.”
The success of Combat Arms in Europe echoes the global success the game has achieved with over 4 million players worldwide.
But what makes this game so special to European users in particular?
The heavy updates have created a huge stream of fresh content to the gamers very regularly, giving them new maps, modes, and weapons which as a result has solidified its rich multiplayer gaming experience without harming it’s free-to-play nature. The abundantly available game content has no‘pay-to-play-only’ locked-up maps or premium modes which enable everyone to join the thrilling battlefields. A free-to-play game title providing updates at this level is rarely seen in the marketplace, even for subscription based games.
Adding up more to the already ample amount of game content, Combat Arms is bringing a new player-versus-zombie variant to its highly acclaimed Fireteam mode ,‘Fireteam: Cabin Fever’, where players take refuge in an old abandoned building whilst being chased by zombies after escaping the underground research centre with a virus sample. Creating a new challenge for the game, players must survive ten, fifteen or twenty rounds against the zombies depending on difficulty level while zombies become more outrageous after players survive each round.
The update will take place on December 23rd that will also bring holiday gears and gift sets for sale and many special events to Combat Arms to celebrate the milestone and the following holiday season.
To find out more about Combat Arms or to become a soldier visit http://combatarms.nexoneu.com
About Combat Arms
Combat Arms is a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter, designed for non-stop action on the grounds of various battlefields where players are recruited to get engaged with their enemies in multiple game modes. While integratingthe traditional attributes of the FPS genre, Combat Arms advances further by evolving striking features such as character customization as well as weapon modification system, enabling the players to adjust their weapons with attachments such as scopes, silencers and extended magazines. Additional eye-catching feature is the unique backpack system, which allows players to combine a set of multiple weapons from the extensive armory for a more sophisticated combat experience on the battlefield.
Combat Arms is easy to adapt for newcomers with handy control while providing deep gameplay mechanics to veteran gamers. In-game currencies and experience points are rewarded based on the number of victories and kills made, and when accumulated, it will help the players to rank up and to mount with new weapons and equipments, while having access to their actual performance stat anytime during the gameplay. Moreover, the extensive community features within the game actively support the clan system, where players can easily recruit, manage, and communicate with their clan members.
Established in 1994, Nexon developed the first graphic MMORPG, called The Kingdom of the Winds, and ever since, with its diverse and well-received titles, Nexon has quickly become one of Korea’s leading publishers of online content. NEXON has an extensive catalog of games to reach players of all ages, interests and regions of the world, and promises to bring them the most enjoyable online excitement ever experienced.
Established in March 2007, NEXON Europe is the European publishing arm of NEXON and has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG“MapleStory” to Europe in May 2007 and the successful First-Person-Shooter“Combat Arms” in January 2009.
With the upcoming launch of the anticipated 3D Fantasy MMORPG“Mabinogi”, NEXON Europe has aggravated the position of a promising publisher in Europe. For more information on NEXON Europe and its games, please visit the official website at www.nexoneu.com and our blog http://blog.nexoneu.com