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Combat Arms Europe

Closed beta ends today; news of next stage of testing to be awaited with bated breath.

[November 11, 2008 – Seoul] Nexon Europe Limited, the Europe division of the world’s leading online game company Nexon Group, announced today the end of official closed-beta of its free-to-play, online first person shooter “Combat Arms Europe”.

From 1 pm (GMT+1) today, November 11, all servers for Combat Arms Europe will no longer be accessible for play, but the official teaser site http://combatarms.nexoneurope.com will remain live and continuously be updated with the latest news and schedules for the upcoming open-beta.

“We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic crowd of beta players, just minutes after we had opened the servers for the CB” says Sung Jin Kim, Manager of Europe Business Team at NEXON.

“The total number of sign-ups and rapid increase in CCU were impressive, and the stable base of daily players throughout the two consecutive weeks was simulative, showing great excitation and anticipation for the upcoming open-beta phase.”

The next stage of beta-testing of the upgraded client with expanded content is currently under preparation, so stay tuned for related details on http://combatarms.nexoneu.com.

About Combat Arms:

Combat Arms is a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter, designed for non-stop action on the grounds of various battlefields where players are recruited to get engaged with their enemies in multiple game modes. While integrating the traditional attributes of the FPS genre, Combat Arms advances further by evolving striking features such as character customization as well as weapon modification system, enabling the players to adjust their weapons with attachments such as scopes, silencers and extended magazines. Additional eye-catching feature is the unique backpack system, which allows players to combine a set of multiple weapons from the extensive armory for a more sophisticated combat experience on the battlefield.

Combat Arms is easy to adapt for newcomers with handy control while providing deep gameplay mechanics to veteran gamers. In-game currencies and experience points are rewarded based on the number of victories and kills made, and when accumulated, it will help the players to rank up and to mount with new weapons and equipments, while having access to their actual performance stat anytime during the gameplay. Moreover, the extensive community features within the game actively support the clan system, where players can easily recruit, manage, and communicate with their clan members.

Nexon Corporation

Established in 1994, Nexon developed the first graphic MMORPG, called The Kingdom of the Winds, and ever since, with its diverse and well-received titles, Nexon has quickly become one of Korea’s leading publishers of online content. NEXON has an extensive catalog of games to reach players of all ages, interests and regions of the world, and promises to bring them the most enjoyable online excitement ever experienced.

Nexon Europe

Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon and has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG “MapleStory” to Europe in May 2007.

Now, Nexon Europe is preparing to launch its second title for the European audience, the First-Person-Shooter “Combat Arms”, in Q4 2008 / Q1 2009.

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