Archlord II Opens Pre-Registration for Closed Beta
Dublin, Ireland - April 17th, 2014 - WEBZEN, a global leader in free-to-play MMORPGs, shares information about Closed Beta pre-registration for its upcoming dynamic PvP MMO Archlord 2.
Players can now sign up for the Closed Beta Test, simply by using their existing gPotato.eu, gPotato.com or Webzen.com accounts. Additionally, they can register an account using their Facebook profile.
By pre-registering, users will automatically be entered into the Closed Beta lottery and will get a chance to win one of the eagerly awaited keys for the CBT phase that is currently scheduled to begin in June.
The sign up process is extremely simple. Potential participants can pre-register their account on the game?s official website at http://archlord2.com. To increase their chances of being selected, players can also join an additional daily draw on the official Archlord 2 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/archlord2.
Archlord 1 players are encouraged to pre-register with their existing accounts, as Webzen will guarantee all Archlord 1 players that logged into the game at least once in the last 3 months of its existence access to the CBT of Archlord 2 to honour the committed Archlord community.
As there will not be a non-disclosure agreement, WEZBEN encourages all participants to share their Archlord 2 experience with friends and other players.
ARCHLORD 2 is a medieval fantasy-based MMORPG that takes place in the mysterious and dangerous world of Chantra. Players will join in a never-ending conflict between the two opposing factions of the Azuni and the Crunn. They will be able to satisfy their thirst for power by participating in enormous PvP battles holding up to 400 players, and fighting to claim the ultimate prize and to become the Archlord ? the world?s supreme ruler.
April 18 2014
WEBZEN.com Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Global Game Portal
April 9, 2014 (Dublin, Ireland) – WEBZEN, a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, has announced their 5 th anniversary event celebrating 5 years since the launch of its global game portal site WEBZEN.com.
Since 2009, WEBZEN.com has published multiple free-to-play online game genres including the games MU ONLINE, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9) to worldwide gamers with multi-language service support. The upcoming dynamic PvP MMO, Archlord 2 will be available for download and play through WEBZEN.com in summer 2014.
To celebrate their 5 th anniversary, WEBZEN has teamed up with C9’s media partners for a special item giveaway for the dungeon-based MMORPG, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9). To level up faster, C9 will be offering a Level 20 Character Boost to all gamers. Create a new character and you will be able to use your Level 20 Character Boost to race through the ranks. This sets players up with a high level character from the very beginning. When your character reaches level 20, you will be able to instantly “jump” your character to Level 50 as part of this promotion.
From now until April 21, 2014 (Global Server Time), users can visit any of C9’s media partners to obtain a special item key. Players can then redeem this code for their Level 20 Character Boost, which includes 10 Resurrection Scrolls, 5 Extreme Training Potions (100%)[1hour], 1 Wing [1 Day], 1 Extreme Potion Package and 5 Leona’s Potions.
Additionally, WEBZEN has just launched new in-game events that will reward players with prizes for participating in Attendance Events and Easter Egg Events.
From now through to May 13, daily quests will be given to receive an Event Coin Chest that contains a random amount of Attendance Event Coins. Players can exchange these coins for a variety of items.
Along with the Easter celebrations, there will be event monsters on every continent that will drop Event Coins. Players can gather these Event Coins to exchange for Event Chests that contain random rewards from now through to April 29.
Meanwhile, all three of WEBZEN’s game portals, WEBZEN.com, gPotato.eu and gPotato.com, are coming together to bring you the ultimate free MMO experience, and a chance for all our players across the world to meet new people and make new friends in spring 2014.
More information on C9 events can be found at http://c9.webzen.com/ and on the gPotato portals ( http://c9.gPotato.com and http://c9.gpotato.eu). Check out the video for the Free Level 50 Character Giveaway: http://youtu.be/ZzExA-nCjuE
April 10 2014
WEBZEN teases the Closed Beta Test pre-registration for Archlord II and reveals information about the playable races and game lore
April 4, 2014, (Dublin, Ireland) - WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of online games, teases the pre-registration for the Closed Beta Test of the upcoming dynamic PvP MMO Archlord 2 and shares information about the playable races and the game lore.
With the preparations for the summer 2014 game launch, the Archlord 2 team announces that pre-registration for the Closed Beta Test will start in April 2014. To honour the committed Archlord community, Archlord players will get guaranteed access to the Closed Beta phase.
To introduce players to the Archlord 2 universe, WEBZEN provides information about the playable races and the game lore.
In Archlord 2, players will be able to select between two different Factions with one race supporting each Faction at the beginning, and additional races being introduced at a later stage. Even though they are descended from the same ancestors, they have evolved differently through long-standing conflicts with each other. As a result, they are different when it comes to their gameplay mechanics and in-game skills.
Humans are pioneers with an inquisitive and dexterous nature that serves them well in the rough wilderness of Chantra. While they are physically weaker than the Orcs, their agility and their keen minds than make up for it. Cunning and resourceful, the Humans of Chantra are survival specialists. They often fight with Two-handed Swords, One-handed Swords and Shields and use Crossbows and Wands in ranged combat.
Mutilated and distorted by the power of Chaos, the Orcs embody the brutal and savage side of Chantra. They have retained the ways of their ancestors, honouring tradition and physical prowess above everything else. They possess physical strength that should never be underestimated and they attack their enemies with a wild fury. Their weapons of choice are great Axs, Lances and Shields, Bows and Wands.
Being the spiritual successor to Archlord, Archlord 2 is set in a parallel universe after the fall of the first Archlord and chronicles the never-ending conflict that tears apart the world of Chantra. The Archlord was an immortal champion of the gods, tasked with protecting their creation, but he was corrupted by his own power and immortality. Finally, he rose up against the gods themselves and became the “Lord of Chaos”. In order to restore balance, the gods created a new champion and a new guardian species to oppose the forces of evil. After many battles, the Lord of Chaos was finally defeated and cast into the Abyss. Even though the evil had been defeated and banished, the fight was not over. The gods slumbered in their palace, while the Lord of Chaos plotted and schemed in the depths of his infernal prison. Meanwhile, the Archlord and the new species the gods had created began to settle the world of Chantra and established their own unique civilization.
It is from these first settlers of Chantra that the playable races in Archlord 2 are descended.
Archlord II will be available for download and play in summer 2014, and pre-registration for the Closed Beta Test will be available on the official website, http://archlord2.com, in the very near future.
April 08 2014
WEBZEN to Launch a Brand New Portal with New Games in Spring 2014
March 20, 2014 - Seoul, Korea - WEBZEN, a global leader in free-to-play MMORPGs, reveals upcoming changes to their game portals. Millions of players will be able to play together with unified services and new games.
The three game portals WEBZEN.com, gPotato.eu and gPotato.com are coming together to bring the ultimate free MMO experience, and a chance for everyone to meet new people and make new friends.
"A total of over 40 million players, from 150 countries, will be able to play and enjoy their favourite games together. This is what online games are all about - fostering online friendship. This new experience comes with a single portal gathering all of our games," says Tony Kim, WEBZEN CEO. "2014 will bring exciting changes to the portal and our gaming portfolio. Soon you will be able to enjoy Archlord II, and we have news of more titles to come."
This new, dynamic and intuitive portal will combine all of the gPotato and WEBZEN games, from Age of Wulin, C9: Continent of the Ninth Seal, MU Online and MU Rebirth, to long-time favourites like Flyff, Terra Militaris and Rappelz, and also the upcoming Archlord II.
Exciting adventures are awaiting players all over the world in this wider portfolio, which will be easily accessible after a quick and easy account update process.
The new social space will be bringing new functionality that players have been waiting for, such as an official WEBZEN-tracker for official posts, and mobile-friendly forums, so you can stay in touch with your friends while on the move.
New games and new friends await. Check out our mini-site http://www.webzen.com/Joins_Forces_with_gPotato for more info, including an official show reel, available below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmui2eQocu0
March 21 2014
WEBZEN Inc. announces European and North/South American release of Archlord II
18 March 2014, (Dublin, Ireland) - WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of online games, announces the upcoming European and North/South American release of the highly anticipated PvP MMORPG, Archlord II. The game will be available in French, German and English language versions in 2014.
Archlord II is a medieval fantasy-based MMORPG, featuring vibrant in-game graphics and a mesmerizing soundtrack performed by Cris Velasco, the multi-award winning composer for more than 40 video games. This free-to-play title brings MMO fans across Europe and both Americas into a fantasy world shattered by the endless conflict between two opposing factions. Soon, players will be able to enjoy enormous Player vs Player battles, fighting to claim the ultimate prize and to become the Archlord – the world’s supreme ruler.
Running on the Gamebryo Engine, Archlord II will feature numerous great looking and unique battlegrounds designed for massive battles, holding up to 400 players. A classless character system will allow players to create unique and personalized gameplay styles.
Following an early beta launch in Korea, the game is currently undergoing design revision to adapt it to players’ feedback. In order to deliver the best gaming experience to MMO fans, the European and North/South American versions of the game will be released with this updated content.
For more information please contact us and visit the official website at http://archlord2.com. You can also follow the producer’s twitter account at: https://twitter.com/fabienarchlord2. The official Archlord II game trailer can be found on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVPxiy08yWQ
March 19 2014