Monday, October 29, 2007
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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.
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.
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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.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
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 17173.com
GE phone by NOKIA,
Limited Edition now on sale in Taiwan
Retreived from www.gamer.com.tw
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 http://gnn.gamer.com.tw/0/28230.html
Monday, October 22, 2007
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 www.granadoespada.com
Friday, October 19, 2007
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: http://www.mythos.com/
Thursday, October 18, 2007
PANGYA OPENS HALLOWEEN PARTY WORLD WIDE
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 www.pangya.com and other official sites world wide.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
NEO STEAM 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.
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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 17173.com, 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
Seoul, Korea (October 18, 2007) – HanbitSoft today announced that Hellgate: London(www.hellgate.co.kr) 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
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 www.popoming.com
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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 http://mythos.hanbiton.com,
Monday, October 8, 2007
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™ 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 http://hanbiton.com/h_broadcast/main.aspx.