- Arctic Combat Open Beta and Steam Launch Announced
December 4, 2012 - WEBZEN Inc. (WWW.WEBZEN.COM), the Next Generation of Free-to-Play Online Games, announced the start of the open beta and launch through Steam for the online tactical FPS game, ‘ARCTIC COMBAT’. On December 6th, World War III begins. Arctic Combat pits the U.S.-led Allied Forces against the Russian-backed Star Alliance in a dispute over natural resources that starts in the arctic territory and spills over into battlefields across the globe. With the Open Beta, WEBZEN adds 2 new maps Silo and Quarter Blow and weapons, along with the brand new game mode Annihilation. Arctic Combat will also be available on Steam starting December 7th. To celebrate the release, WEBZEN will be offering two item packs offered exclusively through Steam: the Steam Starter Pack and the Steam Ultimate Pack, both of which include a range of weapons and items. This will be WEBZEN’s second game on the platform, following the successful launch of its action-based fantasy MMORPG Continent of the Ninth Seal in September. "We are very excited about the official Open Beta and the launch on Steam", says Jihun Lee, Head of Global Publishing. “We’re pleased to open up the game for NA/EU players, and we look forward to delivering news about a series of eSports tournaments featuring Arctic Combat.” 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. From the intricate character movements and intense gore effects to the highly customizable skills and gear, Arctic Combat has enough depth to satisfy the competitive gamer, while still being accessible to a casual player looking for some quick action. The game also features a refined A.I. system for players to sharpen their skills in bot-based battles and to earn additional rewards through various missions. More information on the modern military FPS game ‘ARCTIC COMBAT’ can be found on the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArcticCombat) and website (ac.webzen.com).