Thursday, December 10, 2009
All zone1, 2 and the new zone3 will be open with new monsters and items.
Here are the latest screenshots of Zone3 we released yesterday.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I truly apologize for not keeping my word. I know I promised I will keep you up with constant updates and more details, but I couldnt. We had busy months for launching the new Hellgate in Korea, and also present our new comming games at Gstar2009.
About Hellgate, here is the latest news.
On November 12th, 2009 HanbitSoft held a press conference and announced 'Hellgate: Resurrection'. There, we made large development issues including opening a new world(2.0 version, which is named Hellgate: Resurrection) and will be FREE to PLAY. We are going to have an Abyss Chronicle Patch on 22nd of December, and more updates will be continued from then including Hellgate: Tokyo which is planned to open next spring.
Here is the new image of Hellgate we released.
Monday, September 7, 2009
This is Janelle. Long time no see, huh!?!
I was really really busy with taking care of things here in Korea, and didn't have much time to update the news for you guys. Please forgive me for my laziness.
Now that I have a new assistant, I will make sure to share the fresh news with you all.
Since May, we had many things going on.
First of all, Mythos had its first closed beta test in Korea. The test was called 'World Preview Test'. We opened zone1 and introduced newly developed world of Uld. Testers' responses were mostly positive, but some wanted the old version of what it used to look like last year during the beta service in the US. We announced that second beta test is going to be in a month or two.
I will let you know when the actual schedule gets announced.
Another big event was the launch of Hellgate: London's 1.5Patch. We had a little systematic problems here and there, but its doing just fine now. Every content is open for free during the weekends. This promotion will last pretty long I think. There isn't any other update schedules for near future.
I know many of you visit my blog for HGLD and Mythos news. But we have many other games that are just as fun and amazing and exciting! So just give it a try and peak at some other posts too. ^^
From now on, I will make sure to let you know details of our news.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Audition2 Advances into Indonesia (Below is the image from Auditon)
Other New Titles to Go
HanbitSoft also has many other plans for more new titles.
Spike Girls, online kickball game, CAMON HERO, a card collecting MMORPG had also been launched this spring. The company plans to take more aggressive actions with making expansion to overseas with those titles. HanbitSoft also has unrevealed titles that are in development.
HanbitSoft also opened developers note page on Korean offical website of Mythos last month. Mythos is currently developed by T3, and will be introduced pretty soon. HanbitSoft has not mentioned about schedule for oversea service, but stated that the game is being reconstructed to become globally popular.
There will also be more new MMORPGs, Trolling Game planned to be launched this year.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
MYTHOS Developers Note #001
April 22, 2009
I’m Alboos from development team of MYTHOS. It’s exciting to have finally met you.
From now on, I will be introducing you the most current status of MYTHOS’ development, and tell you the details how the MYTHOS world will turn out.
First, I would like to introduce myself briefly. I am Designer in MYTHOS develop team, and I will be ‘Sage’ in MYTHOS world. That’s why I named myself as Alboos for Developers Note.
I know that many gamers are waiting to play MYTHOS. The reason why we didn’t give out any news for such a long time is because we wanted to wait until we are able to open the most accurate information.
Right now, MYTHOS is in good condition where it’s being reconstructed to become more suitable as online game. We are trying to keep the strengths that the game used to have, and make them even stronger, while eliminating its weaknesses.
As many of you already know, MYTHOS has come from
Our current developing plan is focused on how to make the game enjoyed by you and your friends, colleagues, and family.
Well, this is it for today. Today, I just wanted to let you know that MYTHOS is being developed in good condition.
In my next letter, I will give you brief explanations about world of MYTHOS.
Have a great day!
HanbitSoft Inc. announced today that the company is revealing the development status of MYTHOS, a highly anticipated MMORPG developed by T3 Entertainment and Redbana US, through ‘Developers Note Page’ on the games Korean official website.
HanbitSoft launched ‘Developer’s Note Page’ in the Korean official website of MYTHOS on April 30th, and started to open public how the game is being developed. The company plans to introduce the world view, background story and class details of MYTHOS, starting with a letter from a developer in T3. The letter is written by a MYTHOS Designer with the nickname of ‘Alboos’. In the opening letter, Alboos mentioned that “MYTHOS is currently in a good condition where it’s being reconstructed. We are trying to keep the strengths that MYTHOS used to have, and strengthen them even more to make more suited as an online game.”
“MYTHOS is developed mainly by T3 and supported by Redbana. We are putting the development this way to embrace all kinds of systems that will work globally” said Yoora KIM. CMO of HanbitSoft, and added “many gamers have been worrying and wondering about MYTHOS, but they don’t have to worry now. We are doing our best to develop the game globally popular.”
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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The revealed monsters are only few of new monsters that will be included in 1.5Patch. Different boss monsters will be put into for each Act. HanbitSoft has been introducing 1.5Patch details every week, and next week will be on new items, which is the most wanted information by gamers. For more details about the previous announcements, visit http://hg.hanbiton.com/, or contact Janelle HA at hBonkiE@hanbitsoft.co.kr.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
CAMON HERO, a highly anticipated online Card Collection MMORPG developed by T3 Entertainment Corp., revealed large scale update for high-level players.
CAMON HERO raised its highest level limit from level 32 to 50. Players who had gone through ‘Secondary Occupation Change’ can now meet with new items of higher level. When players reach to level 50, they have to go through another occupation change, and receive ultimate property card for the first time. New items include weapons, various accessories, and more than 100 kinds of new solider & skill cards such as ‘Chaotic Witch Card’ and ‘Shermasty Card’.
CAMON HERO also opened new areas. Players are encouraged to battle stronger monsters from 40 new areas of ‘Meta D Force’ and ‘Vical’. There will be new 40 level BB (Bulletin Board) contents for high level players. CAMON HERO’s unique feature, Card Book, has also begun its first season with new card book point items. Players will be able to get them by taking card book points from collecting cards.
For more information, visit CAMON HERO’s Korean official website at
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
HanbitSoft also revealed screenshots of new maps, items and a boss monster which include Guardian’s Two-handed sword and axe and Arachtonas, one of new boss monsters. Revealed images are just part of many that will be updated through 1.5Patch, and details of the rest will also be revealed very soon.
For many years, the earth suffered from severe global warming and long heavy rains and eventually in the year 2108, the earth was covered by a grand ocean and became NEOCEAN WORLD.
Roy is from a very small, isolated island. He lost his father by great white shark attack. He wants to become the LORDAN and kill the great white shark, the largest species in NEOCEAN, for revenge. He is young and confident. But he has a temper that makes him fish with his power, not techniques. When he loses a fish, he loses his temper too.
Players can accessorize their characters with various Glasses, Tops, Pants and more.
GRAND MER has various kinds of boats from normal to futuristic. Players can buy them at in-game Boat Shop with game money (Pearl) that they obtained through fishing. Only standard boat is open this time.
There are also various kinds of equipments like fishing rods, reels, lures and etc. (These are not included in first CBT.)
Every map in GRAND MER has its own unique concept. Fishing games provide similar maps that have different names, so players can’t really tell the difference between one another. In GRAND MERs uniquely created maps, players will be able to feel the cultural essence of each country. In first closed beta test, players will meet with five fascinating maps.
1. Move by Boat Get on the boat, and go to place where you want to fish.
4. Landing If you were successful in fighting, take the fish out of the water.
There have been lots of online fishing games, but gamers shouldn’t expect same from GRAND MER. With GRAND MER gamers will be able to have a whole different experience. GRAND MER will offer them indescribable thrill and excitement of Trolling with extraordinary effects and unique features. Developed by veterans who have been focusing only on fishing games for 10 years, GRAND MER will present the decisive charm of playing online fishing game. Its first closed beta test begins on April 17th in Korea.
Friday, April 10, 2009
GRAND MER is a classic online Trolling game for gamers all over the world. Trolling is method of fishing that is known for best fishing leisure sports. Trolling is to catch large open-water species such as tuna and marlin in a moving boat out in the ocean. (Trolling is often confused with trawling which is a completely different type of fishing. Trolling is used for both recreational and commercial fishing using lines whereas Trawling is used mainly for commercial fishing using nets.) Any angler would want to experience the thrill and excitement of Trolling, and they can with GRAND MER. With GRAND MER, gamers will be able to experience a complete pleasure of Trolling online, at homes or offices, when or wherever they want to, without worrying any weather problems.
GRAND MER is world’s first online Saltwater Trolling game that invites gamers to a spectacular excitement of deadly struggle with enormous fish which reach up to 8 meters long. GRAND MER emerged from tension focused fishing systems, and introduces classic Trolling that allows gamers to feel the comprehensive situation in fishing.
C. Various Camera View Angles
GRAND MER has various camera angles which provide live and realistic views. Players can see the delicate expressions of rock on the waves and lively moving fish. These diverse sceneries make the game more real and dynamic. D. Striking Effects Players will be hallucinated by GRAND MER’s extraordinary effects. The game maximizes the joy of fishing with realistic displays of surrounding environments. Players can see movements of waves, shadows on water surface, islands, and color of water changes by time and weather changes. Every fish moves with motion pattern AI, and sometimes funny situations like a fish that player is trying to catch gets eaten by a shark happen.
E. Existing Large Open-water Species
In GRAND MER, players will meet with great numbers of large open-water fish that actually exist in the Five Oceans. Most existing fishing games provide sixty kinds at most whereas GRAND MER has over eighty kinds which are completely developed. Only thirty of them are revealed in the first closed beta test, however more than 200 kinds are planned to be developed in future. Each different species has own unique movements which make GRAND MERs fishing more spectacular. You can say that almost all movements are realized in game.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Players can also purchase unique items with the Card Book Points. Those items are also introduced in recent update. Players will meet with swimsuit items for both male and female characters, various Solider Cards that you cannot find with game-play.
For more information, visit CAMON HERO’s Korean official website at http://camon.hanbiton.com, or contact Janelle HA at hBonkiE@hanbitsoft.co.kr.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Seoul, Korea – April 3rd, 2009 – HanbitSoft Inc. today announced that CAMON HERO, a highly anticipated online Card Collection MMORPG developed by T3 Entertainment Corp., went on its first update on March 31st in Korea. This is first update in only a week after the game started open beta service.
The update includes new play modes and several items. In ‘Luxurious Toy’ mode, players will meet with a huge boss monster called ‘Luxurious Toy’. Here, the players must kill the monster with a joined party, so good cooperation play is very important. In ‘Master Sandman’ mode, players are encouraged to occupy a boss moster ‘Slow’ which uses special magic. Both modes allow only 30 level characters.
With great responses by the gamers, CAMON HERO’s open beta is on a good pace. After 2hours of open beta, HanbitSoft had to set up ten additional channels, and for continuous new comers, the company is planning to add more. CAMON HERO is introducing its most important system, Card Book System, next week, and release bigger updates from then.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
HanbitSoft posted the general introduction of 1.5 Patch on March 6th through Hellgate’s Korean official website, and is updating the details every Friday. So far, the company announced that there will be Mode Merger, Achievement Reward System, Instance Swtiching and Item Linking, and Consignment House. The company will be revealing more details every week on rest of 1.5 patch contents through Hellgate’s Korean official website.
HanbitSoft also made announcement regarding service in outside of Korea. “There have been many inquiries from US and European Hellgate players surrounding the availability of the game in those respective territories” said Kee Young KIM, CEO of HanbitSoft, and added “HanbitSoft does own the intellectual property of Hellgate: London and is interested in providing the game in the US and Europe, but is unable to do so at this time because Namco Bandai has the publishing rights for those regions. We cannot open up the server in Korea to allow access by US and European players as this will constitute infringing upon Namco Bandai’s publishing rights in the US and Europe. HanbitSoft is currently doing its best to improve the game.”
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Seoul, Korea – April 1st, 2009 – HanbitSoft Inc. announced the new title GRAND MER, world’s first online trolling game developed by T3 Entertainment Corp., and released artworks for the first time. Official website (http://gm.hanbiton.com) also opened yesterday.
According to HanbitSoft, GRAND MER, in French, means Large Sea. GRAND MER will bring about the fantastic world of trolling; a highly energetic sport that requires speed and power, into 3D online game. The game concentrated embodying the unique sense of fishing into online, which is the essence of fishing. For this, developers are currently working on making a fishing controller that will heat up the pleasure of fishing.
HanbitSoft also released exquisite art works, screen shots and teaser movie for the first time. Images show visual of six individual characters and the lively created oceans. From the images, gamers will be able to grasp the general concept of GRAND MER.
“GRAND MER is developed by masters of fishing games who have been working on only fishing games for almost 10 years. With their extraordinary record and passion, development is going very well, and we expect to release the game very soon” said Yoora Kim, CMO of HanbitSoft, and added, “We will put best efforts to bring out GRAND MER soon with distinctive visuals and dynamic thrill of trolling all together.”
GRAND MER is developed by T3 Entertainment, a team of veterans who made VIRTUAL DEEP SEA FISHING, a great hit fishing game, which was also published in the U.S in 1998.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
CAMON HERO’s OBT is Doing Great!
HanbitSoft had to Expanded 10 channels 2hours After Open
Seoul, Korea – March 26th, 2009 – HanbitSoft Inc. today announced that CAMON HERO, an highly anticipated online Card Collection MMORPG developed by T3 Entertainment Corp., had a great start in its open beta service on March 24th, and that it is quietly drawing gamers’ attention.
CAMON HERO had attracted gamers with its rather peculiar concept as ‘Card Collection MMORPG’ since Gstar. According to HanbitSoft, CAMON HERO had to expand seven channels in an hour after it had begun its Open Beta Service because of the sudden crowding. In first two hours, HanbitSoft added more channels and operated with 10 channels to manage continuously increasing gamers’ access.
Players who joined in CAMON HERO’s open beta started posting positive responses on its official website, such as “It is more fun than I expected. It’s a well made game”, “CAMON HERO is juicy and speedy!” and “Entertaining! Especially collecting cards!”
“Despite the unfavorable condition, we are very excited to see gamers come constantly and leave with satisfaction. Because March is known as slack season in online game industry and CAMON HERO stuck to its plan to open during the weekday at day time, we are very satisfied about the current status. It is so much more than we had expected especially when we didn’t really do any particular marketing activities” said Yoora Kim, CMO of HanbitSoft, and added “more and more new players are joining the game, and we are preparing a new server for them. We are very thankful to those gamers who kept their royalty and waited for CAMON HERO’s open.”
After its final test in November last year, CAMON HERO quietly went through an extensive modification, and improved its quality by running number of Focus Group Tests. With its come back, CAMON HERO is now tempting the gamers with its familiar systems and a bulk of fresh and new contents.
For more information, visit CAMON HERO’s official website in Korea at http://camon.hanbiton.com, or contact Janelle HA at hBonkiE@hanbitsoft.co.kr.