Free-to-play online FPS launches commercially in the States.
For Immediate Release
September 30, 2008 – LOS ANGELES – Nexon America Inc. announces the commercial launch of its free-to-play, online, multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) thriller Combat Arms slated for October 1st. With the addition of the highly anticipated “Black Market,” the new in-game cash item shop, gamers now have access to new female and male mercenaries, customized items and “fresh start” options to help fulfill missions. Combat Arms is available free for download at http://combatarms.nexon.net. Gamers can also experience Combat Arms at the E for All consumer show on Oct. 3-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Combat Arms incorporates character options and built-in clan and Web 2.0 community features into its fast-paced game play. Now, with the commercial launch and the game’s Black Market, players have even more ways to personalize the game and further distinguish their look on the battlefield. New mercenaries, Mei, the first female character, and Deckland, can be hired for 30 days as an added character. Each comes with an allotment of 50,000 Gear Points for players to create their mercenary’s own gear loadout. Players can also opt to use the same weapons for their mercenary as their base character. The game also introduces a revamped melee system with several new melee weapons, such as the Ninjato and the Machete. Gamers will have the option to purchase these new weapons with Nexon Cash. New aesthetic gear such as the FG-1 Fire Mask, Boonie Hat and the Tactical Backpack, will also now be available for purchase.
“Combat Arms had a great beta run, with players of all levels loving the fast-action FPS game play and in-game community features for ranking and challenging other players,” said Min Kim, vice president of marketing for Nexon America. “With this launch, gamers now have access to additional play options that help the player stand out without compromising the fairness of play.”
Players and clans can now also use Nexon Cash to purchase name changes and statistic resets through the Black Market. The reset function allows players who have improved within the game a chance to deliver a more accurate representation of their current skill level without having to restart an account and lose their hard earned rank. Additionally, Clans can further distinguish their squad by creating their own Clan Emblem, which will be permanently displayed to all other players both in-game and on the official Web site.
These are the first items for purchase in the Black Market, but players can expect additional variety in the future. To date, Combat Arms has expanded its free content to feature more than 40 weapons, eight maps, four game modes, and robust character and weapon customization features, and will continue to enhance and upgrade both its free and paid offerings with bi-monthly content updates.
Interested gamers can sign up for free at http://combatarms.nexon.net. Media should contact Nexon Public Relations for any additional information.
About Nexon America Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the online multiplayer dance game, Audition, the new fantasy life of Mabinogi and the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the Item Selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
Hillary L. Lyons
Nexon America Inc.
Nexon America Inc.