Monday, January 28, 2008

Newly Released Screen Shots of MYTHOS

Hellgate Goes Wild!

Chinese web magazine, released an article about Hellgate: London yesterday.
The article says that open beta in Korea is going very well with CCPU of 100thousand.
It is true Hellgate: London is having a great start so far, however note that HanbitSoft has not yet announced the CCPU number for several reasons. HanbitSoft is willing to announce it at the right time, and hopely with higher number than that.
If you want to read the original article, visit here.,1.shtml

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


What has been going on to Hellgate: London after open beta?

Seoul, Korea (January 18, 2008) – HanbitSoft announced that Flagship Studios will be updating Stonehenge Chronicle in North America tomorrow, 22nd in Korean time.

Stonehenge is a huge outdoor hub accessed through a special portal in Templar Base, connecting players to several new and exciting quests. Heroes will find themselves in completely new open, outdoor wilderness areas unlike anything seen within the city limits of London, battling terrifying new demons and bosses and finding new items very distinct in their appearance. Stonehenge Chronicle will be updated in Korea this February.

After open beta from 15th, Hellgate: London went to the first update on 19th. This updated includes hard core, elite modes which will challenge the gamers only who are over level 20 can play. HanbitSoft also released the latest screen shots of Act4, which will be updated tomorrow, the 22nd in Korea.

After the open beta, Hellgate: London ranks in first place for more than a week among the open beta games at Game Trics, Game Report and other game rank research sites. Also, Hellgate: London has made a contract with Massive on in-game advertisement. Based on this contract, Massive will manage in-game advertisemnet sales for Hanbitsoft and all aspects of the dynamic in-game advertising processes. Hellgate:London features London city surroundings such as museums, Bloomsbury, Piccadilly and so on, making the game suitable for natural and effective advertising.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Mythos News on Game4v

Here is News from Game4v, one of web magazines in Vietnam!
if you are interested for more details, click here ->

Mythos Fan Site in Germany

Visit Mythos Fan site in Germany!
Here's the link. You can get translation help from google.

DX10 Screen Shot of HGLD

News on GameENET

HanbitSoft released DX-10 Screen Shots of Hellgate: London.

With co-work with Nvidia, DX10 and Geforce8800GT graphic card makes Hellgate: London a whole new game.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cabalist Model at the Festival

HGLD festival summary

Hellgate: London Open Festival Summary

Seoul, Korea (January 13, 2008) – HanbitSoft today announced that launch party for Hellgate: London had been a great success.

Over two thousand guests filled the scene. People who wanted to get in first came six hours before the entrance time, in snowy weather. HanbitSoft’s staff in charge of the festival had to let the people in 30minuties before schedule because of cold, snowy weather.

Hellgate: London Launch Festival began on time with Bill Roper, CEO of Flagship Studios and Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft performing ‘the very first log-in” show. After the show, Bill Roper himself came up to the stage and made a presentation on Stonehenge Episode which will be added after the open beta. Later, Eric Liu and Jin Kim of Flagship Studios made introduction. Eric is International Producer who communicates with International producers of Asian partners, and Jin is Korean concept artist who works on Hellgate: London.

In the second half of the show, Korean musicians Girls Generation, Yunha and DJ DOC performed. Bill Roper also came up the stage and performed to thank the fans who made to the festival.

On January 12th, Bill Roper also had a meeting with his fan gamers at HanbitSoft conference room. There, he talked about Hellgate: London, and further more about the game industry with his fans. “I had a really good time with our fans. They are so mature, and their depth of understanding the game just surprises me all the time,” said Bill Roper, “I was moved when one of the gamers made presentation on Hellgate: London in English.”

Despite hard schedule, Bill visited one of internet cafes after servers for pre open of Hellgate: London opened at four. He requested to visit internet café while he’s in Korea during the pre-open service to see players playing Hellgate: London for himself. “I understand how internet café industry is important in Korean online game industry” said Bill Roper, and added “like Starcraft contributed to booming the internet café culture and economy, HanbitSoft and Flagship Studio will make Hellgate: London the next legendary title that boosts the whole industry.”

Hellgate: London had its pre-open beta yesterday, January 12th, for 24hours to run the final check before its grand opening on January 15th.

Girl Generation vs Yunha

Girls Generation vs Yunha at Hellgate Launching Festival

Seoul, Korea- January 13, 2008- Korea’s one of most popular singing group and a well known global star each performed at the Hellgate: London Launching Festival last Friday, January 11th, in Seoul.

During Hellgate: London’s Launching Festival, Girls Generation and Yunha were asked which their favorite character is in Hellgate: London. Their different answers caught the attention to the audiences and it is now in hot topics.

“We like to play games in our spare time, and we are always excited to know the new titles that are out there” said Girls Generation, “In Hellgate: London, our favorite is Templar.”

On the other hand, “I don’t really know what the name is, but I like the one with a tattoo on its shoulders” said Yunha. The character she picked out which she meant by Cabalist, was her favorite.

Strangely enough to believe it was a coincidence, but both character classes they chose reflects on their features right now. Girls Generation is formed by nine members and Templars, fight the best when they fight in groups. They both need team work and strategy to bring out their potentials.

Yunha, a solo singer chose Cabalist which uses healers and various kinds of sorcery and usually works alone. They too share some common features in their fields.

“We saw the movie trailer while we were waiting back stage, and it was awesome” said Girls Generation, “It was like blockbuster movie. We can’t wait for Hellgate: London’s open beta. We will definitely try it later.”

HanbitSoft announced that pre-open service of Hellgate: London that had been on for 24hours since yesterday was closed today with out any server or network problems. Hellgate: London will begin open beta service on January 15th, according to the schedule.

Hellgate: London Celebrates Open Beta

Hellgate: London Celebrates the Grand Open

Seoul, Korea (January 11, 2008) – HanbitSoft today announced that Hellgate: London starts its pre-open beta service on January 12th.

Hellgate: London is starting its pre-open beta tomorrow for 24hours to run the final check before its grand opening on January 15th. Pre-open service will be a great chance for players who want to create their characters as soon as possible, which will be available after the official open. Sooner you create, better name you can get. Players can create up to 24 characters, and HanbitSoft will choose the ones who have the most unique character names present Hellgate: London figure.

HanbitSoft also revealed the latest play movie and preview trailer of Stonehenge Episode, the biggest update after the open beta. Stonehenge is the extensive land outside the ruined London city, where it has stronger community features than any other areas. Stonehenge asks for more players for more party plays, and more repeatable play is supported which provides better experience of Hellgate: London as online game. Stonehenge will be updated in mid January in North America and Europe, and February in Korea.

Before the pre-open service, HanbitSoft is opening a grand launching Festival tonight in Seoul. Bill Roper, CEO of Flagship Studios, Eric Liu, International Producer and Jin Kim, Graphic Artist is joining the party and popular music artists Girls Generation, Yunha, and DJ DOC are also invited to the event for performance.

HGLD Launch Party PREVIEW articles

Mythos Advances into SEA

Mythos, developed by Flagship Studios and distributed by HanbitSoft advance to SEA market.

Spike Girls!!

Spike Girls news on Daily Metro, and the City News.
Spike Girls is a game with girl characters only. Cute and pretty faces with unique style, and actively playing mens sports caught peoples attention.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Granado Espada has gone through first update this year. The new region called for high level gamers.
takes place inside a body of a Giant, and has one field, and three dungeons. Here you get to face high level monsters(level 120) and its almost impossible to beat them alone. This is where you need team work! HanbitSoft has made a promotion movie trail on , and it will be introduced tomorrow! So don't miss it!


Hellgate: London is opening a party this Friday to celebrate its open beta service,
And we hope you could join us!

Date: January 11th, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 pm. ~ 9:30 pm.
Place: Melon Ax Hall (Kwang Jin Gu, Seoul Korea)
VIPs: Bill Roper, Eric Liu, Aletheia Simonson from Flagship Studios
Special Guests: Various Korean music artists

Please refer to attached file and event URL.
Event page:

Play Groove Party in Korea from Today!

Groove Party Opens in Korea

Seoul, Korea – January 8, 2008 – HanbitSoft announced today that online dance game Groove Party ( is having its pre-open beta service started today for Korean market.

Groove Party tested its system and network quality through focus group test last December and it is now ready for the open beta. Groove Party opens its client download site at noon today, to prevent the overflow of the download, and starts its pre open service at four in the evening. Groove Party’s pre open lasts until the game starts official open beta, which will be announced shortly.

Groove Party is currently in open beta service in China, with big supports from Chinese players. Groove Party also advanced into Taiwan last week, and will be distributed to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

“It is more than grateful to have Groove Party finally present to Korean gamers,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, and added “it took us a long way to finally open Groove Party in Korea because we wanted to make sure we have what gamers want. From the help of gamers who have been waiting for Groove Party’s open, we could achieve what we wanted. I hope they will like it.”

HanbitSoft announced that they will announce the date for Groove Party’s open beta service in Korea as soon as they review the systems and network status from pre open beta service.

Groove Party Enters Taiwan

Groove Party Enters Taiwanese Market
From December 20th until 23rd, All HanbitOn Members Are Invited

Seoul, Korea – January 7, 2008 – HanbitSoft announced today that online dance game Groove Party ( has entered into Taiwanese game market.

HanbitSoft has made a publishing rights contract with Taiwan Index Inc., for publishing Groove Party in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

“We are excited to publish Groove Party here in Taiwan. I heard Groove Party is loved by many gamers in Korea and China,” said Po-Yuan Lui, CEO of Taiwan Index, “With HanbitSoft, we will perform our very best.”

Taiwan Index is the subsidiary Gamania Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd., which has wide experience with high ability of publishing various Korean online games.

Groove Party is upgraded with stable service and updates of contents through service in China, and there is much more chances to go more abroad,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, “Groove Party started its service in overseas market China first before home base in Korea, which is very rare in this industry. We believe Groove Party’s previous experience in China will lead to success in Korea as well.”

Groove Party is an online rhythm action dance game developed by ZNE Entertainment. Groove Party will start its pre-open beta service in Korea tomorrow, January 8th, and move on to the next milestone.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mythos Breaks into SEA

HanbitSoft and AsiaSoft signs $7million publishing rights contract

Seoul, Korea (January 4, 2008) – HanbitSoft, today announced that the company has signed a publishing rights contract with AsiaSoft, for introducing Mythos to South East Asia.

The total amount of the contract is 7million US with 21percent of running royalty from gross sales. Through this contract agreement with AsiaSoft, Mythos will be distributed to 10 different South East Asian countries including Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines.

“Clearly, South East Asian market had changed in the last few years influenced by increasing imports of foreign games,” commented Richard Sung, head of Business Development Division of HanbitSoft, and added “strong contents developed by Flagship Studios and good reputation of HanbitSoft in the territory mad the Mythos deal go quite positively even in the very competitive and tough market status.”

Developed by Flagship Seattle, a subsidiary of Flagship Studios, 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.

“While Hellgate: London is an action RPG with massive scale, Mythos is more of a light and casual MMORPG,” said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, “we hope that gamers in South East Asia will enjoy both of these games.”

“We are very happy to be the one to introduce Mythos to South East Asian gamers,” said Sherman Tan, Chariman of AsiaSoft, “we are very confident of our partnership with HanbitSoft and Flagship Studios, and we are going to make it successful.”

Mythos is currently exercising the online technology and services behind the multiplayer component of the highly-anticipated action role-playing game Hellgate: London. HanbitSoft 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: