Uncharted Waters™ Online Gets Steam Powered

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.March 25, 2013 – Netmarble opens a new port of call as Uncharted Waters Online , the strategic massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for PC, becomes available on Steam. Interested players can register to play for free on Steam, where they now can chart their own nautical adventure on the high seas along with allies and competitors from Netmarble.

“The Uncharted Waters franchise has undergone major changes to adapt to the constantly evolving videogame landscape since its beginning in the early 1990s as a console game,” said Jon-Enée Merriex, producer, Netmarble. “The Steam launch opens the door to a passionate community of more than 40 million players and marks a new era for the beloved game. With the increasing number of free-to-play games on Steam, this is a great time for us to venture into new territory.”

To celebrate the launch of Uncharted Waters Online on Steam, Netmarble is releasing three item packages designed to help new and veteran sailors alike on their journeys. Additionally, the purchase of any pack will unlock an exclusive “STEAM Explorer” in-game title. Packages include:

  • Steam Booster Pack provides a 30 percent experience point boost and faster ship speed for seven days. Additionally, players won’t have to return to a port to revive sailors lost at sea with this pack.
  • Steam Premium Pack rewards players with 200 million ducats (the in-game currency) and provides a 50 percent experience point boost and faster ship speed for seven days. Players will also have a chance to win rare items, including ships.
  • Sea Adventure Pack endows a sailor with 300 million ducats and a 50 percent experience boost for 15 days. The pack also features exclusive items, including a custom Arabian Galley, dragon crest and admiral’s coat.
Distributed by Netmarble, the game portal from CJ Games Global, and developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES, Uncharted Waters Online is a tactical MMORPG set during the “Age of Exploration,” a historic era when opportunities to accumulate wealth and power were abundant. The game offers an open-world experience filled with opportunities to explore, trade and battle, in addition to quests beyond that of an ordinary online game. Players can experience a simulation of sea-faring life in the 15th century by selecting from one of three starter classes: Adventurer, Merchant and Soldier. The world of Uncharted Waters Online allows players to explore, trade, battle and join in live events such as the "Epic Sea Feud." Since its global service launch in October 2010, Uncharted Waters Online has grown into the leading maritime MMORPG.

The tactical approaches to the game and the possibilities for adventure are endless, with the opportunity to play as one of six nationalities: England, The Dutch Republic, The French Régime, The Spanish Empire, The Kingdom of Portugal and The Republic of Venice. Each choice a player makes will change the course of the adventure and open doors to new prospects.

For more information on Uncharted Waters Online and to play the game for free on Steam, please visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/224320/

About CJ Games Global

Established in 2012, CJ Games Global is the U.S. subsidiary of CJ E&M Game Division. CJ E&M is Asia’s No.1 media and entertainment company, offering various media content and platforms, including motion pictures, broadcasting, music, performances and games. Supported by its development studios in Korea, CJ Games Global aims to publish online games for PC and mobile devices in North America, South America and Europe. The company services its players through its game portal, www.netmarble.com.

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®.

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