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Webzen Launches Huxley Closed-Beta Testing in Korea

Posted Fri, Sep 14, 2007 by Aelryn

Huxley goes all beta in Korea!

The news says it all, and the press release has the details. This probably means it won't be all that long before we see exciting news about Huxley coming to western shores.

SEOUL, South Korea – Sept. 13, 2007 – Global online entertainment company WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN) announced today that closed beta testing has started in Korea for Huxley™, the highly-anticipated twitch-action massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game.

Beginning today and running for five days, Korean beta players will have access to Huxley for the first time daily from 2 p.m. until midnight. The 999 lucky beta testers were selected after a web-based sign up that took place from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6, 2007. For the first time ever, testers will get a chance to enter the city where the characters live and breathe. They will also be treated to a variety of thrilling player-versus-player (PvP) battle modes such as team death match and radar domination, as well as the core systems, including Huxley's unique quest mode, not seen before in standard online first-person shooter (FPS) games.

Unlike the standard closed beta testing where gamers get limited gameplay starting at level 1, Huxley closed beta test allows the 999 testers to experience the game's unmatched excitement by entering the game at level 19. Players can wield high-level weaponry and defense systems as well as obtain and use a variety of supplementary skills and licenses unique to an online first-person shooter.

Additional details about the Korean closed beta test are available on the official Korean Huxley website (http://www.huxley.co.kr).

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Publisher NHN USA has reached an agreement with developer Webzen to return the publishing rights for its MMOFPS,

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