Nexon America has announced the commercial launch of Mabinogi, their latest free to play MMORPG.
March 24, 2008 – LOS ANGELES – Nexon America Inc., the U.S. division of Asia’s leading online gaming company Nexon Group, presents the commercial launch for Mabinogi, its latest free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) on March 27. This follows its popular open beta and offers the first of many expansions to the Mabinogi world, including the first chapter of its epic storyline, known as Generation One: The Advent of Morrigan.
The commercial launch offers new items, fresh skills, and the chance for players to further enhance their gameplay experience. Players can initiate their own personal fantasy life by signing up for free at http://mabinogi.nexon.net.
“There is nothing out there quite like Mabinogi and the commercial launch is just the advent of what’s to come,” Nexon America President and CEO John H. Chi said. “Mabinogi dispels the negative connotations free-to-play games have had with North American players. From its unique combat system, to its rich gameplay variety and the way players can mature and develop an avatar in the game, there’s no question Mabinogi is the first game of its kind to pay such close attention to detail.”
With more than seven million players in Asia alone, gamers have been highly anticipating the North American launch. Finally, casual and core gamers alike have the opportunity to discover the world of Mabinogi. Without spending a dime, adventurers will find more dungeons with dangerous monsters. Players can equip avatars with innovative items, like kite shields and crossbows. Those who don’t want to fight will appreciate learning the latest skills – either through new skill books or practice. And if a player wants to take it easy but doesn’t have a nearby body of water, they can go fishing in Mabinogi.
With the commercial launch, users will have the option to purchase upgrades in the Nexon Cash Shop to enhance their world. Although these upgrades are by no means a necessity to improve or enjoy the game, they allow fans who choose, to customize their experience. One of the most popular features of the upgrade packages is the mainstream storyline, which advances through each generation of the game. Players must select one of three exclusive monthly services to participate in the storyline.
Other options at the Cash Shop include enhanced character creation features, and a Character card. This card allows players to rebirth a character and carry over skills. Avatars can even be reborn at a younger level, which will reset an avatar’s level and make it easier to gain ability points. The Character card also allows players to create a new character or change a character’s appearance. The premium character card gives players more customization features than the basic options.
These elements just augment the full experience Mabinogi offers gamers of all levels. The game’s well-respected combat system, incentive-driven time element and age component are paired with traditional MMO options to create a truly unique affair. In addition to these unique features, the social emphasis present in all Nexon Games position Mabinogi at a unique crossroads in the MMO landscape.
Read more about Mabinogi here.