Seoul, Korea– Thursday, November 12th, 2009– A third and final closed beta event for the fantasy MMORPG Karos Online will take place on the 27th and 28th of November, NHN Corporation announced today. "Karos Online will complete its closed beta phase by the end of this month," said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. "We're planning a third weekend event for the last weekend in November that will differ quite a lot from what players have been able to experience in the game so far. I won't give too much away just yet, but if you've been wondering just how powerful characters in Karos Online can get, you won't want to miss the last closed beta weekend!" For all up-to-date information about the game, including beta tester registration, please visit www.karosgame.com .
Additionally, NHN Corporation has also confirmed that the first beta event for the Turkish version of Karos Online, called Son Destan, will run from the 27th to the 29th of November. More details about Son Destan are available on the game's official website at www.karosgame.com/tr .
Karos Online is scheduled to release in English in Q4 2009. German and Turkish versions will follow in 2010.
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. An English release is scheduled for Q4 2009, with German and Turkish versions to follow.
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 clashesand 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 are now available on the official website at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the closed beta test continues.
Karos Online features
• Breathtaking 3D graphics and combat action effects
• 5 different races and 9 original classes, evolving into 36 different specialized classes
• Dynamic, evolving dungeons with shifting paths and surprises
• Guild wars, territory control and large-scale castle siege battles
• Alternate Fletta level progression system
• Elaborate mining, fishing and crafting system
• Small client size (760MB) and low minimum PC requirements
• Keyboard and mouse control both available
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.