K2 Network's Sword Of The New World™: Granado Espada Unleashes An Unforgettable New Event

IRVINE, Calif.– (October 11, 2007)– K2 Network, Inc. ( www.k2network.net), an online game publisher today announced details of the exciting new experience within its epic Age of Exploration MMORPG Sword of the New World: Granado Espada.

Sword of the New World: Granado Espada, the heroic MMORPG, has more to offer than initially meets the eye. Delve deeper and while you become immersed in its breathtaking graphics, large scale maps, a game full of surprises and mysteries will unfold. Hidden dangers, treasures and fame present themselves to those that seek to become one with the world, and profit and advancement by some unusual means will follow!

As recalled by Ambassador Vartigus, an intriguing and poignant tale tells of Captain Sharffenberger, a smart and wealthy man courted by royalty who wanted him to marry one of their daughters. His heart however belonged to another, a love from his youth who was never forgotten. Adelaide Rosecraft captured his heart and they forged an unrivaled unity but she was sent to a far away land never to meet again. Their last night together they embraced passionately and both vowed never to forget each other…

Roderick Sharffenberger followed in his father’s business and in his thirties he became captain of his very own ship, St. Augustine, left by his father. Throughout all these years he kept the eternal secret close to his heart and never gave up his endless search for his true love. Then unexpectedly he received a letter from Adelaide expressing her desire to meet him at Porto Bello. He hastily sets sail but a dark storm engulfed his vessel and while the sea raged, he made a pact with the darkness, to grant him and his crew life so that he may see Adelaide one last time.

Though his intentions were good, compromising with the dark side of life could reap no real rewards and now Sharffenberger roams the sea, undead! Coming ashore, looking for his lost love, he kills, unmercifully everything that stands in his path.

This sad but poignant event to some, takes place 3 times a day on every world for gamers to become part of. There are different level ranges for the event but all players can log in and participate. When Captain Sharffenberger dies he drops loot and random players who participate are awarded costumes (items that change their character’s appearance) for their efforts.

A Tale of Love and Gain!

Don’t miss this unforgettable event-- Log on, sign up and be a part of the World’s Greatest Free2Play™ MMORPG!

For more information about Sword of the New World: Granado Espada please visit http://www.swordofthenewworld.com

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About HanbitSoft

HanbitSoft, established in 1999, is one of the largest online game publishers in Korea as well as in Asia. After establishing itself as the No. 1 publisher in Korean PC game market, HanbitSoft has continuously invested in developing and publishing excellent and promising online games. HanbitSoft has a broad portfolio of online games ranging from casual games to high-end MMORPG’s, either developed in-house or by external development studios such as Studio Mars (Neo Steam) and imcGAMES (Granado Espada). Most of its games already have been introduced in the Asian market as well as in the North and South American market. For example, PangYa, a fantasy-themed online golf game, is now in commercial service in more than 12 countries including Japan, USA and Brazil. Now, HanbitSoft is focusing on pioneering overseas online game markets in an effort to be a“global leading publisher.” www.hanbitsoft.com.

About imcGAMES

imcGAMES was established in 2003 and strives to Impress, Motivate and Connect by creating the highest quality games to make a deep impression. Second, they seek to imbue in their games a passionate and perpetual sense of motivation. Third, they foster new connections to enable relationships for each person who plays their games. imcGAMES is staffed by people dedicated not only to making players happy, but also to enjoying their work. www.imc.co.kr

About K2 Network

K2 Network publishes and services highly engaging online games and cultivates dynamic player environments. The company puts Gamers First™ by giving them free access to its compelling titles, supporting its amazing communities, offering creative pricing models and updating its games based on community feedback. K2 Network currently has 10 million registered users and offers War Rock, Knight Online, Global MU Online, Red Stone and Sword of the New World: Granado Espada. K2 Network has an operational presence in the United States, Korea, and India. More information can be found at www.k2network.net.


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