Sunnyvale, California - June 22, 2011
Today Gala-Net announced they are now hosting Uncharted Waters Online (UWO) via its popular online game portal, gPotato. The portal, www.gpotato.com, is a well-known online game platform with top casual and hardcore MMOs like Allods, Flyff , Aika and Rappelz. The new addition, Uncharted Waters Online is CJ E&M’s top title, delivering nautical RPG action and historical exploration.
Uncharted Waters is an historic nautical series developed by Tecmo Koei. Ever since 1991’s original Uncharted Waters game, the series has been well-loved by a wide range of players. Known for its rich historical plots and detailed setting, players will live, work and play the past, rewriting the 15th century to make their own history. Players may choose from among 6 nationalities: England, Dutch Republic, Ancient Régime in France, Spanish Empire, Kingdom of Portugal, and Republic of Venice. After selecting a basic class (adventurer, merchant or soldier), players will then choose from several different occupations.
Since its October 2010 launch, CJ E&M’s global online platform Netmarble has hosted UWO on its global server. However, regional restrictions and connection issues have limited the game’s growth. With this new partnership, North American and European players will get reliable server connection as well as a shot at exclusive events and contests. More importantly, the overall increase to the user pool will bolster everyone’s gameplay experience.
Current gPotato members can access the game without being asked to log in again, and may also purchase UWO’s in-game items by exchanging gPotato currency on its website. Also, for the first month after launch, Uncharted Waters Online provides 200% bonus EXP points to newbie players who are under level 80. This will help new players to level up more easily, so they speed up skill mastery and strategies.
With an armada of classic sailing vessels and a whole world to explore, Uncharted Waters Online players will discover treasure, friendship and seafaring excitement.
Play the game today via gPotato! ( http://uwo.gpotato.com)
About Netmarble and CJ E&M Games
Located in Seoul, Republic of Korea, CJ E&M Games is a global entertainment company dedicated to enriching people's lives through fun, social and massive online gaming. The company currently provides more than 200 game titles to more than 20 million registered players via its portal site Netmarble, a highly popular Korean gaming portal launched in 2001. CJ E&M also operates a direct gaming platform, Global Netmarble in English and service Mini Fighter Online and Uncharted Waters Online since 2009.
Founded in 2004, Gala-Net Inc. is a leading free-to-play online game publisher in the Western market. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Gala-Net's diverse service portfolio includes Flyff, Rappelz, Tales Runner, Iris, Luna, Aika, and Allods Online. Through the gPotato Game Portal at www.gpotato.com, Gala-Net’s 10 million users can play any of Gala-Net's games for free, as well as buy in-game currency and virtual items. Gala-Net looks forward to releasing Prius Online early this summer. More information on the company can be found at www.gala-net.com.
Rich Jones, TriplePoint for CJ E&M
Miso Kwon, Publisher Contact, CJ E&M Games