K2 Network announces plans to bring Korean MMORPG Sword of the New World to the
New World and Europe:
IRVINE, Calif. – January 23, 2007 – K2 Network, Inc.
(www.k2network.net), an online game publisher, announced today that it is
bringing Korea’s most popular and highly decorated massively multi-player online
role-playing game to North America and Europe this summer. Winner of the 2006
Grand Award for Best Game in Korea, Granado Espada, which will be titled Sword
of the New World (www.swordofthenewworld.com)
in the U.S. is developed by famed developer Hakkyu Kim, the creator of Ragnarok
“Sword of the New World is truly an MMORPG player’s dream come true,” said
Grantley Day, Vice President of Product Development at K2 Network. “It is alive
with beautiful artistry, baroque-inspired architecture and enchanting music,
and, of course, the multi-character control system.”
Licensed to K2 Network by Hanbitsoft, Sword of the New World is developed by
imcGAMES, which is headed by CEO Hakkyu Kim, the creator of Ragnarok Online, one
of the world’s most popluar MMO’s with more than 25 million subscribers. A
fantasy MMORPG whose story is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New
World, this gorgeous, original title allows players to create and simultaneously
control a family of characters utilizing the excusive Multiple Character Control
This innovative fantasy adventure lavishly unfolds its luscious graphical style
through a rich and compelling story comprised of thrilling missions and quests.
Swept by an exotic New World fever in the 17th century, this fictional yet
profoundly historical exploration of the new found continent includes features
that are all-new and exclusive to the U.S. version of the game.
K2 Network’s version will offer a new character customization feature with
hundreds of costume options, while an improved control scheme and in-game
tutorial makes controlling multiple characters familiar and comfortable (for MMO
players). In addition, the game includes an all-new story with hundreds of new
Key Features of Sword of the New World:
• Control three characters simultaneously While most games
allow you to level just one character at a time, Sword of the New World allows
players to develop, mix and match a team of three distinct characters
• Combat Get the best of both types of MMO worlds with
Player vs. Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) combat fully integrated
into gameplay. Sword of the New World also includes additional combat options,
Family vs. Family (FvF) dueling and City vs. City (CvC) in specific arenas.
• Stunning audio and visual offerings Alive with beautiful
artistry and baroque-inspired architecture and fashion, the game offers
stunningly attractive characters with inspiring clothing and armor sets.
Evocative music completes the diverse atmospheres found throughout the game’s
• Multiple Character Classes with unique stances and skills
Character classes include the traditional melee champ Fighter; the spell-casting
Wizard, and the dual-purpose assassin and healing Scout, with more classes to be
announced later. Each class can learn and perform unique stances and unlock
• Free Trial and Premium Editions Download and play the
trial version of the game for free or buy the premium, boxed copy for additional
content and gameplay experiences.
To see the new screen shots of Sword of the New World and for continuous updates
on the game visit the Web site at