IRVINE, Calif. â€“ March 3, 2006 - K2 Network, Inc. (www.K2Network.net), a global online entertainment and community management company, announced today the launch of its new official Global MU Online (GMO) website (www.GlobalMUonline.com) with a new version of the game.
Through this launch, the new and existing GMO gamers were offered with a more up-to-date version of the website and game including new maps, items and events. With plans to commercialize its GMO service during spring of 2006, K2 Network will commit the next several weeks to testing quality assurance.
Since the launch of the new GMO website and client on February 17, 2006, tens of thousands of new downloads have been made by dedicated fans who have been anticipating the new version code named â€œEpic of Loren.â€
â€œWe are excited about our partnership with Webzen and the new launch of Global MU Online. We believe that the key of a successful MMOG is community. And the MU community Webzen has established is already world-class. What K2 Network adds to that is quality services. We are investing in infrastructure, game masters, improved hosting and connection speed, tighter control on hacks and cheats, and more heart-pumping PvP (Player vs. Player) events to make Global MU Online the best game experience on the Internet. We will make Global MU Online the pre-eminent global community of MMO gamers in the Western Hemisphere,â€ said Joshua Hong, Chief Executive Officer of K2 Network, Inc.
â€œWe are thrilled to partner with K2 Network for Global MU Online. The partnership will raise the bar on Webzenâ€™s unceasing commitment to the MU community and hopes to amaze the fans with new updates and improved customer service. In addition, we expect this partnership will create an important opportunity for us to enhance the overall perception about the global online game industry,â€ said Nam-Ju Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Webzen.
Webzen (Nasdaq: WZEN - News) launched the GMO as a free basic service in October 2003. The original MU online was the first 3D Massive Multiplayer Online Game launched in Korea, and celebrated its 4th anniversary on the 19th of November, 2005. Currently, there are over 3 million users registered for the global server worldwide.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, K2 Network is a leading publisher of online entertainment and community management. Our mission is to be the leading service provider for the largest and the most active online game communities in the world. As a premiere aggregator of successful online entertainment, particularly Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMORPG) from Asia, K2 Network service gamers in the western hemisphere through marketing, revenue and technology sharing relationships with internet and broadband service providers in North America. The company has offices and staff in the United States, India, and Korea.