December 16, 2008 – Seoul–Nexon Europe Limited, the European division of the world’s leading online game company Nexon Group, begins the open beta today for Combat Arms Europe, the free-to-play, online multiplayer first-person shooter. The customizable shooter is now ready for players across Europe to join the arms race for free, with no locked areas and monthly subscription fees while providing a high-quality, fast-paced FPS with an extensive arsenal of weapons and gears.
The open beta version delivers striking improvements after a successful closed beta test in November and adds new features such as multiple new maps, a new individual One-Man-Army game mode, and an extended arsenal with new gears and weapons.
The open beta will pass directly into the game’s official launch early next year, so early gamers can get a head start in setting up their account and soldier for unlimited fragging-for-free.
The foundation of Combat Arms, like all Nexon Games, is providing a distinct, social gaming experience in a free-to-play environment, and with the open-beta being just the beginning, more features and contents tailored for European users are to be unlocked in future stages to come.
For further information and to participate at the open beta, please visit http://combatarms.nexoneu.com.
About Combat Arms:
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 the extensive 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.
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 Q1 2009.