Karos Online launches Friday April 9th with new zone and updated features

Seoul, Korea– Wednesday, April 7th, 2010– The wait is nearly over: NHN Corporation's free-to-play MMORPG Karos Online launches commercially this Friday, April 9th, and the new game client is available now at www.karosgame.com ! Featuring a brand new item shop, additional server and many fixes and feature updates, starting on Friday Karos will offer both new and experienced players a greater depth of play than ever before.

Gameplay for guilds has been enhanced with a new guild levelling system, and guilds reaching level 3 will be eligible to purchase powerful guild skill scrolls that give combat buffs to all members for a limited duration. Mine Takeover PvP has also been improved, with unlimited mining rights and extra income for victorious guilds.

There's also a new high-level zone to discover at launch: scenic Seron Island in southern Asmara has a lot more in store for intrepid adventurers than just great views -- it's teeming with goblins, undead and a whole host of previously undiscovered creatures including raging Hellbiests and fearsome Magma Giants!

Don't forget, all the action kicks off this Friday, April 9th! Sign up at www.karosgame.com now for all the latest news and community info, 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 scheduled to launch in Q2 2010, with a German version to follow later in the year.

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.

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