Netmarble Announces Plan for Global MMORPG Portal
Netmarble, one of the most popular MMORPG publishers in Korea, just announced plans to bring their games to the global audience with an English portal. The first game Netmarble will be launching on their English portal will be ‘Mini Fighter’, a cartoony MMO fighter that closely resembles games like Splash Fighters and Rumble Fighter, but with 2D side scrolling graphics like Nexon’s Sugar Rush. The closed beta for ‘Mini Fighter’ will officially launch on July 23, but players will be able to sign up for beta keys starting on July 20th on the official website over at http://global.netmarble.com/minifighter/ . The folks over at Netmarble plan to bring all of their games to their new global portal over time, so don’t forget to keep checking back. Aside from Mini Fighter, Netmarble publishes Korea’s #1 MMOFPS cane ‘Sudden Attack’, a baseball MMO called MaguMagu, an MMORPG called PRIUS and lastly Ys Online. I don’t know about you guys, but I always get excited when a new big game publisher opens up. Hopefully we won’t need to wait too long Netmarble to launch all of their games in English.
Here’s the official Press Release:
CJ Internet, the leading global entertainment company, today announced the global launch of their Netmarble gaming portal in English. In addition, the first title to be featured on Netmarble.com, online action game Mini Fighter, will be launched as a Closed Beta next week on July 23. The Mini Fighter client will be available to download starting July 20. Players interested in joining the Beta can sign up to get Beta Keys on the official website, http://global.netmarble.com/minifighter/.
“Over the last eight years, we’ve worked hard to provide Korean gamers with the ultimate online destination for fun, engaging, and, above all, social gaming experiences,” said Youngjong Jung, President and CEO of CJ Internet. “We are truly excited to open the doors of Netmarble to English-speaking gamers worldwide, bringing us one step closer to our goal of enriching lives the world over through online entertainment.”
Mini Fighter is a side-scrolling, MMO fighting game that combines easy-to-learn controls with RPG elements and a wide variety of game modes to choose from. Looking for a challenge? Try out the Quest and Boss modes to gain some valuable experience. Looking for something low-key? Pit your brain against your opponents’ in the Quiz Village. Want to bring the fight to your fellow players? Join a pitched Village battle of up to 210 players or hop on for the daily round of Siege Warfare. There’s something for everyone in Mini Fighter!
For more information about Mini Fighter and the newly-launched English version of Netmarble.com, visit http://www.netmarble.com/.
About Mini Fighter
Mini Fighter is a frenetic, side-scrolling fighting game that features massively multiplayer online battles of up to 210 combatants. Players can level-up their fighters and compete in a wide variety of modes, from Survival and Tag Team matches to Boss fights and daily Siege Warfare. Take a break from the fisticuffs to compete in a variety of minigames, including the brain-busting Quiz Village. Combining a simple user interface with action-packed gameplay, Mini Fighter is sure to be a blast no matter what kind of MMO player you are!
About CJ Internet
Located in Seoul, Republic of Korea, CJ Internet is a global entertainment company dedicated to enriching people’s lives through fun, social, massively online gaming. The company currently provides over 200 titles to more than 200 million registered players through Netmarble (www.netmarble.net), the highly-popular Korean gaming portal they launched in 2001. CJ Internet has published a number of high-profile online titles since its establishment in 2000, including Sudden Attack, Korea’s number one online FPS, baseball game MaguMagu, MMORPG PRIUS, and stylish action MMORPG Ys On
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