Monday, December 17, 2007

GE on PCgamer

GE gets 90points from PCGamer REVIEW

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

NeoSteam to Taiwan!

HanbitSoft’s NeoSteam Advances into Taiwan

Seoul, Korea – December 12, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that the company has made a publishing rights agreement with X-Legend Entertainment on providing NeoSteam in Taiwan.

In present NeoSteam, online steam punk RPG is serviced in three countries, including China and Japan. By advancing into Taiwan, NeoSteam has now made into three major online game markets in Asia. Through this opportunity, HanbitSoft will now be cooperating with X-Legend Entertainment for successful launch of NeoSteam in Taiwan.

“We are truly happy to have the chance to publish NeoSteam in Taiwan,” said Nelson Chang, CEO of X-Legend Entertainment Taiwan, “We are very confident with the title, and our partner HanbitSoft. HanbitSoft has great manpower of technique and ideas, and I am sure our cooperation will bring great success of NeoSteam.”

“This partnership is very special for us since we have made into all major markets in Asia,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, “With great teamwork with X-Legend Entertainment, we are going to make NeoSteam succeed.”

Currently, NeoSteam is commercialized in all countries. NeoSteam will start Christmas events and New Year celebration in Japan from December 18th.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Get Ready to Meet AIKA

HanbitSoft Announces New MMORPG, AIKA

Seoul, Korea – December 10, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced future schedule for the premier MMORPG, AIKA.

HanbitSoft announced that AIKA is ready for the Focus Group Test which will start on December 18th and end on December 20th. The Focus Group Test will be operated with the members of Hanbit Game Testers, who have been chosen for tests of HanbitSoft games. They have participated to tests for Mythos and Takedown previously.

HanbitSoft will be collecting the feedbacks from testers who participate on AIKA’s first Focus Group Test, and share them during the Users Conference which will be held on the 20th, the last of the test.
At the Users Conference, HanbitSoft will be showing the new clips of recent movie trailer, and have a discussion time with the developers and the testers.

AIKA is developed by JoyImpact, the veteran team who developed WYDFC2 and Tantra. AIKA had been revealed to public last year, during the early development at Gstar2006. This will be the second time to be revealed officially to the public, only it is now ready for the real service.

HanbitSoft announced that AIKA is ready to be out, and will be announcing more updates very soon.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

GE China, Goes Commercial!


Seoul, Korea – November 23, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that the premier MMORPG Granado Espada has gone commercial in China.

Granado Espada is basically free to download and free to play. For those players who want to experience more, HanbitSoft is offering an optional item sale which will give players access to tremendous amounts of contents.

Even after only been less than a month since the game had gone open beta, more than 3million gamers joined to play Granado Espada, showing huge popularity among the Chinese gamers. It is now in fourth place for having the largest client download number in China.

The9 announced that nineteen worlds that are currently open are nearly full which proves the popularity. The9 will add six more worlds very soon to manage the increasing numbers of players.

“Granado Espada is a unique game that qualifies both fantastic graphic and strong contents” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft. “We will strengthen contents that would please the Chinese gamers and concentrate more on localization to provide best quality.”

Granado Espada is a MMORPG developed by imcGAMES, a team of veteran developers led by Hak-kyu Kim, one of world famous developers. It is serviced in China by The9, one of largest online game publishers in China.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hellgate: London gets 89.2 points from Korean Gamers

Korean Gamers Give 89.2Points for Hellgate: London

Seoul, Korea (November 22, 2007) – HanbitSoft today announced that Hellgate: London ( received 89.2 points from average users rating in Korea.

The survey was took place at Hellgate: London’s Korean official website from November 9th until November 15th. Out of more than 250 thousand gamers who joined for Hellgate: London’s second closed beta test, 25,404 gamers participated. Average age of participants was 29.5, and 90.7 percent was male.

Gamers had total of five categories; graphic, addiction, fun, action and sound, and for each category they gave stars up to seven. The result shows that Korean gamers’ average rating is 89.2 points, 63.6 percent of the participants gave full points for graphic, which got the most points. Hellgate: London is the first online game to support Direct X-10 which features lively backgrounds such as raindrops popping on the ground, shaded characters at a beam of light and spreading smoke.

Even though it is not included in one of the rating categories, gamers also gave good reviews for stable service during the beta test. Hellgate: London finished its three-day-long test without going through any technical or network problems.

HanbitSoft announced that the final beta test for Hellgate: London will start shortly, and the company will schedule for the open beta according to the test results.



Seoul, Korea – November 22, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that the company concluded on a publishing rights contract with Movon Corporation for a new online game Spike Girls.

Spike Girls is an online casual sports game with a theme about pretty teenage girls playing kickball. The game presents lively motions of actual kickball game, and strong single-play contents with diverse mini games. Using various skills and strategic team play, Spike Girls has every feature that a casual sports game should have. Collecting characters through special events, and dressing them up with various decorative items is one of features that gamers cannot miss.

Spike Girls is developed by a veteran team, led by Main Producer Kang Baek Ju who was the main director for main titles at NCsoft. Lee Seok Woo, who was lead art director for the popular Princess Maker3 is now the Art Director for Spike Girls.

“I think the most interesting part about Spike Girls is that it’s all about fun ideas. We are very happy to be publishing such great game” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft. “Through great teamwork with Movon, we will show our Pangya legend once again.”

HanbitSoft opened community website for Spike Girls at HanbitOn, the company’s game portal site. For more details about Spike Girls, please visit

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hellgate Cover

HGLD on OnPlayer December!


Hellgate: London Successfully Finishes Second Closed Beta Test in Korea
More Than 100 Thousand Gamers Join to Play Hellgate: London

Seoul, Korea (November 12, 2007) – HanbitSoft today announced that the second closed beta test for Hellgate: London( that had been going on from 9th until 11th finished with success.

Hellgate: London invited over 100 thousand gamers to join the second closed beta test, which is the largest number to participate in a test version game. For days, over 250 thousand gamers subscribed to join the beta test.

Gamers were able to download Hellgate: London’s client from 2 o’clock in the afternoon on the 8th, and over 5 thousand gamers rushed into the download site causing congestion troubles. HanbitSoft urgently had to add additional download roots to make traffic flow. Despite the Gstar2007 fever, gamers’ interest in Hellgate: London didn’t seem to get cold.

From the first day until the last, Hellgate: Lodon’s second closed beta test was over without any systematic problems. HanbitSoft announced that the company didn’t face any temporary checks or interface problem during the whole test. HanbitSoft also announced that the gamers who played the first day kept playing until the last day, which proves that the game has great potential of high absorption with great quality supported by stable management.

One of the most anticipated online RPGs of the year, Hellgate: London offers infinite re-playability with dynamically generated levels, items, ememies and events. The player creates a heroic character, completes quests, and battles through an innumerable amount of demons to advance through deep, rich story-driven campaign. A robust, flexible skill and spell system, highly customizable appearances, and a massive variety of randomly generated equipment allow each player to create his or her own unique hero. Hellgate: London represents the next evolution of the action RPG genre, combining the depth and addictive gameplay of traditional RPGs with the visceral action of first-person shooters.

New Mythos Movie Release

Mythos Creators Talk About What Mythos Is, and Will Be

Seoul, Korea (November 7th, 2007) – HanbitSoft, today released a new movie clip of Mythos(, one of the most highly anticipated MMORPG of the year.

The 4minute 19second long movie clip presents the exciting playing scenes at recently updated areas of Zone2 which include Bloodbristle Heath and Tulin’s Hope. Appearances by Brock Jones and Marsh Lefler, two of the developers in part of Mythos project, make the clip more fun to watch.

Brock Jones, Producer at Flagship Studios, introduces Mythos as ‘a game that people are instantly familiar with, but at the same time very new’. He also mentions simplicity as one of strengths that Mythos has. “It’s click and fight,” he says. With Mythos, the players can get excited about and play in shot time span, rather than epic long games that take hours.

Marsh Lefler, Programmer at Flagship Studios, introduces the spectacular features of Zone2. Unlike Zone1, Zone2 has wider and massive quantity of monsters and items that players can experience. He also spills out the story how they intended the Zone2 would turn out to be, and what their next adventures will be like.

Mythos is an online, action role-playing game that is set in the land of Uld – a fantasy world arising from the ashes of an epoch-long war of darkness. Players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments. With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible isometric perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal. The game allows thousands of players to interact within the same world while using mostly "instanced" dungeons to create unique gaming experiences suited for both solo and group-minded players.

Mythos is developed by Flagship Seattle, a subsidiary of Flagship Studios. Mythos is currently exercising the online technology and services behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London. Mythos will be responsible for distributing Mythos in Asia, and digitally distributed in North America and Europe by Ping0.

HanbitSoft Games Swift Singapore!!

Granado Espada and Hellgate: London Occupy 60% of the Market

Seoul, Korea – November 2, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that the company’s premier titles, Granado Espada and Hellgate: London, are taking more than half of Singapore game market.

HanbitSoft has entered the market first with Granado Espada last year and made a stable stay. On October 31st, the company and IAH(Infocomm Asia Holdings), the local partner in charge of publishing both titles, introduced Hellgate: London’s Collectors Edition to the gamers.

According to GameShop, one of largest PC game merchandizing website, six out of ten best selling game products in Singapore is from HanbitSoft. The number one seller product is Granado Espada 1 Year Unlimited Play. Top four products were Granado Espada related products, and Hellgate: London’s Collector’s Edition made into top 10 just a day after its launch.

“In order for a game to be successful in overseas, it’s very important to have both faith and fame in the market,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, “We are very lucky in that way because Granado Espada and Hellgate: London both qualify those needs. We are very proud.”

Granado Espada and Hellgate: London, both top selling titles by HanbitSoft is serviced in Singapore by IAH.

GE to Russia!!

HanbitSoft and Nival Online Shake Hands on Partnership
for Granado Espada’s Publishing Rights in Russia

Seoul, Korea – November 1, 2007 – HanbitSoft announced that the company has made a publishing rights agreement with Nival Online, one of largest game publishers in Russia, on providing Granado Espada in Russia.

Granado Espada is a well-known online MMORPG developed by IMCgames, team led by Hak Kyu Kim, one of most popular game developers worldwide. The game offers great graphics with dynamic gameplay and unique systems such as MCC(Multi Control Content) which are appraised by gamers worldwide.

“We are extremely pleased about our partnership with HanbitSoft, one of the most successful MMO publishers in Korea,” said Sergey Orlovskiy, CEO of Nival Online. “Our mission is to deliver the best worldwide MMO brands to the Russian market and we are excited to have Granado Espada aboard for our 2008 lineup. I’m sure the game will find a lot of fans among Russian gamers.”

Granado Espada is already being published in countries in North America, South East Asia, China and etc. Through the contract agreement with Nival Online, HanbitSoft has now advanced into 18 different countries with Granado Espada.

“We are also very excited to introduce Granado Espada to gamers in Russia,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft. “It’s a thrill to meet Russian gamers for the first time. With our confidence in our game and our localization know-how, we will do our best to please them.”

Granado Espada will be launched in Russia by Nival Online next year.

Monday, October 29, 2007

HGLD on the Cover!!

Check out the cover page of this month's PC Gamer!

HGLD Music Interview

Retrieved from

Jonric: For readers who aren't familiar with Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco or your past work, what are your backgrounds as composers for games?

Sascha Dikiciyan: I started my career in 1997 with id Software's Quake 2. From there, I scored Quake 3, James Bond and a few other titles. Things really picked up when Cris and I teamed up, and we've been working together ever since. Some of my personal favorites we scored to date include Haze, Beowulf, Dark Messiah, Splinter Cell 4 and of course, Hellgate: London.

this game was just a perfect match for us.
I really saw the opportunity to create something non-typical for Hellgate.
Flagship gave us all the freedom we needed.

Cris Velasco: I'm relatively new to the game scoring community. While I spent many years paying my dues and trying to get a foot in the door, I've actually been composing for games professionally for about four years now. My initial claim to fame was as one of the composers for the God of War franchise. I also recently was able to work with Clive Barker on Jericho. This was a big moment for me as it has always been a dream of mine to work with him. Other than that, Sascha and I have been very fortunate to be so busy since we teamed up. We've worked together on over a dozen games in the last two years including Stranglehold, Dark Messiah, TMNT, and Beowulf.

For more, visit

Hellgate: London in Singapore!

Meet Hellgate in Singapore!!
IAH holds Hellgate: London's Launch Party

IAH Games is holding the SEA launch of Hellgate: London at Funan as part of the worldwide launch of the game. At the launch, gamers will be able to purchase the collector's edition of Hellgate: London, additionally, the first 100 customers will also get the opportunity to get their Hellgate: London collector's edition box signed by Erich and Max Schaefer, two members of Flagship Studios who are the creators of Hellgate: London.

What's more, if you are one of the first 500 customers buying the collector's edition, you will receive a Hellgate: London goodie bag. Also for launch day only, Hellgate: London Templar figures will be sold at 30% off, the offer is only available at the IAH Games Cyber Cafe at #B1-03B.

Retrieved from

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Play Groove Party and Win 2008 Beijing Olympics Ticket

Download and Play Groove Party
Win 2008 Beijing Olympic Tickets!!
Groove Party currently on OBT in China is starting a new event.
During the event, for those who download the game client and play, SunShine will draw a lottery every week for two lucky people to give out 2008 Beijing Olympics tickets.

GE OBT China Starts OCT. 31

OBT in China Starts on Oct. 31st

The9 announced that Granado Espada's OBT in China is delayed to October 31st.
They havent explain the reason for delay. With the official announcement, they made apologies and asked for understanding. They will update 6 more servers, opening total 15 servers.

for more details from the original article at

GE Phone by NOKIA

GE phone by NOKIA,
Limited Edition now on sale in Taiwan
Retreived from

One of the biggest cellular phone company NOKIA has released N81 phone, game feature strengthend phone, for Taiwanese gamers. NOKIA has also released limited package of Granado Espada phone(N81 8GB). GE phone will be on sale with exclusive contents, rare items and GE souvenir. Only 5 thousand is made.

For more information, please visit

Monday, October 22, 2007

GE celebrates Halloween!!!

GE introduces 2.5 version Updates
Premium PCbang Promotion & Halloween Event Starts Today!!

GE, today, introduced 2.5version updates. Two new zones and quests were added including exclusive items just for "Family".

PCbang Promotion starts from today also. Those who play GE at Premium PCbangs, GE will provide them rare items exclusively made just for PCbang players. The more they play, the better they will get!!

Halloween event is also starting today. Until November 6th, there will be scarecrows spread in every area, and players who collect those will get specially made Pumpkin hat items.

For more details, visit GE official site

Friday, October 19, 2007

MYTHOS, Latest Updates!!

HanbitSoft Announces Mythos Updates
Flagship Seattle introduces new zone and content for Mythos

Seoul, Korea (October 19, 2007) – HanbitSoft, today announced the expansion of the closed beta program for the highly anticipated MMORPG Mythos™.

The expansion of the closed beta program introduces a new zone, Bloodbristle Heath, and the outpost town of Tulin’s Hope. Doubling the size of the Mythos universe, this new content will include new levels, monsters, quests, items, and skills.

“Since testing began in July, the team at Flagship Seattle has been working with our dedicated community to fine-tune the Mythos experience. With its addictive Diablo-style gameplay and simple learning curve, Mythos can be enjoyed in short bursts or for hours on end,” said Max Schaefer, Executive Producer of Mythos and founding member of Flagship Studios. “We look forward to the continued support of our community and welcome new testers to Mythos' world of Uld.”

Mythos is an online action role-playing game developed by Flagship Seattle, a subsidiary of Flagship Studios. Mythos is currently exercising the online technology and services behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London. Mythos will be responsible for distributing Mythos in Asia, and digitally distributed in North America and Europe by Ping0.

For more information please visit the official Mythos website:

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Game About, one of most popular webzines in Korea introduced POPOMING review before the first closed beta test.
Here is the link!


POPOMING, Two Thumbs Up!!
Gamers give Ten Full Points for POPOMING!!
POPOMING, new online casual RPG by JoyImpact finished its first closed beta test last weekend. Mud4U, one of most popular webzines in Korea had review on its site. Scaled one to ten, participated gamers gave ten full points to POPOMING. They say they were very satisfied with the last version and they especially enjoyed one of POPOMING's unique features, transforming system.
The Mud4u review article introduces POPOMING as the following.
POPOMING has cartoonic SD characters named ARA, CHIRO, and ROY which you might have seen in children's book or comic books. Their adorable appearances apeal to young and female players. It's control system is also very simple and easy that anyone playing the game for the first time can easily adapt to the environment. The most interesting and fun part of playing POPOMING is to experience transformation of the three characters. Each character has five different ways to transform, in 5 stages. To make it more easy, one character can change into 25 different characters and experience different skills, items each time.
For more, please visit

Halloween Party in PANGYA

42 Countries Participate the Halloween Event Today

Seoul, Korea(October 18, 2007) – HanbitSoft announced today that Pangya, online golf game, is opening Halloween Party in 42 countries.

42 countries include Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, North America and Europe. From today, these 42 countries are having Halloween Party inside Pangya. Pangya has exclusively developed items and event to celebrate Halloween world wide. The Halloween Party in Pangya starts today in Korea first.

Halloween Party opens in Pangya Island, and for those who join the party, Pangya has prepared many rare items such as Halloween Club, Pumpkin hat just for Halloween.

“This is the first time for Pangya to open a large event world wide,” said BK Yoon, Hanbitsoft PR director. “We are planning on more world wide events in the future. We hope gamers will like it.”

Pangya is an online golf game developed by NTREEV. Pangya is serviced in 43 countries world wide, and loved by casual gamers for its cute characters and stable updates.
For more information on Pangya’s world wide Halloween Party, visit and other official sites world wide.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

NeoSteam in China!


NeoSteam's Expansion package release is coming up. Before the release NeoSteam is having an event until October 19th. Premium items are provided to those who collects most points in each server.

To see the original article, visit,1.shtml

GE interview at Launch Party China

Granado Espada's OBT in China

Granado Espada had its lauch party in China last week, and announced that OBT for GE in China will start from October 24th.

Well known developer Hak- Kyu Kim showed up at the party to celebrate together.
At the interview with, Kim mentioned that he's satisfied with GE's OBT in China. He had launched GE in many other countries before China, and the game has been updated ever since.

"Many gamers are showing positive feedbacks, and I think this OBT is very successful." said Kim. "We are planning on releasing the expansion package, and it will be focused on communication systems."

For more details, read the original article at

Groove Party OBT 1.5 in China

According to, GROOVE PARTY's Open Beta version 1.5 has smaller client size than the last version. The new client is 1.12G, and you can download now. SunShine, is also having an event to celebrate. For those who participate, SunShine provides 5000 game money, 21 new songs, and DJ. For more details, visit
You can read the original article from at

Hellgate: London NEWS


Seoul, Korea (October 18, 2007) – HanbitSoft today announced that Hellgate: London( has gone to gold master and will be available exclusively for the PC on October 31st in North America.

“This has been an amazing journey for us and we couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said Flagship Studios CEO, Bill Roper. “We’re anxious to get Hellgate: London into gamers’ hands and we can’t wait to play right along with them.”

For gamers who can’t wait until Halloween, Flagship Studios is releasing a single player demo this Friday, October 19th. The single player demo is just for a small taste of the Hellgate: London experience. Gamers can choose from two of the six character classes and experience the streets and tunnels around London’s Holborn Station.

Flagship Studios also made announcement of collectors edition, which includes the entire Hellgate: London comics series by Dark Horse Comics. The Hellgate: London Collectors Edition will be released on October 31, 2007, in conjunction with the release date of the game. In addition to the Hellgate: London game and the exclusive, special edition, 104 page Hellgate: London graphic novel, the collectors set will also include a bonus DVD of The Making of Hellgate: London, as well as the game soundtrack, and a special Hellgate: London world map.

HanbitSoft has also announced that Hellgate: London’s Korean version of limited edition will be released very soon. Before then, Korean gamers can experience Hellgate: London on October 20th and 21st. HanbitSoft is operating a test to check on exterior interface surroundings before going into second Closed Beta Test. Only selected testers from the last Closed Beta Test can participate on this test, and they will be experiencing ACT2, the unrevealed part of Hellgate’s storyline.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Press Release: POPOMING gets Good Credits for Originality

POPOMING Gains Good Credit for its Originality

Seoul, Korea – October 15th, 2007 – HanbitSoft announced today that POPOMING successfully finished its first Closed Beta Test.

POPOMIG is an online casual RPG that HanbitSoft targeted mainly for kids. POPOMING is a new project developed at JoyImpact by veteran developers, whom they are known for Tantra, WYD2FC, and NeoSteam. POPOMING is set in future at Bugi Bugi Island, and its main storyline is the main characters fighting against Dr. Frank who invades their island.

HanbitSoft started the first Closed Beta Test for POPOMING last Friday, and it was closed on Sunday. For four days, users were able to experience unique features of the game.

There are three characters, wizard ‘Ara’, Elf ‘Chiro’ and Robot ‘Roy’. Normally, we hardly can see any game starting the Closed Beta Test with only three characters; however POPOMING didn’t matter because of its transforming system. Transformation system is what POPOMING makes so original. With the transforming system, one character can turn into 25 different characters. Each transformed character has its own features which makes it totally different from one another.

Through POPOMING’s first Closed Beta Test, HanbitSoft presented three characters, unique maps with various concepts like ‘Transforming Magic School’, ‘Factory for Broken Toys’ and so on. Because the game is so focused on its main target gamers, POPOMING has educational features too. Instead of violent weapons like swords and guns, characters in POPOMING fight with weapons like pillows and dolls. When the gamer loses to a monster, the monster shouts out phrases like “You are not good enough for me. Go do your homework first, and challenge me then! Hahaha~”

Participated testers commented that they enjoyed experiencing the transforming system the most, and simple control system was another feature that made them easy to enjoy.

“We are happy to announce that the Closed Beta Test for POPOMING has ended successfully” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, and added “We will listen to feedbacks very carefully, and consider our next step in developing.”

For more information on POPOMING, visit its official website at

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

MYTHOS: Teaser Site Open Today

HanbitSoft Opens Teaser Site for Mythos

Most Recent Updates, Newly Released Movies and Screen Shots All Available

Seoul, Korea – October 9th 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that teaser site for Mythos has opened this afternoon.

Inside the teaser site, HanbitSoft is offering various corners to get in touch with the gamers who are eager to know more about Mythos. There are corners such as ‘News Corner’ for sharing updates, ‘Game Info.’ for learning the world of Mythos and how to play. ‘Community’ and ‘Download’ for sharing newly released movies and screen shots are also available. Through these, gamers will be able to meet with various contents ahead than from anywhere else.

Mythos is an online MMORPG developed by Flagship Seattle, the subsidiary of Flagship Studios. It is counted as the most anticipated online game of the year along with Hellgate: London.

Meanwhile, Mythos has released new screen shots on Bloodletter’s new skill called Slicing Dervish. You can also see them at Mythos’ teaser site at,

Monday, October 8, 2007

HGLD limited edition ON SALE KOREA


Limited Edition Hits Sale in Korea
Exclusively made Figures, Making Film, Original Sound Track DVD all in One Package

Seoul, Korea - October 9, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that HELLGATE: LONDON’s limited edition, exclusively made for the PC will hit sale in Korea.

The limited edition includes not only the game install client, but also especially made DVD of making film and original sound track, exclusively made figures, comics, and poster and more. The Korean version of limited edition shares the same contents as Collector’s Edition, currently in pre-sale in North America and Europe, except it has figures in addition. Game itself and every thing in the package will be in Korean, either dubbed or in subtitles.

HanbitSoft has also released out part of the movie that will be included in the package. Dubbed in Korean, this movie shares the untold story of HELLGATE: LONDON. HELLGATE: LONDON movies inside the game will take a huge part out of the whole story.

For now, HanbitSoft announced that the price and the ship date for the Korean version of limited edition is not yet decided, however they will be officially announced very soon. Meanwhile, the company announced that first Closed Beta Test in Korea was finished very successfully, and the next test schedule will be released in the short future.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hellgate: London CBT 10/4~10/6 !!

HELLGATE: LONDON™ Kicks off Closed Beta in Korea
Hellgate: London Closed Beta starts exclusively in Korea today

Seoul, Korea – October 4, 2007 – HanbitSoft today announced that Hellgate: London is starting its Closed Beta exclusively in Korea today.

The first Closed Beta of Hellgate: London in Korea will be operated for three days, and the servers will be open everyday from 4pm to 11pm until October 6th. 2,038 selected testers who survived the high competition rate of 104:1 are invited to the test.

During the test, the gamers will be able to play with six classes that had been revealed so far, and experience through Act1, which includes tutorial, Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station, the British Museum, and more. Also, systems related to items and unique party systems with diverse chatting features are also set in the game for more in-depth experience.

Hellgate: London, the premier title from Flagship Studios, was operating only small sized alpha tests mostly in North America. Until today, only limited information was revealed about Hellgate: London because there was Flagship Studios special policy that no specific information is to be open to public until the game development is perfectly finished.

“Although only limited contents are revealed this time, we think that it’s good enough to experience both various systems and in-depth quality of the game,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, “We have made our best efforts for this very first Closed Beta test, but we still feel we could have done better. Though this opportunity, we wish to get a lot of feedbacks from the testers, and make Hellgate: London better game.”

HanbitSoft has also prepared special events for the players. For those gamers who were not fortunate enough to get selected for the first Closed Beta tester, HanbitOn, HanbitSoft’s community portal site, is providing a live-internet broadcast on Hellgate: London’s Closed Beta experience. This internet broadcast will be on air from today until the Hellgate: London shuts down its first Closed Beta test. Hellgate: London fans who cannot wait for their turn to participate on the next test may be want to go see first at

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Goove Party with Coka Cola

Groove Party in China is having a co-promotion event rightnow
This will be on for awhile, maybe until the Beijing Olympics!
We'll give you the details very soon!!
Meanwhile, if you want to see more on this, visit

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

GE Launch Party in Malaysia and Philippines

Granado Espada had its grand launch party in Malaysia and Philippines on September 15th.
Many gamers and press were there to celebrate.
You can see more photos and stories about the actual spot at following blogs!!

Hellgate: London on NEW YORK TIMES

i know it's a little late sharing this, but here is the news!!
Hellgate: London was chosen as one of most anticipating games of the year by New York Times recently. (September 9th, 2007)
Deploying Soon, Shock and Rock
Published: September 9, 2007
FIRST things first: It will be nearly impossible to shop for video games this fall without wandering, willingly or not, into the Halo 3 zone. When the last version of Microsoft’s science fiction über-franchise was released three years ago, it generated more than $100 million in sales in its first 24 hours on the market. As the cornerstone title this year for the Xbox 360 console, Halo 3 has a chance to top that record when it is released on Sept. 25.
The only game that would have had a legitimate chance to match Halo 3 in either sales or hype would have been Grand Theft Auto IV, originally scheduled to be released in October. Last month, however, the game’s makers delayed its debut until next spring at the earliest.
But fear not. Even if your next virtual urban crime spree has to wait until 2008, there appears to be no dearth of excellent games that are not named Halo 3 headed to screens this fall. Here are some of them:
HELLGATE: LONDON There are single-player games (like Mass Effect). There are persistent online games (like Tabula Rasa). And then there is the hybrid action role-playing genre pioneered by the fabulously popular Diablo series. Many, many contenders have tried to exceed, or even just match, Diablo’s addictive combination of randomized levels, easy yet deep combat and, of course, “slot machine”-style loot, where every monster just might drop that superpowerful item you’ve been hoping for. All have failed to approach the polish of the Diablo series. Hellgate, on the other hand, just might, and not least because many of the game’s senior designers defected from Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo team to strike out on their own. Once again, this new game shuns fantasy themes for more of a science fiction feel (notice a trend here?). You can play offline, but the real depth in the game comes from joining friends in cyberspace. The demons have invaded London, and naturally your job is to clear them out. Publishers: Electronic Arts, HanbitSoft and Namco, for PC. To be released Oct. 31.
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Monday, September 17, 2007

TakeDown, in Shibuya !!

TakeDown: The First Mission
Invites Japanese Gamers to First Closed Beta Test

TakeDown Starts CBT in Japan from October 2nd

Seoul, Korea – September 18, 2007 – HanbitSoft announced that TakeDown: The First Mission(hereandafter TakeDown), the company’s new hit title, is having a opening ceremony today in Shibuya, Tokyo organized by Hanbit Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (hereandafter HUE).

Introduced at the opening ceremony, TakeDown will be inviting 10thousand closed beta testers through its official website ( until September 26th, and begin its first closed beta from October 2nd to October 9th.

TakeDown has put much effort in localizing in order to satisfy the Japanese taste such as putting the voices together with the famous dubbing stars like Matsui Naoko and Wakamoto Norio. Matsui Naoko is famous for doing the voices in the ‘KONAN’ and Wakamoto Norio for ‘Dragon BallZ’. Also, TakeDown included a Japanese female character name Hoshino Iori, and a Shibuya map just for the Japanese gamers.

“FPS is bursting up as the most favored genre among gamers in Japan. By providing the right contents with high quality service, we expect TakeDown will boom up the FPS market even more in Japan.” said Jin Ho Song, executive vice-president of HUE.

TakeDown is first person shooting (FPS) game developed by well known FPS developer Kama Digital Entertainment. In this game, their well respected know-hows of PC FPS game developing experience is added to unique ideas of innovative visions for online game. TakeDown provides special weapons and weapon remodeling system that have not been found any other FPS games so far. One of the most eye-catching features of the game is localized maps, which the gamers can experience real sites of Korea.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Groove Party Opens Public in CHINA

Groove Party Opens Public in China
Groove Party Captures China with Groovy Dance & Music

Seoul, Korea – September 13th, 2007 – HanbitSoft announced that Groove Party, an online hip-hop dance game, will be open to public in China today.

Renhe Information Technology Ltd., (Hereinafter Renhe), a publisher responsible for service of Groove Party in China, today released the play movie and main features of the latest version through Chinese official website for Groove Party (

Groove Party is an online B-boy dance game with unique, easy control system and unique characters. Now HanbitSoft and Renhe are ready to excite the Chinese gamers with the Groove Party’s native features; Rhythmic dance and music.

Groove Party has already gained popularity among the gamers during its closed beta test last June. It is still maintaining its top rank as one of the most anticipating online game of the year in China.

HanbitSoft announced that the company would release Groove Party’s open beta schedule for Korea very shortly, but for now, the open beta in China will be the top priority for the company.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


International Contents Creater's Convention,
Announces Korean Game Power 25
International Contents Creater's Convention(ICON2007) announced Korean game power 25 to distinguish the most influencial figures of Korean game industry in each areas. Kwon Jun Mo, CEO of NEXON took the honor of being the first place and honor of being the second place went to the star developer Kim Hak Kyu, CEO of imcGAMES.
Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, took second place as most influencial CEO and 7th place in total. Sudden Attack's Baek Seung Hun took 8th, Ryu Jun and Park Young Hyun ranked 9th and 10th for Lineage2. (...)
ICON2007 is held for the first time this year in Pusan from September 13th to September 14th. This research was participated by total of 135 people, mainly asked to professional game journalists and academics.
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