Seoul, Korea–Friday, September 11th, 2009– NHN has confirmed that many changes are being made to their upcoming MMORPG Karos Online in response to feedback from European players. They expect the changes to be very well received, and more details will be revealed shortly. Today, more information has been released about Mining and Fishing in the game, and players can experience these in the next Closed Beta Weekend event. Beta signup is now open at www.karosgame.com, and dates for thenext Weekend event will be confirmed very soon. Players possessing an access code for any Closed Beta Weekend also have free access to future ones. Karos Online is scheduled to be released in English during Q4 2009, with versions in German and Turkish to follow later.
In Karos Online, Mining and Fishing are key activities that enable players to gather components they can use to craft items.
Once trained in Fishing, players can use fishing rods to fish in dedicated bodies of water in the world of Asmara. A variety of fish can be caught that may be sold to merchants, used as crafting ingredients or traded to the Fishmonger NPC in return for a chance to win special and Fletta Gem items through a lottery system.
Armed with Mining picks, players can dig in designated areas to find many different ores and gems that can be sold to vendors or used to craft weapons, armour and other items. Fletta Gem Shards can also be mined and used for crafting powerful Fletta Gem items that evolve with your character. The mine areas are also central to guild-vs-guild PvP, and subject to weekly takeovers by enterprising guilds.
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 by NHN. 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 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, a consignment system for storage and an auction house.
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 (KOSDAQKOSPI: 035420) was established in 1999 and is currently the leading multi-national internet company in Korea, providing 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.