Webzen Games

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WEBZEN, INC.
Type Corporation
(KOSDAQ: 069080)
Industry Game developer and publisher
Founded April 28, 2000
Headquarters Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Key people Kim Tae Young (CEO)
Products MU
MU2
S.U.N
Archlord
Metin2
Continent of the Ninth (Seal)
Arctic Combat
Reign of Revolution
Archlord 2
Website http://www.webzen.com http://www.webzen.co.kr

WEBZEN, Inc. is a South Korean developer and publisher of video games. The company, together with its subsidiaries, also engages in software licensing and related services all over the world.[1]

WEBZEN merged with NHN Games for the purpose of increasing competitiveness and profit. WEBZEN survived, while NHN Games dissolved with the merger on July 7, 2010.

WEBZEN acquired Ymir Games on January 26, 2011 and became the owner of Metin2 and Metin. On November 10, 2011 WEBZEN presented a video of MU2 at the G-Star 2011 Expo in Busan. The company's line-up of games includes other new titles such as Archlord 2, MU: eX 700 - MU Online's first expansion, Continent of the Ninth (C9): PvP Global Championship and the first of a kind MU World Championship 2011.[2]

On July 1, 2012, global service of C9 began. With the release of C9, WEBZEN announced the C9 and Arctic Combat World Championship will start, where players around the world compete to be the best in the games. The finals were held at G-Star 2012 Expo on November 10, 2012.[3]

In December 6, 2012, the global service for Arctic Combat started. The Steam service for Arctic Combat was also included.[4] This service was shut down in 2013.

Games[edit]

WEBZEN Games are free-to-play, but uses a micropayment system to generate revenue. Wcoins are the optional virtual currency that is purchased with real life money in order to purchase virtual goods that are used in WEBZEN Games.[5]

Games Developed[edit]

Game Name
MU Online
Medieval MMORPG
Archlord
Fantasy MMORPG
Metin2
Oriental MMORPG
S.U.N
Fantasy MMORPG
Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9)
Action MORPG
Metin
Fantasy MMORPG
Arctic Combat
FPS
Huxley: The Dystopia
FPS
R2: Reign of Revolution
MMORPG
MU2
MMORPG
Archlord 2
MMORPG
MU Rebirth
MMORPG

Games Published[edit]

Game Name
Rappelz
MMORPG
FlyFF
MMORPG
Age of Wulin
MMORPG
Terra Militaris
MMORTS

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

In August 2012 WEBZEN won the MPOGD game of the month Award for Continent of the Ninth (C9).[6]

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