Update: Launch has been delayed until further notice.
Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today that its first-person shooter World War II game, Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead, has officially launched today.
Additionally, Joymax released new screenshots and is featuring a special promotional event today in celebration of the game’s launch. To learn more about the game, players can visit //www.joymax.com/karma/
“The Karma Online team has dedicated endless hours and passion toward making this title everything it is, and we are so incredibly proud of the final product,” said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim. “We know players will really appreciate and enjoy the uniqueness of this AAA title, including a huge variety of weapons, modes, maps and characters offered in the game. We are excited for everyone to jump right into the action for one of the most exhilarating online first-person shooters to enter the market this year!”
To help celebrate the game’s launch, Joymax has a special promotional event for players. Those players who spend between 60 and 100 silk will receive a free weapon, an AK47, which they will be able to use for three days. Those players, however, who spend over 100 silk, will get to use the weapon for an additional four days.
This is a follow-up event to the Open Beta Test promotion (which ran from August 2nd through August 9th) where players were given 100 Silk for every
10 minutes they played the game. The Silk they obtained during the event period will be able to be used to purchase in-game items beginning August 23rd. The event turned out to be a tremendous success, with more than
US$10,000 worth of free Silk being given out to players.
Speed is an advantage as players who dash their way through with rapid movements adds to the game’s action-packed game play and liveliness. The ability for players to enter the game by choosing channels without having to select a server provides a quicker way for players to join in on the action. Players can also set their own unique characters with specialized skills. Players must watch their weight limit and be strategic about the weapons they carry with them around the battlefield.
For beginners new to the Karma Online series, players can warm up their soldiers in the special map provided before actually joining the real battle. Gamers can practice their skills by shooting randomly at hundreds of zombies wandering around in AI mode, without the worries of being killed by other players. Channels are classified by ranks and winning rate so players can pick out the best fit for them.
Developed in conjunction with Dragonfly, and published by Joymax, KARMA
Online: Prisoners of the Dead is the newest installment in the KARMA Online series, the top online first-person shooter series in Korea.
Players go back in time to World War II, where they must choose to side with the Axis or Allied powers and join the fight for global victory – with a zombie twist. In this virtual and historical simulation, players will be up against enemy troops as well as hundreds of the walking dead from the remains of the catastrophic battle. KARMA Online: Prisoners of the Dead will be available in English, German, Spanish and Turkish.