Seoul, Korea–Thursday, September 3rd, 2009– More details have emerged from NHN about the Player-Versus-Player (PvP) gameplay in its upcoming MMORPG Karos Online. The game is currently undergoing rapid development as NHN responds to player feedback from the first Closed Beta event, which took place at the end of August, generating a lot of interest and participation from the community. The dates of additional Closed Beta Weekend events will be announced shortly, and players possessing an access code for any Closed Beta Weekend may continue to play in future phases. Karos Online is scheduled to be released in English during Q4 2009, with versions in German and Turkish to follow later.
PvP features strongly in Karos Online, and is very tightly linked to the social and economic system of the game. Players who enjoy PvP can choose from a variety of experiences, all rich with opportunities to show off their skills and write their own histories in-game.
- <*> Guild alliances and rivalries : In Karos Online, every guild leader can register other guilds as either allies or enemies. All members of the guild can then immediately recognize these players as friends or foes, and decide to help them or kill them on sight when they meet in the world of Asmara. Expect the game of alliances and rivalries to be intense and political!*> <*> Mine takeovers : The precious mines where players dig for the magical energy Fletta become vulnerable to takeovers once each week, and guilds can fight over them in massive PvP battles. The victorious guild earns the privilege to control the Fletta resources of the region, and decides when the next takeover will be (within a timeframe of 4 to 7 days).*> <*> Castle sieges : After commercial launch, regular castle siege battles are planned in Karos Online, allowing hundreds of players to experience truly epic warfare!*>
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 siegesand 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.