In an announcement made today on the official ArchLord website, we've learned that the North American and European versions of ArchLord will be shutting down on Friday, October 2nd, 2009. The inability for Codemasters to negotiate a renewal of the licensing contract from NHN Korea to continue operating the game is stated as the reason behind the shut down.Starting on October 3rd, 2009, ArchLord will be operated by Webzen in the west, and a transition FAQ is now available.
In the meanwhile, items available on the ArchLord store will be listed at a 50% discount, as current credit balances will not transfer over in the move to Webzen. In addition, the creation of new accounts, and the purchase of additional credits are disabled at this time.
The official announcement can be found here.