<Dungeon Striker> currently published by Hangame will be taken over to Actoz Soft.
On the 28th of Feburary, Actoz Soft announced that it will be publishing the action RPG after Hangame in the future. The service through Hangame will be closed on March 7th.
Hangame gave up the game due to poor performance it showed so far. Given that, Eyedentity Games, the developer, is re-making the game from the ground. The name of the game will also be changed to <New Dungeon Striker>.
“We are glad to help <New Dungeon Striker>’s another leap. We will do our best to provide best environment for the players and the game,” said SungGon Bae the vice-president of Actoz Soft Online Business.
“I would like to apologize to the current players who love playing <Dungeon Striker>. We are doing our best to recover your faith in us through <New Dungeon Striker>,” said JoongSun Jang the director of Eyedentity Games.
The exact launching date for <New Dungeon Striker> is not announced yet.
A brand new MMORPG Black Desert was revealed last week. The game has been developed by Pearl Abyss, which is led by Dae-il, Kim. He is the producer of various typical Action MMORPGs such as RYL, R2 and C9.
The first play movie shocked us because of its completeness and graphics. The title of the game ‘Black Desert’ is named after oil in Middle East Asia. The background concept of the game is that the land was devastated by wars for Black Stone, which is the core resource of the game world.
Black Desert is using its own game engine to modify things as quickly as possible and support a seamless gaming world with gorgeous graphics. Players could enter and own any structures in the game and buy houses as well. Players could install a smelting furnace to produce useful metals and trade them. Each guild member could buy farms and mines and connected to make a guild activities area.
The combat system of the game is based on non-targeting and is action oriented. The siege warfare is the system that could determine the strongest guild in the game. The guild who won the siege warfare could monopolize game money and products from the region as well as tax.
The game already made a contract with GameOn for Japan publishing.
To watch the first released movie and more pictures in high resolution, click the link below:
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Maple Story was hacked and lost 13.22 million users’ personal information on 24th of November. Nexon, the publisher of the game, announced it to the public on 25th and report it to police.
The personal information includes name, ID, password and social security numbers. Fortunately, password and social security numbers are encrypted. If the hackers decode encrypted information, the situation could become more serious.
The board members of Nexon include CEO Min Seo and CSO Yong Suk Shin apologize to the public with a bow in recognition as well as announcing the plan for measures.
Nexon will 1) encourage people to change their password 2) build a protecting system for dormant accounts 3) integrate all memberships into one account until June, 2012 4) build Global Security Center.
It is the second biggest hacking event in Korea. The biggest was SKComs hacking event in July, which lost about 35 million users personal information. That is 70% of the whole population in Korea.