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Massive castle siege battles come to Karos Online

• Player-vs-player gameplay reaches a whole new level in NHN Corporation's free-to-play MMORPG

New items added to cash shop, including money-saving bundles

Seoul, Korea– Thursday, June 24th, 2010– The wait for this highly-anticipated update to NHN Corporation's fantasy MMORPG Karos Onlin e is finally over: Asmara has entered the next stage of the Great War, and the era of the Castle Siege has begun! Starting this Saturday, June 26th, hundreds of players from the most competitive guilds in Karos will come together every week in a fierce, hour-long battle for control of Asmara's newest and most coveted possession: Castle Bent! Victory won't come easily, but guilds with the strength and skill to conquer the castle will earn a place in Asmaran history as well as benefits on an unprecedented scale, with access to exclusive guild skills, items and bonus income.

"Castle sieges are designed to be the most intense and rewarding guild PvP experience in Karos," said Heejin Jeong, Senior Manager within the Overseas Business Team at NHN Corporation. "Organised PvP on such a large scale is rare in the western free-to-play market, and we think that players will really enjoy this new challenge."

The sieges will take place in Channel 1 on each server, and guilds can apply for participation now by visiting the Gate Captain in front of Castle Bent. Full details of castle siege gameplay can be found at www.karosgame.com .

A range of new items has also arrived in the Karos Online store, including Lucky Days that increase item drop rate, Concentration potions that speed up skill cooldowns, and three brand new bundled item sets which package together a selection of popular items, offering players added convenience to their gameplay at great value for money.

For more details about update features and special offers, and for all the latest game and community news, visit www.karosgame.com , join Karos Online on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KarosOnline , and/or follow @KarosOnline on Twitter.

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), published in Europe and North America by NHN Corporation. The game is currently playable in English and Turkish, with a German version to follow in 2010.

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, in addition to detailed game information, are available on the official website at www.karosgame.com.

Karos Online features

    <*>Free-to-play MMORPG <*>Stunning 3D Graphics <*>Massive guild-based PvP&castle sieges <*>Shifting, unpredictable dungeons <*>Fishing, mining and item crafting <*>Majestic mounts

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.nhncorp.com/eng.

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