Seoul, Korea– Thursday, March 25th, 2010– "Karos Online -- The War Begins!" Following a very productive beta test, NHN Corporation is very happy to announce that its free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Karos Online will launch commercially on Friday April 9th with an additional server, revamped official website and brand new cash shop, where players can purchase items to make their game experience more convenient. Karos Online will be taken down on April 5th to prepare for the release, and a short outage is planned for the official website at the same time in order to launch the updated version. The game servers will reopen on April 9th with richer gameplay than ever before, and lots of improved features. Following the commercial release, NHN will be continuing its commitment to improve and develop Karos Online in response to player feedback, with frequent updates to the game.
The Karos Online official website is hosting several special events this week to celebrate the launch: Drop In and Win a great prize just by logging into the website daily in the run-up to release, and cast your vote in the Name That Server poll to christen Server #2. Got a funny, tragic and/or awesome story to share about Karos Online? Earn your moment in the spotlight (and maybe a little something extra!) for sharing Fan Fiction in the forums. Many more activities and events are planned for the Karos Online launch, so for all the latest game and community news, visit www.karosgame.com , become a fan of Karos Online on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karos-Online/78475753869, and/or follow @KarosOnline on Twitter.
Karos Online - Stunning 3D Action Fantasy MMORPG
Karos Online ( http://www.karosgame.com) is a brand new free-to-play fantasy MMORPG developed by Galaxy Gate (lead developers of Laghaim and Last Chaos), to be published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. The English and Turkish versions are currently in open beta, with a German version to follow in 2010.
In Karos Online, players take the role of a hero determined to defeat the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior. Through questing, guild clashes and mass PvP, they enter the fight for domination over the world's vital energy source, Fletta. Fletta provides the basis for the game's unique and complex alternate progression system; alongside traditional leveling within the game, Fletta energy can be used to increase stats, give buffs, buy resources and enchant items.
With a strong RPG component, wide range of class skills and fantastic visual combat effects, Karos Online offers a rich player experience and an exciting end-game for guilds, including castle sieges and resource control points. There are a variety of dynamic dungeons to explore, with shifting paths and surprises to challenge players as they progress in level. The economy is well-developed, with mining, fishing and crafting elements, and a consignment system for storage.
Karos Online offers rare graphical quality for its small client size, has low minimum requirements, and will be accessible to a vast range of computers. Videos demonstrating graphics and gameplay, in addition to detailed game information, are available on the official website at www.karosgame.com.
Karos Online features
• Free-to-play MMORPG
• Stunning 3D Graphics
• Massive guild-based PvP&castle sieges
• Shifting, unpredictable dungeons
• Fishing, mining and item crafting
• Majestic mounts
About NHN Corporation
NHN Corporation (KOSDAQ KOSPI: 035420) was established in 1999 and is currently the leading multi-national internet company in Korea, operating internet search portal and gaming services in Korea, Japan and China. Its products include Naver, Korea’s largest search portal with more than 17 million unique daily visitors, and leading Korean portal Hangame, which brought KRW 366.7 billion (206 million€) in revenue in 2008, a 51% increase versus 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.nhn.com/en.