Soccer fever kicks off in Karos Online

• Guild alliances added ahead of imminent content update

Seoul, Korea– Thursday, June 17th, 2010– The whole world has gone soccer crazy, and Karos Online is no exception! From today until July 7th, players can collect soccer balls while hunting monsters in NHN Corporation's free-to-play fantasy MMORPG. Exchange 5 balls to receive one of six different combat-enhancing potions, or turn in 20 for a cool limited-edition soccer uniform. There are three uniform styles in all, each with a useful speed and/or attack buff. If you want that extra edge against your rivals, then get into Karos now and get hunting. Don't drag your feet -- on July 7th your chance for gear will disappear!

Also starting today, guild masters are now able to forge an alliance with one other guild. Guild alliances are formed by mutual consent, and the benefits include sharing of selected privileges to assist with guild PvP, and a cross-alliance chat option. Wise players know that unity brings strength, and now it's even easier for Karos guilds to strategize and cooperate... which is fortunate, because the Great War is escalating. Something huge is looming on the horizon, and very soon it will arrive to break the weak, glorify the worthy, and transform the battlefield. Watch this space!

For more details on the World Cup event, new update features and all the latest game and community info, visit www.karosgame.com , join Karos Online on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KarosOnline , and/or follow @KarosOnline on Twitter.

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), published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. The game is currently playable in English and Turkish, 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, in addition to detailed game information, are available on the official website at www.karosgame.com.

Karos Online features

    <*>Free-to-play MMORPG <*>Stunning 3D Graphics <*>Massive guild-based PvP&castle sieges <*>Shifting, unpredictable dungeons <*>Fishing, mining and item crafting <*>Majestic mounts

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.nhncorp.com/eng.

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