Karos Online, one of the more popular MMOs in Korea, is set to launch in North America on Friday, April 9, 2010. As part of NHN's monetization plan, NHN is partnering with Playspan. Read on!
NHN SELECTS PLAYSPAN AS PAYMENT SOLUTION PROVIDER FOR KAROS ONLINE
Highly Anticipated New MMORPG Will Leverage UltimatePay
Santa Clara, California & Seoul, Korea - April 8th, 2010 - NHN Corporation, Korea's leading internet company, announced today its new partnership with PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. NHN's Karos Online, the top free-to-play 3D MMORPG in Korea, will use PlaySpan's UltimatePay to enable its multitude of players to purchase and experience premium content.
In Karos Online, players take the role of a hero determined to defeat the curse of darkness falling over the world of Asmara, and ascend to ultimate glory by becoming the mythical Karos warrior.. Through questing, guild clashes and mass PvP, they enter the fight for domination over the world's vital energy source, Fletta. With a strong RPG component, wide range of class skills and fantastic visual combat effects, Karos Online offers a rich player experience and an exciting end-game for guilds, including castle sieges and resource control points.
UltimatePay (the combination of PayByCash's twelve years of payment and fraud management experience with Spare Change's social network micro-payment expertise) provides over 85 global payment methods including mobile, cash based, and the top selling Ultimate Game Card. UltimatePay enables players to quickly and easily make in-game purchases.
''Karos Online is poised to lay siege to Europe and North America. UltimatePay will enable gamers everywhere to join the adventure," said Dong-min Lee, Director of International Business Team at NHN. "We want to ensure that everyone has the ability to experience the fantastic premium content offered in Karos Online, and UltimatePay provides that capability."
"NHN's selection of UltimatePay further demonstrates PlaySpan's global leadership in monetization solutions for the world's best game developers and publishers," said Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO of PlaySpan. "We're pleased to add NHN to our growing list of international clients and are confident that UltimatePay will help grow the paying player base of Karos Online."
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