Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hellgate: London 1.5Patch - New Monsters

HanbitSoft Inc. announced that the company released details and images of seven new monsters that will be included in explosive 1.5Patch for HELLGATE: LONDON, an online action RPG developed by Redbana US Studio, at Hellgate’s Korean official website on April 24th.
Korean Hellgate fans are especially excited about a particular general monster called ‘Dragoon (tentative name)’ because of its name. ‘Dragoon’ has a huge sword with hideous nails, and it gives other monsters strengthening effects. When allies are down, ‘Dragoon’ starts to dash at a player and starts using magic and up-close attack skills. When ‘Dragoon’ is in the herd of demons, it’s more difficult to defeat them. ‘Rider’, ‘Lancer’ which attacks with huge spear, ‘Succubae’ that flies up the sky and attacks with keen claws, and Mummies will be updated.

Boss monsters are ‘Arachtonas’ and ‘Ruriel’. ‘Arachtonas’ is monster that will appear in one of new maps, Tower Bridge, attacking with enormous tentacles on its back. ‘Ruriel’ will be put in Act5. Ruriel is the boss of Ruriel corpses that attacks players by summoning all kinds of Zombies and piles of corpses.

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

HGLD 1.5Patch Announcement Preview

HanbitSoft also revealed an image of a new monster that will be included in 1.5Patch. Details and more images will be released this Friday, April 24th at Hellgate's Korean official website.

HGLD 1.5Patch - Tower Bridge

HanbitSoft Inc. announced today that the company released screen shots of Tower Bridge map for HELLGATE: LONDON, an online action RPG developed by Redbana US Studio, at Hellgate’s Korean official website last Friday (April 17th).

Tower Bridge is not the first new map HanbitSoft released. The company already revealed screen shots of Training Ground and Maritime Museum on April 10th. All revealed maps will be included in Hellgate: London’s 1.5Patch later this year.

The released screen shots show the disrupted Tower Bridge which also has a distinct vive from the other maps. HanbitSoft announced that as of 1.5Patch, Hellgate will have each act very unique environment. Training Ground, Maritime Museum, and Tower Bridge give out different atmosphere, which will allow players to enjoy freshness each time they enter to a different map.


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

HGLD 1.5patch news

HanbitSoft Releases New Maps Details of Hellgate: London

Seoul, Korea – April 15, 2009 – HanbitSoft Inc. announced that HELLGATE: LONDON, an online action RPG developed by Redbana US Studio, will present new maps in its up-coming 1.5Patch, and released screenshots of them.
The revealed maps are Training Grounds and Maritime Museum. Training Ground will become the new starting area of Hellgate, which gives bright, outdoor spirit to the game. There, players will see many NPCs holding weapons and training the players. After players accomplished the training part, they will be able to go on to the next new map called Maritime Museum.

Maritime Museum is a huge building with two stories. Maritime Museum is expected to become the new center base of the game with various quests and convenience systems. First of all, Marketplace will be placed in Maritime Museum, so players will constantly come in and go out for items exchange and communication with other players. Also, there will be new quests, and Arena Terminal to activated PvP mode that will give both entertainment and convenience to the gamers.

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.

This is the sixth announcement of Hellgates 1.5Patch details, and Korean gamers’ anticipation is reaching to its climax as outline of the Patch becomes clearer each week.

More about GRAND MER!!

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.

After few decades later, the unusual weather cooled down, and lands that had sunk over the years started to appear again. Humans called them NEWTERRA, and began settling in the new land. However it was too early to cultivate or hunt, so humans had to depend on fishery to survive. In this age, race and nationally don’t matter. Only those clubs that fish the best become rich and powerful. That made clubs to battle for the good fishing points where many large species inhabit, and to win the battle, clubs have invented better Trolling equipments and techniques. They call the best angler in NEOCEAN, the LORDAN. All the anglers are fighting to become LORDAN, for wealth and reputation. Are you ready to become the LORDAN?


SEX: Male
AGE: 21
HEIGHT: 177cm

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.
SEX: Female
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 170cm

Stellars dad used to be a powerful club leader, but now new club owns their spot. She keeps entering the tournaments to win her dads glory back. She is live and optimistic. She’s weaker than many other anglers, but she pulls off great techniques that were taught from her dad.
(There are 6characters so far, but only these two are open to play in the up-coming test)

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.

Mantra Sea
It is a historical site of ancient China, where people used to pray for their wishes. It’s called for place of prayers.

Matryoshka Sea
It used to be an industrial area in old Siberia. Most of glacier melted down by global warming, but remaining iceberg became an island. It has low population because of the cold temperature.

Shogun Sea
It’s the only remaining island of old Japanese islands. People built a statue of Shogun to honor the ancient ancestors.

Fishing System

1. Move by Boat Get on the boat, and go to place where you want to fish.

2. Casting Throw out the lure into the water with the casting key on your keyboard.

3. Fighting When a fish bites your lure, pull the rod and wind up the line. When fish is too strong, loosen up the line to avoid from being cut.

4. Landing If you were successful in fighting, take the fish out of the water.

5. Supply When you’re done fishing, find a Supplying Dock in the mini map. Go to the place and register your fish.

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


HanbitSoft announced the first closed beta test date for world’s first online trolling game, GRAND MER on April 9th, 2009. The company is inviting gamers who’d join the test which will be held from April 17th until April 19th this spring. In addition to the announcement, spec of games closed beta test version was revealed. This test is only available to gamers with HanbitOn accounts in Korea for now, but I prepared the overview for those out of Korea who are eager to know more about this game. ENJOY!!


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.


A. World’s First Online Trolling Recreation Sports Game
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.

B. Simple Control System
GRAND MER introduces simple control system so that gamers can easily understand and play the game. Gamers don’t need any professional knowledge to enjoy. Simple control system allows players to enjoy the game by falling into the great suspense and pleasure of fishing itself. In other existing fishing games, players easily get tired of all the hard work of level ups and catching fish and they don’t have anything else to do, whereas GRAND MER is not all about catching large fish. The game continuously provides new challenges with various modes and tournaments that allow players to have new goals and be motivated at all times. So players can decide on their own goals that most fit their characteristics.

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.

Other fishing games have three to five motions. GRAND MER has various motions of moving forwards and backwards, many types of jumping, rotating, turning, biting, struggling and etc.

F. Trolling Tournament
GRAND MER is a Trolling tournament game. Any player can open a tournament, and anyone can join the game right away even if it’s already begun. Tournament is divided according to certain conditions. There are three types; Big Game, Star Game, and Super Game. In order to participate in high level tournaments, players have to achieve certain qualifications from lower level tournaments. From various tournaments, players will be entertained with challenging goals and glory that is more than just fishing as one of recreation sports.

G. Community and Competitions Between Clubs
GRAND MER introduces various community systems; messenger, search my friend, club, transactions and etc. Through club competition, winners get possessory rights over certain maps which many benefits.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CAMON HERO's Card Book!

CAMON HERO Introduces Fascinating Card Book System
Seoul, Korea – April 8th, 2009 – HanbitSoft Inc. announced today that CAMON HERO, a highly anticipated online Card Collection MMORPG developed by T3 Entertainment Corp., introduced its Card Book System yesterday, which will bring the true excitement of collecting cards.
Card Book is a place where players can store their cards. However it also brings excitement of competing others with its unique Card Book Points for rank and rare items. Gamers can put 100 cards in one Card Book in one season, and they will be given points according to their collection. By collection, it means the number and rarity the collected cards have. The rank will be set by the Card Book Points. Ranking gets updated every 4:00am, so gamers will be able to see how they did last night, and how their ranking improved. Players can also see the Card Books of other players, and compete with strategy. After season is over, the one player who ranked in first place will be awarded with various rare items, and those who completed the Card Book with 100 cards will be given other compensations.

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

CAMON HERO Announces First Update

CAMON HERO Presents First Update Only a Week After OBT Started

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.

For new items, ‘Guild Stone’ and new weapon set is added. ‘Guild Stone’ is an item which increases the guild point. Guild points are needed for growing the guild. New weapon sets are ‘God’s Rage’ and ‘Godess’s Rage’. ‘God’s Rage’ is a both handed swords which randomly creates thunderstorms when its used. ‘Goddess’s Rage’ is a cane which also makes thunderstorms randomly when it’s used.

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

Hellgate NEWS

HELLGATE: LONDON Will Have Stronger PvP System

Seoul, Korea – April 1st, 2009 – HanbitSoft Inc. announced that HELLGATE: LONDON, an online action RPG developed by Redbana US Studio, will have stronger PvP system after its extensive 1.5 Patch.

Hellgate: London’s 1.5 Patch will introduce various PvP Modes such as ‘Team Death Match’, and a dueling system. Players will be able to choose a mode that best fits their play style, and experience diversity of PvP game-plays. There will be plenty of options to apply when players create the room which will allow the players to enjoy PvP in most favorable conditions. Another remarkable difference is that players will be able to play in 1:1 to 5:5 at most depending on the different modes. A button for inviting guild members will be updated to allow players to easily join their guild members. HanbitSoft added the announced details may change in future.

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.”