Dublin, Ireland – April 18th , 2013 – Webzen Inc., a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, unleashes a heart-stopping new Alien Defense Mode for the modern military FPS, Arctic Combat. For the first time in Arctic Combat history, players will team up to defend the world from an alien invasion.
Arctic Combat’s new 4-Player Co-Op Defense Mode challenges gamers to fight off swarms of aliens, which threaten to take the world under siege. Players must protect a nuclear reactor with their lives, while fending off attacks from both air and ground. Those who rise to the challenge will earn points by destroying extra-terrestrial enemies within each game. Accumulated points can be used at the end of each level to purchase an assortment of rewards, which vary according to level of difficulty.
The new mode for Arctic Combat features 15 species of aliens, including a terrifying mid-boss and extremely challenging final boss. Throughout the game, aliens will charge players in waves, utilizing different attack patterns. The update also features varying levels of difficulty (Easy, Normal and Hard), a new map, weapons (including a Shot Gun), skill upgrades and an enhanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) system.
The epic new Alien Defense Mode marks the first major content update for Arctic Combat, since its official launch in December 2012. The highly-anticipated addition of aliens to the game is exciting news for new users, as well as long-time Arctic Combat players.
To celebrate the long-awaited launch of Arctic Combat’s new update, Webzen is hosting a week-long gaming gear giveaway for AC’s top point earners and spenders. Prizes include an iPod Shuffle, Razer gaming mouse and a coveted Alienware gaming laptop. This promotion starts today, April 18th, and ends Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. For details, visit the game’s official Web site http://ac.webzen.com/ or Facebook page Facebook.com/ArcticCombat.
Set amidst the chaos of World War III, Arctic Combat is a multiplayer online first-person shooter (MOFPS) featuring 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 territory leads to a violent clash between the AF and RSA, dividing the world into two opposing forces and signaling the beginning of World War III.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded and established in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) is one of the leading companies in the MMOG market and has developed one of the world’s top online games and client/server technologies.
WEBZEN is continuing the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users with Soul of the Ultimate Nation: World Edition, Reign of Revolution (R2), Archlord, Arctic Combat (aka BATTERY), C9, the ‘Metin’ series and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the global game market.
In February 2013, WEBZEN acquired Gala-Net, Inc. one of the leading publishers of free-to-play online games and operator of the gPotato portals, which have over 23 million registered users in order to expand its service to Europe, North and South America and other countries.
WEBZEN is currently working to release multiple titles, including MU 2 and Archlord 2, which are currently in development. Further information on WEBZEN and its games can be found at www.webzen.com.