Closed Beta for The First-Person Shooter Begins This Summer
Seoul, Korea, May 18, 2011 - Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, today unveiled some of the weapons its highly-anticipated online first-person shooter, Karma Online:
Prisoners of the Dead, will feature when the game enters closed beta this summer. To read more about the weapons, and get more info about the game, players can visit the new teaser website at http://www.joymax.com/karma
"Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead is packed with World War II and zombie action, so it's only fitting that we offer players a large variety of weapons providing almost endless combat possibilities,"
said Danny Kim, Project Manager for Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead.? "We will start gamers off with some of the more historic weapons during the closed beta of the game, giving them time to get used to the weapons, and then introduce them to some of the more contemporary weaponry. We really want to make sure that our players continuously get the opportunity to utilize each weapon and appreciate each of the different attributes they have to offer."
Some of the weapons available when the game enters closed beta will include the FG42, an automatic rifle designed so soldiers could get on a narrow plane while still wearing it and the Kar98k, the most common military rifle, with a better range and power than the traditional M16. Other weapons players can use include the Degtyarev, a 7-round light machinegun with a magazine shaped like a pan mounted on top, and the Panzerfaust, a portable anti-tank rocket launcher.? While many historically accurate WWII weapons will be available during the upcoming closed beta, Karma Online players will eventually experience both historic weapons as well as more modern and contemporary weaponry as Joymax regularly introduces new weapons leading up to the game's launch.
Some of the unique and interesting weapons in the game have also been revealed on the game's Facebook? http://www.facebook.com/#!/KarmaPOD
and Twitter pages http://twitter.com/karmapod, with more reveals coming in the weeks leading up to the beta's launch.
For a limited time, players who register with the Joymax portal at http://www.joymax.com/portal between now and May 31st will receive a weapons bonus during the Closed Beta Testing phase--a Golden VT40 Bayonet--a knife that will slice even the most difficult and hard-to-kill enemy.
Developed in conjunction with Dragonfly, and published by Joymax, KARMA
Online: Prisoners of the Dead is the newest installment in the KARMA Online series, the top online first-person shooter series in Korea.
Players go back in time to World War II, where they must choose to side with the Axis or Allied powers and join the fight for global victory - with a zombie twist.? In this virtual and historical simulation, players will be up against enemy troops as well as hundreds of the walking dead from the remains of the catastrophic battle.
To become a fan of Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead, players can
visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/KarmaPOD???? or
Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.? With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information, please visit http://www.joymax.com?
Established in 1995, Dragonfly is the developer of the world's first Online FPS, Karma Online. Dragonfly's broad credits also include co-developing famous titles with Activision, including both Quake Wars Online and Soldier of Fortune Online. Dragonfly continues to build on its other signature titles as it expands towards distribution overseas. For more information, please visit www.dragonflygame.com/eng.