September 8, 2008 - Seoul Nexon Europe Limited, the Europe division of the world's leading online game company Nexon Group, announced today its launch plan for the free-to-play, online first person shooter "Combat Arms Europe". Following the recent official launch in North America, the closed beta test of the European version is slated for late October this year.
Combat Arms is a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter, designed for non-stop action on the grounds of various battlefields where players are recruited to get engaged with their enemies in multiple game modes. While integrating the traditional attributes of the FPS genre, Combat Arms advances further by evolving striking features such as character customization as well as weapon modification system, enabling the players to adjust their weapons with attachments such as scopes, silencers and extended magazines. Additional eye-catching feature is the unique backpack system, which allows players to combine a set of multiple weapons from theextensive armory for a more sophisticated combat experience on the battlefield.
Combat Arms is easy to adapt for newcomers with handy control while providing deep gameplay mechanics to veteran gamers. In-game currencies and experience points are rewarded based on the number of victories and kills made, and when accumulated, it will help the players to rank up and to mount with new weapons and equipments, while having access to their actual performance stat anytime during the gameplay. Moreover, the extensive community features within the game actively support the clan system, where players can easily recruit, manage, and communicate with their clan members.
"The FPS genre is traditionally an area for hardcore gamers with a steep learning curve, but Combat Arms takes it to another level, offering a low barrier of entry with its free-to-play offering and low system requirements,?says Sung-Jin Kim, Manager of Europe Business Team at Nexon. "Yet, the sophisticated graphics and in-depth gameplay mechanics do not fall behind the FPS titles that are out in the market, and can therefore accommodate beginners as well as hardcore gamers at the same time. The response to Combat Arms in the North American region was huge, and we have experienced a great demand from the European audience to set up a service for Europe. Now we are happy that we are just about to bring the title to the European continent, starting with the closed beta in late October.?
Stay tuned for more detailed information and the official announcement for the upcoming closed beta of Combat Arms Europe.
Established in 1994, Nexon developed the first graphic MMORPG, called The Kingdom of the Winds, and ever since, with its diverse and well-received titles, Nexon has quickly become one of Korea's leading publishers of online content. NEXON has an extensive catalog of games to reach players of all ages, interests and regions of the world, and promises to bring them the most enjoyable online excitement ever experienced.
Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon and has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG "MapleStory?to Europe in May 2007.
Now, Nexon Europe is preparing to launch its second title for the European audience, the First-Person-Shooter "Combat Arms? in Q4 2008 / Q1 2009.