Karos Online ranked top free-to-play 3D MMORPG in Korea

Seoul, Korea– Wednesday, December 16th, 2009– Breaking news for MMORPG fans: The new fantasy online role-playing game Karos Online is the top free-to-play 3D MMORPG in Korea, as ranked by the leading Korean online gaming site GameMeca! Reaching the 15th spot in popularity amongst all Korean online games during the week of 25th November, Karos Online has kept its position as the highest-ranked free-to-play MMORPG for three weeks running. "This is a great achievement for the game," said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager for NHN Corporation, which publishes Karos Online in Europe and North America. "Korean gamers have a lot of choice and very high standards, and the current chart ranking of Karos Online reflects very well on the game's quality and potential. The English open beta kicked off successfully earlier this month, and there's much more in store for players in the new year." Karos Online is available to download and play now at www.karosgame.com .

A new English CG trailer is now available showcasing the highly anticipated castle sieges planned for early next year. It can be viewed on the game's official website at http://www.karosgame.com/media/videos.nhn, at DailyMotion ( http://www.dailymotion.com/KarosOnline) and on Karos Online’s YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/user/KarosOnline).

More details and features will be unveiled as Karos Online draws closer to commercial launch. The Turkish open beta is scheduled to begin in December 2009, with German to 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. The English version is currently in open beta, with German and Turkish versions 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 arenow available on the official website at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the 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 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.

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