Los Angeles– Jan. 11, 2011– Ringing in the New Year, Uncharted Waters Online ™ , the historical massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG), released its first set of new updates today–“Aztec Update: The City of Golden Culture Revealed .” Distributed by Netmarble, the game portal from CJ Internet, and developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES, Uncharted Waters Online™ challenges gamers to explore vast environments and form their own super nation by conquering hundreds of cities to become the world’s leading power.
In the Aztec update, players will have the opportunity to discover the mysterious capital city of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan. Unlike other cities, the only way to gain entry to Tenochtitlan requires players to follow the Amazon River, where special quests await the adventurous gamer. Additionally, players can also construct brand new cities utilizing the player-built economy. Whereas previously, players could only conduct limited economic activities in established cities, the new player-built economy allows gamers to develop a city from the ground up in five distinct categories: Frontier City, City of Culture, Commerce City, Armed City or the ultimate, Central City. Rounding out the robust set of new features, the update will also allow players to participate in a brand new country level quest, develop their own delicious recipes, and exercise the dock system, which enables players to anchor their ships.
“ The overarching focus of Uncharted Waters Online™ is creating an environment that encourages exploration and thoughtfully planned out strategic gameplay,” said Takeda Tomokazu, producer, TECMO KOEI GAMES. “With the addition of the latest updates, we not only wanted to provide players with engaging new content, but also with the tools to build sophisticated cities that mirror real world mechanics.”
In Uncharted Waters Online™ players must capture hundreds of neutral cities to gain the upper hand and amass the strongest empire. Buying and building ships that are equipped for battles, trade routes and new worlds, players can choose to fly the flag of one of six nations: England, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal or Venice, as they set off to investigate unfamiliar lands. Set between the Fifteenth- and Seventeenth-centuries, Uncharted Waters Online™ features thousands of artifacts to discover and more than 75 professions and 100 skills to master for hardcore and casual players alike. For more information or to set sail for lands unknown, please visit the official Uncharted Waters Online™ website at: http://global.netmarble.com/uwo.
About Netmarble and CJ Internet
Located in Seoul, Republic of Korea, CJ Internet 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 Internet also operates a direct gaming platform, Global Netmarble, in English and Spanish, which launched in 2009.
About TECMO KOEI GAMES
TECMO KOEI GAMES is a developer of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds, digital download content, as well as online and mobile games. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises and online titles such as Uncharted Waters™
Online and Nobunaga's Ambition Online®.