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Joymax Unleashes New Pets In Silkroad Online

Four New Pets Available for Purchase on October 30th


SAN JOSE, CA - October 26, 2007 - Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, has announced today the upcoming release of new pets for its historical massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, Silkroad Online. Available on October 30th, the latest update includes companion animals that will be available for purchase in the game's item mall. Each creature offers a unique ability that will help players face the many perils lurking in Silkroad Online.

The four pets in the update include:

*Cat: An ability pet, the cat aids players by automatically picking up items within range and storing them in its own inventory slots. Ability pets are available for four weeks at a time and cannot be killed in combat.

*Penguin: Growth pets like the penguin provide assistance during battle. At level 40, the penguin will evolve into its final evolutionary stage, proving deadly to any enemies. Like other growth pets, when the penguin is killed, it can be revived with the grass of life.

*Fierce Tiger: The tiger is the finest vehicle pet available, and can carry the player across the Silk Road faster than any horses.

*Five Horned Rhinoceros: Transport pets like the rhinoceros help traders carry goods during trade runs. With increased speed and hit points, the rhinoceros can survive even the most treacherous routes.

Along with these additions, the update includes a new potion that doubles experience points for your pet.

Images of the pets are available for download at www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/joymax/pets.zip.

About Silkroad Online

Silkroad Online is a historical fantasy massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, set across the famed Silk Road trade route. Daring trade runs on treacherous roads provide the backbone of the gameplay content as players take on one of three distinct roles: Merchant, Thief, or Hunter. With complete freedom to develop their characters, gamers find fame and fortune by trading and transporting goods, preying on trade caravans, or hunting thieves. Free to play, Silkroad Online is a visually stunning MMORPG in a unique setting with adventure hiding behind every turn.

More information about Silkroad Online is available at http://www.silkroadonline.net.

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC platform, and its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, has grown to offer service in 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is to become a global entertainment company providing multimedia content. For more information, please visit www.joymax.co.kr/eng/.


Rannie Yoo

Kohnke Communications



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