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Karos Online: NHN Corporation thanks beta testers after successful weekend event

Seoul, Korea– Thursday, October 29th, 2009– Following another successful closed beta event for its upcoming fantasy MMORPG Karos Online this past weekend, NHN Corporation would like to thank all beta testers who logged in to play and share their thoughts. "The event went really well," said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. "Several testers played through the content all the way to the level cap <35>, the Mine Takeover on Sunday was a great exercise and we were happy to see a lot of players putting the economy through its paces by mining, fishing and crafting during the weekend as well. The feedback we're receiving strongly suggests that Karos Online is getting more and more fun to play, and we're very excited about the changes still to come. Thank you, Beta Testers!"

Over 150 players won prizes during the three-day event, which will be awarded during the Open Beta later this year. The full list of prize-winners and a summary of the Mine Takeover event can be viewed at www.karosgame.com.

More details and features of Karos Online will be revealed as the game draws closer to its English release, scheduled for Q4 2009. German and Turkish versions will follow in 2010.

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 in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. 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 Corporation (KOSDAQ KOSPI: 035420) was established in 1999 and is currently the leading multi-national internet company in Korea, 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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