April 2, 2013 – WEBZEN Inc., a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, expands the adrenaline-pumping free-to-play 3D Action MMORPG, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9), in a partnership with the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com.
Gamers will now be able to access CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL through Amazon.com. All services will be hosted and maintained directly by Webzen.com. North American players can use their Amazon accounts to download the game client, purchase W Coins, and play the game on Amazon.com through the C9 product page.
CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL takes players to the fantasy world of Glenheim, in which they fight against evil forces and gigantic monsters. Utilizing extremely powerful melee, ranged and magical skills, players will fight swarms of evil, demonic forces using FPS style controls in a huge, dungeon-based 3D world.
Players can create their characters from a choice of four classes, including Fighters, ranged-combat focused Hunters, magic-based Shamans, and Witchblades who combine bladed weapons with magical attacks. Each class has a choice of higher ranked positions which players can evolve into, such as Guardians, Assassins, Illusionists, or Slayers.
The game is aimed at fans of action RPGs as well as combat and beat’em up games, and offers an extensive combo system, which will spice up combat both in PvE as well as in the multiple styles of PvP conflict. MMO fans can look forward to Relay Matches for up to 16 players, Deathmatches, Team, and Individually Ranked matches, as well as many PK opportunities.
The world of Glenheim consists of dungeons and instances, allowing chaotic invasions at higher levels. There’s also a special “Hell Mode” instance for the bravest of heroes, granting extremely rare items as precious rewards.
New players who download the game through Amazon.com will be able to participate in various events to receive free bonuses, gears and additional items that will be released this week.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded and established in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) is one of the leading companies in the MMOG market and has developed one of the world’s top online games and client/server technologies.
WEBZEN is continuing the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users with Soul of the Ultimate Nation: World Edition, Reign of Revolution (R2), Archlord, Arctic Combat (aka BATTERY), C9, the ‘Metin’ series and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the global game market.
WEBZEN has recently acquired Gala-Net, Inc. one of the leading publishers of free-to-play online games and operator of the gPotato portals which have over 23 million registered users in order to expand its service to Europe, North and South America and other countries.
WEBZEN is currently working to release multiple titles, including MU 2 and Archlord 2, which are currently in development. Further information on WEBZEN and its games can be found at www.webzen.com.
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