IRVINE, CALIF. - Feb. 26, 2010 - ijji.com, the nearly 10 million-strong gaming portal, continues its quest to bring top-quality interactive entertainment to its free-to-play experience with its latest game addition: Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent, an expansive massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) based on auniquely creative genre of "steampunk," where 19th century steam-based technology meets fantasy inventions. Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent heads to ijji.com in partnership with online game publisher Atlus Online, the online interactive entertainment division of Atlus U.S.A.
"Steampunk is another immersive experience we are thrilled to add to our current line-up of games. Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent offers the ijji community a class-A persistent world to get lost in," said Calvin Yang, vice president of marketing, NHN USA, which hosts ijji.com. "Atlus provides some of the best games in the business, and that is just what we look for when it comes to our portal."
Both companies enjoy a considerable following among elite hardcore gamers around the world, boasting passionate communities and vocal participants.
"It truly is an honor to partner with the leading hardcore online gaming portal, ijji.com, and give Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent access to nearly 10 million online gamers," said Jun Hyun Kim, head of game operations, Atlus Online. "Atlus has a reputation for quality gaming experiences, and we look forward to demonstrating that to millions more fans through this partnership."
Developed by JoyImpact and licensed by HanbitSoft, Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent features a charming story influenced by the distinctive steampunk genre, adored by many. Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent transports players to a torn world where two nations war over a precious resource called Neo Steam. Front and center to each player's experience stands complete customization, where they can choose which nation to join and select from a number of specialized classes - essential to completely immersing one into this battle-thrashed terrain. As players skirmish to expand their nation's resources and protect their borders from invasion, they must learn to harness the Neo Steam technology to upgrade their equipment, learn new abilities, and progress in their chosen class. Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent also features an array of steam-based machines and vehicles for faster in-game traveling - completing a truly unique steampunk experience.
Online gamers and steampunk fans eager to submerge themselves in a battle-entrenched land can visit: www.ijji.com.
ijji.com (www.ijji.com) is the leading portal for hardcore online gaming. Owned and operated by Irvine, Calif.-based NHN USA, Inc., ijji.com launched in 2006 and now boasts more than 9 million unique registered gamers. The portal hosts a diverse suite of hardcore, fast action free-to-play online games, each with an optional micro-transaction model.
ijji.com's extensive portfolio includes the renowned online games Lunia, GUNZ The Duel®,SOLDIER FRONT™,DRIFT CITY™, the massively multi-player first-person shooter (MMOFPS),Alliance of Valiant Arms, and the fantasy MMORPG, Soul of the Ultimate Nation. The portal will soon be home to highly-anticipated multi-player online first-person shooter (MOFPS) titles, such as, the Unreal Engine 3-powered game, Huxley: The Dystopia, and the World War II-inspired thriller, KARMA: Operation Barbarossa.
About Atlus Online
Atlus Online is the online interactive entertainment division of Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a publisher of compelling video games for a variety of platforms, including Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™, Xbox 360®, and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Founded in 2008, Atlus Online was created to provide online gamers and anime fans around the world with an entertainment and community destination like no other. The online entertainment division is dedicated to providing a portal, Atlus Online, with unmatched levels of community involvement and interaction, with community members driving the very direction of the site and its content. More information can be found at http://www.atlusonline.com/.