Karos Online Update : welcome to Bhalasong

Seoul, Korea– Thursday, February 18th, 2010– NHN Corporation is very pleased to announce some major changes and additions to their free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Karos Online! The game has been extensively updated over the past two weeks, and players will be able to level up to 60, explore the new zone of Bhalasong, choose a second character class specialization and test their new skills in a thrilling new floor of the Antcave dungeon. Many bug fixes and gameplay improvements have been added, with particular attention given to early levelling.

"We want new Karos Online players to have the best possible experience while coming to grips with the game," said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. "Taking into account what players have told us, we've refined the starting area, and we believe that now the new player experience is smoother and more fun than ever. We hope you'll enjoy it, and please let us know what you think!"

Karos Online is currently in open beta, andNHN welcomes all comments from players in the official forums at www.karosgame.com .

The second class specialization is a much-anticipated addition planned to go live next week, which will take combat to a whole new level for experienced players. For each class, two additional specialization options will become available upon completion of a special quest chain at level 55, which sends players to the brand new Sentryheil Tower Entrance. For their second specialization, players can choose to focus on targeting single allies/opponents for maximum impact, or specialize in area-of-effect skills that protect or threaten groups.

A comprehensive list of specializations for each class can be found on the Karos Online website at http://www.karosgame.com/gameinfo/characters.nhn.

Bhalasong is a wild and dangerouszone designed for players at or above level 44. It is a land of lethal contrasts, with luxurious jungles, sinister forests and scorched lava lands. The creatures of Bhalasong, from brutal gorillas to deceptively beautiful dryads, will test even the strongest warriors.

Also, players brave enough to enter the Antcave will now be able to face its fearsome fourth floor (if they survive that long!), where even deadlier dangers and more wonderful treasures await.

All up to date information about Karos Online can be found at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the open beta continues.

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 currently in open beta, with a German version 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 are now 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 andlow 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. Press Contact ICO Partners pr@icopartners.com Business Contact Karos.biz@nhn.com http://www.karosgame.com

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