NHN Corporation to showcase new MMO 'ASTA' at Gamescom 2011

SEOUL, KOREA– July 7, 2011– NHN Corporation is pleased to announce that its upcoming MMO title ASTA, which impressed attendees at GDC San Francisco in March with its unique Asian fantasy style and eye-popping graphics on CryENGINE® 3, will be one of several new NHN games featured at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne. Visitors to NHN’s media booth in the business center Hall 4.1 Aisle C No. 015 will be offered a first look at the captivating world of ASTA, as well as the opportunity to chat with the developers and learn more about character development, guild evolution, competitive play and many other features of this deeply immersive game.

ASTA is a new“AAA” MMORPG developed by Korean studio Polygon Games, which takes place in a spectacular fantasy world rooted in Asian myth. Powered by CryENGINE® 3, the atmosphere of ASTA is exceptionally detailed, offering gamers around the world varied and compelling gameplay including RvR, PvE quests, raids, crafting and much more.

NHN is currently looking for partners to publish ASTA throughout Europe and North America, and will be available for meetings in their business center booth in Hall 4.1, Aisle D No. 014 from 17 - 19 August. To book an appointment for a presentation of the game, please contact ICO Partners at pr@icopartners.com .

Gamescom takes place from 17– 21 August, 2011 at the Kölnmesse in Cologne. More information about the event is available at http://www.gamescom-cologne.com .

About NHN Corp.

NHN Corporation (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 and Japan. Its products include Naver, Korea’s largest search portal with more than 17 million unique daily visitors, and leading Korean portal Hangame, which brought 422 million USD in revenue in 2010 from over 30 million registered users. For more information, please visit http://www.nhn.com/nhnen

About Polygon Games

Founded in 2008, Polygon Games is an MMO development studio based in Seoul, Korea. With a core team consisting of former YNK developers whose previous work includes Rohan:Blood Feud, it boasts an impressive track record of experience in creating best-quality CG graphics for AAA online game titles. Polygon’s first project, ASTA, combines high-end graphics with immersive gameplay in a uniquely beautiful and competitive MMORPG.  

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