Tag Archives: HanbitSoft
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 14:44 GMT
Hanbitsoft has announced that one million dungeons were cleared in Mythos Global open beta.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 00:27 GMT
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 21:51 BST
Frogster has announced it’s to shutter Mythos, originally in development from now-defunct Flagship Studios, starting next week on Oct 27 due to the lack of players. The game launched in April after beta testing started in February, and while initial player numbers were positive, “the desired long-term success unfortunately did not follow.” In order for it to go out in style, the firm will be hosting in-game events and giveaways for the remaining players starting this Thursday, October 20 with the Farewell Party taking place October 26. Players active for at least three-months will be handed Runes of Magic vouchers and some will receive beta keys for upcoming MMO Eligium. The game had yet to be released in the US. Thanks, MMOCrunch.
Thu, Jun 02, 2011 | 16:21 BST
Tue, May 24, 2011 | 00:33 BST
We’re all agog to see how Hellgate’s relaunch shapes up, and so far, it seems to be fulfilling all expectations. Demons, check. Knights, check. Violence, check. Well! I think we’re done.
Thu, May 19, 2011 | 15:39 BST
HanbitSoft has announced it will launch Hellgate as a free-to-play MMO later this year.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 | 21:31 GMT
Free-to-play dungeon crawler Mythos has been dated for the end of April, and will release in a premium boxed format alongside the digitally distributed – and free – game client. Huh.
Mon, Feb 07, 2011 | 21:26 GMT
Flagship CEO Bill Roper has said Hellgate: London’s failure boils down to simple over-ambition.
Mon, Jan 18, 2010 | 14:11 GMT
HanbitSoft has acquired the full rights to Hellgate in the west. Yep: that means the fated pseudo-MMO will return to the US and Europe.
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 18:24 GMT
Redbana US has announced that it will be publishing HanbitSoft’s MMO, Mythos, in North America.
The development team has also updated the teaser site with a new video a calendar of upcoming nnnouncements, and an animated book detailing a bit of the game’s new lore.
Those who were looking forward to the MMO before the demise of Flagship Studios should be pleased to hear this news, and should also check the official site periodically as a closed Beta is expected in the near future.
More through MMORPG.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 01:55 BST
Loads of stuff happened this week with MMOs. Bethesda laughed off an Elder Scrolls MMO, APB started the Beta application process, Aion released pretty trailers, Star Wars will be playable at GamesCom and all other sorts of interesting things happened.
What we didn’t tell you about was that Lord of the Rings Online got some new jewelry and bounty quests in Esteldin, Funcom will announce Conan stuff at PAX, and there were some rumored leaks on the upcoming WoW expansion posted all over God’s green earth.
For all of this and more, read on past the break.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 14:39 BST
Looks like Mythos is back on, folks. HanbitSoft, via a development status letter on the official site, said today that the game’s currently in developed by T3 Entertainment and Redbana US.
The note says that the company plans to introduce the world view, background story and class details along with developmental updates from Mythos designer ‘Alboos’.
“Mythos is currently in a good condition where it’s being reconstructed. We are trying to keep the strengths that it used to have, and strengthen them even more to make more suited as an online game,” wrote Alboos.
The MMO was canceled in the wake of Flagships closure, and many were unsure what HanbitSoft would do with the remains of Mythos once it changed hands.
“Many gamers have been worrying and wondering about Mythos, but they don’t have to worry now,” said Yoora KIM, CMO of HanbitSoft. “We are doing our best to develop the game globally popular”.
Good news then.
Press release is below.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 22:36 BST
HanbitSoft is interested in relaunching Hellgate: London in the US and Europe, but Namco Bandai’s western publishing deal prevents it, reports Gamasutra.
“There have been many inquiries from US and European Hellgate players surrounding the availability of the game in those respective territories,” said CEO Kee Young Kim.
“HanbitSoft does own the intellectual property of Hellgate: London and is interested in providing the game in the US and Europe, but is unable to do so at this time because Namco Bandai has the publishing rights for those regions.
“We cannot open up the server in Korea to allow access by US and European players as this will constitute infringing upon Namco Bandai’s publishing rights in the US and Europe. HanbitSoft is currently doing its best to improve the game.”
Namco was supposed to shut Hellgate servers down on January 31 this year.
More though the link.
Tue, Feb 03, 2009 | 20:39 GMT
Looks like the end has finally come for Hellgate: London, at least in its current form.
As of yesterday, the game servers and official website have finally, actually been closed.
Never fear, though. If you enjoyed the game you’ll eventually be able to start anew in its free-to-play form when HanbitSoft relaunches the game complete with new content and gameplay changes.
You may have to fear a little, though. The exact release date and territories to be serviced by the revamp are still to be announced.
More through Massively.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009 | 07:36 GMT
Hellgate London will continue to be published as a free-to-play title by Korean outfit HanbitSoft, the company’s confirmed.
No territories have been specified. Namco has already confirmed it’s to shut the game’s servers down in the West.
HanbitSoft said yesterdav that future updates for Hellgate: London are in the works, with a focus on “strengthening community features”.
The next “large-scale” patch, according to HanbitSoft, will be released “soon,” and will “combine the two game play modes, unifying the split two communities into one.”
More on Gamasutra.
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 12:47 GMT
Bit slow on this, sorry. HanbitSoft – the South Korean company that now owns the rights to Hellgate: London – has confirmed that there’s new content in the pipe for the troubled action-RPG-MMO.
“Since acquiring the intellectual property rights, HanbitSoft Inc., the publisher and distributor of Hellgate: London in Asia, has concentrated on the development of Hellgate: London, and has received many inquiries regarding new updates,” the game’s product manager wrote on his blog.
“Our US development studio is currently working on an update that is to surpass The Abyss Chronicles. This game will be available through our web site. We thank you once again for showing your interest and ask for your continuous support for Hellgate: London, as we hope to bring good news shortly. In the meantime, we will continue developing the world’s best game!”
The game caught on nicely in Asia, despite original creator Flagship biting the bullet earlier this year.