CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9) Reveals SIXTH CONTINENT OF RAEBIN
August 14, 2013 (San Jose, Calif.) – WEBZEN, a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, continues the third expansion for the dungeon-based MMORPG, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9), by releasing the SIXTH CONTINENT OF RAEBIN. Last month, C9 unleashed a new advanced class for the Shaman – the powerful, orb-wielding DEMONISHER. Starting August 21, 2013 (Global Server Time), players will have a chance to battle the monsters who have invaded RAEBIN, the thrilling new sixth continent of Glenheim. In addition, WEBZEN will also host a massive competition for a brand new Eurocom M3 Gaming Super-Notebook.
The action continues for CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL! The evil Nefer and his army have invaded the Guardian’s Tower in the SIXTH CONTINENT OF RAEBIN to find Tertis’ Heart, a special power protected by the water dragon, Artesia. To save Glenheim from destruction, C9 players must battle their way through each level of the tower, while fighting off attacks from Nefer’s powerful forces. The Guardian’s Tower features 20 levels and three major dungeons. The first dungeon will be available on August 21, 2013 (GST). The game’s upcoming expansion also features an increased level cap of 65 and a new class of Epic items, which have the potential to overpower other items in the game.
To celebrate the release of the SIXTH CONTINENT OF RAEBIN, WEBZEN is teaming up with EUROCOM to host a massive monster-hunting competition. After defeating one of the game’s event monsters, C9 players will be rewarded with a chest of items which will contain random items and a special Eurocom coupon. The player with the most coupons by the end of the competition will win a brand new M3 Gaming Super-Notebook, featuring discrete video and extreme processors.
Seventy years after the Genesis War, Artesia and the remaining dragons joined forces to seal Tertis (a dragon created by Akene for battle), who went out of control after succumbing to his own power and years of solitude. Each of the six dragons took one of the seals back to their nests in order to protect them. The water dragon, Artesia, grew worried that she would also succumb to her loneliness one day, so she decided to seal her power in the Endor spring on the Sixth Continent of Raebin. She concealed her power, Tertis’ Heart, in a tall tower and placed guardians on each level. For a short time, peace was restored in Raebin. However, the Sixth Continent was eventually invaded by the allied forces of Heike and Nefer. The Endor spring was captured by Heike and the Guardians’ Tower was raided by Nefer, who coveted the heart of Tertis. The mighty guardians were helpless against Nefer, who had already collected four emblems of Tertis. Nefer placed his underlings on each level of the tower, ensuring that no one would stop him as he ascended to the top, where the heart of Tertis lies.
Check out the trailer for the SIXTH CONTINENT OF RAEBIN: http://youtu.be/IDmhug1SbLY. Information on C9 and the new expansion can be found at http://c9.webzen.com/events/the-third-expansion and on the gPotato portals (http://c9.gPotato.com and http://c9.gpotato.eu).
August 16 2013
MU REBIRTH Returns – WEBZEN Kicks Off Second Beta Celebration
August 8, 2013 (San Jose, Calif.) – WEBZEN, a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, launches the highly anticipated Second Beta Celebration for MU REBIRTH: The Official PVP Server. Starting today, players will be able experience this new action-packed RPG without having to worry about activity being wiped after beta ends. To celebrate the thrilling return of MU REBIRTH, WEBZEN also kicks off a series of free giveaways and special in-game events for players to enjoy during second beta. The Second Beta Celebration ends August 21 at 8am (Global Standard Time).
Second beta for MU REBIRTH will be available to all players and does not require a beta key code for activation. Unlike the game’s closed beta test, all activity during the Second Beta Celebration (including character creation, leveling and item purchases) will be saved after the beta period has concluded. This provides all players with the opportunity to strengthen their characters in preparation for MU REBIRTH’s Massive Global PVP Tournament. Details on the game’s Open Beta will be announced shortly after the Second Beta Celebration ends on August 21.
MU Rebirth Giveaways
• Free In-Game Cash Giveaway – WEBZEN has teamed up with 37 MMO sites to offer players free in-game cash. During the beta period, gamers can visit WEBZEN’s partnering sites to obtain free codes, which can be redeemed for 3000 cash points. These points can be used to purchase weapons, armor, enhancements and other items in MU REBIRTH.
• W Coin Giveaway – Players will be rewarded with W Coins just for being a part of MU REBIRTH’s second beta. All participants who log into the game will automatically receive 100 W Coins (C). For every 10 Rebirths, each player will receive an additional 100 W Coins (Players will be rewarded for up to 50 Rebirths, which can be redeemed for 500 W Coins). The Top 10 Rebirth Players will also be rewarded with 10,000 additional W Coins. (W Coins will be distributed on August 28 (GST) after maintenance. Please check WEBZEN.com for promotion regulations.)
MU Rebirth Events
• Epic Moment Event – WEBZEN wants to reward players for sharing their most epic moments while playing MU REBIRTH. Players who record themselves playing the game during second beta and upload their video to YouTube (or any other public video hosting site) will receive 500 W Coins (P). The Top 3 videos with the most views by a designated date will also earn additional prizes (1st Place – 5,000 W Coins, 2nd Place – 2,000 W Coins, 3rd Place – 1,000 W Coins). (All participants must follow all of the requirements designated for this promotion in order to receive W Coins. Official rules and regulations will be posted on the MU Rebirth website).
• New Player Level Up Event – New players can earn free in-game cash for participating in the Second Beta Celebration for MU REBIRTH. All new players who have signed up for a WEBZEN account within the last year will be rewarded with up to 600 free cash points for leveling up their characters. (Offer only valid for new members who have created a WEBZEN account after August 30, 2012. Please visit the MU Rebirth website for details).
• Daily GM Events – WEBZEN has recruited GMs from all over the world to offer localized assistance to all MU REBIRTH players and host exciting in-game events on a daily basis. Players can win virtual prizes and currency by participating in special missions, team building exercises and fun events inspired by popular games such as Hide and Seek, Word Scramble and Capture the Flag.
Want an early look at MU REBIRTH’s Second Beta Celebration? Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFWQKdZuxIA
About MU REBIRTH
MU REBIRTH is a thrilling new adaptation of the highly acclaimed 3D MMORPG, MU ONLINE. While based on the classic gaming style of the original fantasy RPG, the game focuses heavily on PVP interaction and features three exciting new components: faster leveling (players can level up to 400 in just one to two hours), a new Rebirth option (players can to start their characters at Level 1 to accumulate points, while their stats remain the same) and a wide selection of free items that can be purchased with cash points obtained during gameplay. MU REBIRTH also offers daily events administrated by GMs that WEBZEN has recruited from all over the world. Localized service for servers in each country will ensure that all players will have the best gaming experience possible. Details can be found at http://murebirth.webzen.com/
WEBZEN would like to thank its media partners for hosting the Free In-Game Cash Giveaway for MU REBIRTH: 2P.com, Aguila’s Nest, Anjel Syndicate, AUS Gamers, Baixaki, Bio Gamer Girl, Brasil Gamer, Critical Index, Erc Gaming, F2P, Free MMO Station, Free MMORPG List, Game Items, Gaming Climax, Giochi MMO, Gratis MMORPG, Juega En Red, Lorehound, MMO Attack, MMO Bomb, MMO Dash, MMO Front, MMO Gratis, MMO Gratuit, MMO Hut, MMO Jogo, MMO Play, MMO Reviews, MMO Site, MMO Vault, MMOG Report, MMORPG Gratis, MPOGD, MU Online Fanz, On RPG, Portal CSI, Ragezone and Zona MMORPG.
Founded in Seoul, South Korea, in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) is a leading global developer & publisher of online/mobile games. WEBZEN is continuing its tradition of pioneering the full 3D MMORPG MU Online with Archlord, Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9), the Metin series and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the global game market.
WEBZEN has expanded its service to Europe, North and South America and other countries by operating gPotato portals which have over 23 million registered users. WEBZEN is currently working on the upcoming release of the MMORPG Archlord 2, MU 2, the mobile game MU The Genesis and many other games under development. Further information on WEBZEN and its games can be found at WEBZEN.com.
August 09 2013
Beta Testing for New MU Adaptation Begins August 8
July 25, 2013 - San Jose, CA - WEBZEN, a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, announces the official Second Beta Celebration for MU REBIRTH: The Official PvP Server, a new adaption of the classic fantasy RPG, MU ONLINE. Second beta for this heart-stopping MMORPG begins August 8, 2013 at 2:00 am and ends August 21, 2013 at 8:00 am (Global Server Time ? Schedule subject to change, please check http://tinyurl.com/MURebirthFacebook for updates).
Open beta for MU REBIRTH has been postponed to provide gamers a second chance to experience WEBZEN's new action-packed RPG during the testing period. The Second Beta Celebration will be available to all players and does not require a beta key code for activation. All user activity during second beta (including character creation, leveling and item purchases) will be saved after the beta period has concluded. In addition, WEBZEN will host special giveaways to kick off the return of MU REBIRTH:
W Coin Giveaway - Players will be rewarded with W Coins (C) just for being a part of MU REBIRTH's second beta! All participants who log into the game will automatically receive 100 W Coins. For every 10 Rebirths , each player will receive an additional 100 W Coins (Players will be rewarded for up to 50 Rebirths, which can be redeemed for 500 W Coins). The Top 10 Rebirth Players will also be rewarded with 10,000 W Coins. (W Coins will be distributed on August 28 (GST) after maintenance. Please check http://WEBZEN.com for promotion regulations.)
Free Cash Points Giveaway - WEBZEN will be teaming up with various MMO sites to offer players free in-game cash. During the beta period, gamers can visit WEBZEN's partnering sites to obtain free item codes, which can be redeemed for 3000 cash points. These free credits can be used to purchase weapons, armor, enhancements and other items in MU REBIRTH.
July 26 2013
WEBZEN Releases New Advanced Class for C9 –DEMONISHER
July 18, 2013 (San Jose, Calif.) – WEBZEN, a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, releases a brand new class for the adrenaline-pumping 3D Action MMORPG, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9). Starting Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (Global Server Time), C9 actionists will be able access DEMONISHER, the newest advanced class for the Shaman. In addition, WEBZEN will host a gamer gear giveaway and special events to celebrate the game’s first anniversary.
Featuring long-range magical attacks and incredible surges of strength, DEMONISHER is the fifth advancement within the Shaman class. Utilizing a mystical orb as her primary weapon, this character can launch powerful offensive strikes, while evading attacks from her enemies. By tapping into the power of the orb, she can transform into another being and inflict explosive damage on all those who oppose her. After transformation, the character’s speed increases and some of her skills are strengthened. DEMONISHER can also assist her allies in battle by enfeebling her enemies.
The Ikejan Mages, an ancient order that has protected Glenheim, sought a way to maximize the connection with the spirits to defend the Sixth Continent, Raebin, from invading monsters. To achieve this, they developed a new magical tool to communicate with the spirits called an Orb. Instead of connecting with the spirits, the Orb reacted unexpectedly to spiritual energy and created a new source of power, unlike any other. Some of the Shamans craved new power and became obsessed with the Orb’s ability to tap into the power of souls rather than spirits. However, the other Shamans objected to the use of such depraved magic and war broke out between the two factions. To end this conflict, sanctions were placed on use of the Orb by the Shamans, but those who still wanted to use it gathered under the protection of Paulo, an elder Ikejan Mage. Dark times fall upon the world of Glenheim once again. The Orb-wielding Shamans use this opportunity to reveal themselves and unleash their new-found magic, calling themselves DEMONISHERS.
To celebrate the release of DEMONISHER and C9’s First Anniversary, WEBZEN will host a series of special events on July 24, 2013 (GST):
• Gamers can visit one of the MMO sites that has partnered with C9 to obtain a code for a free promotional chest, filled with in-game items.
• Players can celebrate the game’s first anniversary by participating in a massive online competition between servers during an in-game drop event. During this period, gamers will battle monsters that drop free items and collect special tickets for additional rewards. Prizes include five V8MA Gaming Mouse devices from BLOODY (featuring dual optics, exclusive X’Glide Metal mouse feet and Ultra Core 3 software).
• Those who are new to the world of CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL can join the game and create characters that immediately start at Level 20. New users will also receive two special support chests for playing.
Want to be the first to check out game play featuring DEMONISHER? Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/k47VUle44I0. A new continent for CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL will be revealed next month. Stay tuned for details. Information on C9 and the new expansion can be found at http://c9.webzen.com/ and on the gPotato portals (http://c9.gPotato.com and http://c9.gpotato.eu).
July 22 2013
WEBZEN Announces Season 8.2 Update for MU ONLINE
July 10, 2013 (San Jose, Calif.) – WEBZEN Inc., a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, announces that the SEASON 8 PART 2 UPDATE (8.2) for the full 3D MMORPG, MU ONLINE, is now available. This long-awaited update includes the new card game MU ROOMY, new accessories, and other exciting new features that will take gameplay to the next level for fans of the classic fantasy RPG.
“We have prepared the 8.2 update to enhance the gaming experience for those who have played MU ONLINE for a long time,” said JIHUN LEE, Head of Global Publishing at WEBZEN. “Beginning with our new card game MU ROOMY, we will continue to update various contents including a new PvP system.”
New Card Game Event
Citizens of MU are invited to join the exciting new card game event, MU ROOMY. To participate, players need to collect the cards through monster-hunting and create a special set of 3 cards. Winners will be rewarded with an assortment of prizes, including excellent-grade items and in-game currency.
The SEASON 8.2 UPDATE also includes all-new accessories, which may contain a special defensive option for PvP play. Accessories will include both normal and excellent-grade items.
Players are now able to look up items available in each user’s private store by using “Search Private Store” function. The game’s User Interface (UI) has also been re-designed to optimize players’ party playing.
To celebrate the launch of MU ONLINE’s SEASON 8.2 UPDATE, WEBZEN will host a series of promotions from July 10 – 31. Events include a free item giveaway and the MU ROOMY ranking event. Details can be found on the game’s official website (http://muonline.webzen.com).
July 10 2013