NEXON Europe to launch the Big Bang update for MapleStory in July!

July 1, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

The Big Bang update will give NEXONs Fantasy MMORPG a whole new twist!

The Big Bang is the largest single update to ever come to MapleStory and is more than just another content update. It is a great opportunity to revisit the basic underpinnings and reorganize the inner workings of the game to make it more flexible and modern. The Big Bang will take everything players know about MapleStory and rewrite it down to its most basic level.

Three steps to a whole new experience
The Big Bang update will launch in July and enhance the MapleStory experience players are currently enjoying. The update not only brings a number of changes and additions to the game but also comes in three stages. The first update is called Big Bang and will arrive on the 21st of July, the 2nd stage will be released two weeks later and the 3rd stage of the update will hit in another two weeks time. With all the new additions to the game, players of MapleStory won’t forget this eventful summer.

The new MapleStory
New maps, a completely redesigned interface and skill system, an updated combat formula and easier leveling are just a few of the big amount of changes, MapleStory players will face this summer. The focus was to help as many players as possible experience the varied content of MapleStory that Nexon developed the last 5 years.

Plenty of fun and joy
“We are very pleased to announce that Big Bang is coming in less than a month. With the Big Bang update, users will experience a whole new MapleStory with plenty of fun and joy and we hope our dear Maplers will indulge themselves to MapleStory during this summer season”, says Sungjin Kim, CEO of Nexon Europe.

Legend of Galasia: Cute 2D Fantasy MMORPG

January 4, 2011 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Legend of Galasia also known as Adventure Generation Online in Taiwan and Le Ciel Bleu in Japan will soon launch its first English version server in the first quarter of year 2011.

Legend of Galasia is a cute 2D style fantasy MMORPG which is similar to the popular Ragnarok Online. With its main theme, “Maid and Butler”, players will find that within the game, there is no way one can miss out having a “Maid” or “Butler” to assist them in boss fights and even guild wars.

In Legend of Galasia, players can have up to 6 different classes with stackable passive buffs and skills, which provide an unlimited game play experience for players to mix and match their preferred classes and even class combination.

For future updates and premium gifts, please join Legend of Galasia facebook fansite.

Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria for fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online

February 25, 2010 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Exciting Update Includes an Increased Level Cap, Dangerous Dungeons, and Plenty of New Adventures for Players of Silkroad Online

Joymax announced Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria, an update for historical fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online. The Legend V expansion includes a new level cap of 110, never-before-seen weapons and armor, a sinister tomb, and a dangerous temple, providing plenty of exciting new gameplay for players hoping to be the next hero in Silkroad Online.

The land of Egypt in Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria is a land of golden cities, dangerous foes, and rich treasures. Characters must be at least level 100 to visit the new region, which includes the imposing city of Alexandria, the Desert of Storms and Cloud, the Valley of Kings, and two massive dungeons known as the Tomb of the Pharaoh and the Temple.

Players can choose from three difficulty levels before entering the Tomb of the Pharaoh with their party, and may visit up to twice a day to hunt for the powerful eleventh-grade weapons and armor that reside within its walls. The Temple, meanwhile, is an instanced dungeon for characters level 105 and up where PvP combat is always permitted. Be prepared to fight off both vicious monsters and competing players if you decide to venture into its depths.

Legend V also offers players a brand-new game system, Set Items. Gold and Silver Coins earned in Alexandria’s dungeons can be traded to merchants for unique Set Items that share a seal and provide big bonuses when worn together as a full outfit. Between these and new eleventh-grade weapons like the Reaper Ghost Sword and the Angel Breaker, every would-be hero should be well prepared for the trials and adventures that await them in Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria!

To find out more about Silkroad Online and the Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria update, visit the official website at http://www.joymax.com/silkroad/

To see the new Legend V trailer, head to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTW42vEEUI

Silkroad Online
Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling from Jangan, China to Constantinople, Europe, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The most recent expansion, Legend IV Plus: Hotan Fortress, provides players with a revamped Fortress War System and adds an imposing Hotan Fortress to the game. This grand structure at the heart of the Oasis Kingdom has been captured, and only the furious warriors will be able to free the current inhabitants!

Arabic language service for fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online

January 24, 2010 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Community Event Celebrating the Arrival of Arabic Language Support to Run from Jan 19 to Feb 2

Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, announced that Arabic language service for fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online will launch on February 2. The addition of Arabic language service is the second of four planned multilingual expansions, and will be followed by additional updates for Spanish speakers in April and German-speaking players in May.

To encourage players to share the news about the new language support, Joymax is holding a worldwide Silkroad Online community event from January 19 to February 2. A lucky few of the best global ambassadors will be rewarded with valuable prizes like a 10th Seal of Moon Necklace, 10th Seal of Moon Earrings, or even 10,000 skill points.

To enter the contest, players who want to help spread the word simply need to upload the provided Silkroad Online banner to their homepage, forum, or online community, informing everyone that the start of Arabic language service is just around the corner!

To learn more about Silkroad Online and the upcoming Arabic language support, visit the official website at www.joymax.com/silkroad.

Silkroad Online
Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The most recent expansion, Legend IV Plus: Hotan Fortress, provides players with a revamped Fortress War system and adds the imposing Hotan Fortress to the game. This grand structure at the heart of the Oasis Kingdom has never been captured, and only the greatest of warriors will be able to wrest control from its current inhabitants!

More information about Silkroad Online and the Legend IV Plus: Hotan Fortress update is available at www.joymax.com/silkroad.

Karos Online: Open beta begins December 4th

November 20, 2009 · Filed Under Action, Beta, Fantasy, MMO, News, Online, RPG · Comment 

NHN Corporation announced today that the open beta phase for its fantasy MMORPG Karos Online will begin on Friday, the 4th of December. The final event of closed beta, running on the 27th and the 28th of November, will allow beta testers to experience high-level content and reserve their characters’ names for use in open beta.

Karos Online

Especially for the final closed beta event, new characters will come fully-equipped with gear and items to support high-level play, and the rate of experience gain has been dramatically increased so that players can reach a level cap of 44 almost immediately. In addition, the names of characters created during the last closed beta event will be linked to the testers’ accounts for use in open beta and launch (the characters themselves will be wiped after the event). “In the previous Karos Online closed beta weekends, players were able to try early levelling and the starter content of the game,” said Heejin Jeong, Senior Overseas Sales Manager at NHN Corporation. “The third event offers the opportunity to play as a much more powerful character, and there will be new features available this time that players haven’t seen before, including new monsters, weapons and Holy Creatures. This will be the last closed beta event for Karos Online, we think it’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see a lot of testers return to help us celebrate the end of a very productive closed beta.”

To apply for beta participation, simply create an account at www.karosgame.com and click ‘Apply Now’. If you have been accepted into a previous beta event, you will receive instructions two to three days before the event begins (there is no need to re-apply).

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 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

A new wardrobe to incite fright in Silkroad Online

October 31, 2009 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Ghostly Gear Available for the Historical Fantasy MMORPG

Joymax has announced that haunted Halloween garb is now available for fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online. The dark and sinister Duke outfit, complete with top hat and cape, is a perfect choice for any warrior about to seek revenge on his enemy. The Countess gown combines elegance and appeal while still exuding the ferocity of a female warrior.

These costumes aren’t just for scaring friends, either! Players can speak with the blacksmith NPC in town to upgrade avatar gear by adding individual attributes. These upgrades can enhance the gear with vitality, strength, magic and defensive traits. There are varying amounts of upgrades available per item, so choose your attire wisely.

The Duke and Countess outfits are limited edition items and will be replaced once the frightening festivities have ceased.

To learn more about Silkroad Online and the spooky threads, visit the official website at www.joymax.com/silkroad.

Silkroad Online
Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The most recent expansion, Legend IV Plus, provides players with an all-new dungeon to explore atop Roc Mountian. Those who survive the battle with its guardian, the monstrous King of the Rocs, are rewarded with some of the finest treasures the game has to offer.

Starts the summer with a Worldwide Party in Fantasy Tennis Season 2

June 17, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online, RPG, Sim, Simulator, Sport · Comment 

June Update Welcomes Summer to the Courts with New Outfits, Free Gifts, and Plenty of Prizes!

Burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, announced the start of the Summer Festival in colorful sports MMORPG, Fantasy Tennis Season 2. Kicking off the June update, the festival lets players experience summer on the courts with parasols, popsicles, and a variety of poolside attire. As a reward for braving the heat, Burda:ic will even be handing out free, limited edition t-shirts as gifts!

Atlantis map Fantasy Tennis Season 2

Of course, the June update adds more than just the festival proceedings. A few in-game tweaks have been made and three new Gacha sets have been added, including the truly fantastic Literature Set. Dress up as Robin Hood, Zorro, or the great Sherlock Holmes and take to the courts as your favorite fictional hero!

For more information about the June update and the Summer Festival, please visit http://ft.alaplaya.net.

Fantasy Tennis Season 2

Fantasy Tennis Season 2 is a fantastic and colorful free-to-play MMORPG with a twist. Take to the courts and compete against players from around the world with a combination of serves, swings, and spells as you level up and customize your character. Whether you choose to be speedy, hard-hitting, or an expert at calling down meteor storms and tossing fireballs, you’ll need quick reflexes and a sharp mind to win the match!

Burda:ic Serves up Club Match Mode for Free-to-Play MMORPG Fantasy Tennis Season 2

May 18, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online, Sport · Comment 

Fantasy Tennis Players Prepare to Face Off for Exclusive Club House Access

Burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, announced the beta launch of Club Match Mode in Fantasy Tennis Season 2. Club Match tournaments will take place every Wednesday throughout the beta period and offer nifty prizes, like number one rankings and access to the Club House. Aspiring Fantasy Tennis club stars can register now to compete for Fantasy Tennis fame and fortune!

Weekly Club Match winners will earn the top spot in the league, as well as week-long rights to the Fantasy Tennis Club House, an elite step up from standard player housing that features exclusive furniture and special opportunities to collect better fruit and catch bigger fish. The weekly champs also get to decide who may access the Club House during their stay, and especially entrepreneurial winners can even set up an entrance fee for general players who want to visit.

Fantasy Tennis rookies who want access to the Club House had better grab their rackets and start practicing – the competition is sure to be fierce and the stakes will only get higher!

For more information about Fantasy Tennis Season 2, please visit http://ft.alaplaya.net.

Fantasy Tennis Season 2
Fantasy Tennis Season 2 is a fantastic and colorful free-to-play MMORPG with a twist. Take to the courts and compete against players from around the world with a combination of serves, swings, and spells as you level up and customize your character. Whether you choose to be speedy, hard-hitting, or an expert at calling down meteor storms and tossing fireballs, you’ll need quick reflexes and a sharp mind to win the match!