Seoul, Korea – Friday, October 2nd, 2009 – As the next closed beta event for Karos Online draws nearer, NHN has released new screenshots showing the varied environments players can explore on the world of Asmara. The first closed beta weekend featured three areas: Berneo, a vast wetland and fertile area for farming; Lupinel, a coastal zone with rich mines and a busy fishing industry; and Tempteroon, a picturesque and densely populated crossroads with a towering mountain range to the south. The next closed beta event will introduce the ancient, historic region of Peltrok, featuring sprawling ruins and a giant commercial city where merchants of all types converge to sell and trade goods. Beta tester sign-up is open now at www.karosgame.com, and dates of the next event will be announced soon.
NHN has confirmed that the development of Karos Online is constantly evolving in response to feedback from European players, and more details and features will be revealed as the closed beta continues. Karos Online is scheduled to be released in English during Q4 2009, with versions in German and Turkish to follow later.
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), to be published by NHN. An English release is scheduled for Q4 2009, with German and Turkish versions to follow.
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 are now available on the official website at www.karosgame.com, and more features will be revealed as the closed beta test continues.
Karos Online features
- Breathtaking 3D graphics and combat action effects
- 5 different races and 9 original classes, evolving into 36 different specialized classes
- Dynamic, evolving dungeons with shifting paths and surprises
- Guild wars, territory control and large-scale castle siege battles
- Alternate Fletta level progression system
- Elaborate mining, fishing and crafting system
- Small client size (760MB) and low minimum PC requirements
- Keyboard and mouse control both available
About NHN Corporation
NHN (KOSDAQKOSPI: 035420) was established in 1999 and is currently the leading multi-national internet company in Korea, providing 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.nhn.com/en
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