Seoul, December 12, 2012 WEBZEN’s Multiplayer Online FPS Arctic Combat will officially launch tomorrow for both Europe and America. "During the open beta, the EU servers have been packed full with players playing from across Europe. We want to thank our community for their great support and as such, we have decided to expand the game channels to accommodate more players", says Jihun Lee, Head of Global Publishing at WEBZEN. “We are excited to officially launch Arctic Combat and look forward to providing more enjoyable content for the players.”
With the release, Arctic Combat will bring a brand new map for players. This map, known as “Big Bang”, will host an all new rocket only mode. This sub mode can also be played on alternative maps. WEBZEN will also add new customization parts to weapons and a country ranking system. Furthermore, WEBZEN plans to celebrate the official launch with a couple of in-game events such as an ongoing experience and game point boost event.
After the success of the first Arctic Combat World Championship at G-Star, Korea, the road to the second World Championship will begin soon with "The Veterans League - Country Tournament". Signups for the tournament will start from December until January 2013. More information on the 2nd World Championship can be found at ac.webzen.com.
Set amidst the chaos of World War III, Arctic Combat is a multiplayer online first-person shooter (MOFPS) featuring a realistic gameplay experience and a tactical skill development system. The game revolves around the story of a national conflict between two groups; the Allied Forces (AF) - led by the United States, and the Red Star Alliance (RSA) - led by Russia. What begins as a dispute over natural resources in the arctic leads to a violent clash between the AF and RSA, dividing the world into two opposing forces and marking the beginning of World War III.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) completed the merger with NHN Games in July 2010, and recently acquired YMIR Entertainment. WEBZEN's first game was the 3D fantasy MMORPG MU Online which has reached more than 56 Million registered users. To date they have developed and released three more titles and are currently working on four other online games including the free-to-play FPS Arctic Combat, scheduled for release on the 13th of December 2012. For more information please visit www.webzen.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.