HanbitSoft and Nival Online Shake Hands on Partnership for Granado Espada’s Publishing Rights in Russia

Nival Online announced that the company has made a publishing rights agreement with HanbitSoft, one of the largest MMO game publishers in Korea, on providing massive multiplayer online game Granado Espada in Russia and CIS territories.

Granado Espada is a well-known online MMORPG developed by IMCgames, team led by Hak Kyu Kim, one of most popular game developers worldwide. The game offers great graphics with dynamic gameplay and unique systems such as MCC(Multi Control Content) which are appraised by gamers worldwide.

‛We are extremely pleased about our partnership with HanbitSoft, one of the most successful MMO publishers in Korea,‛ said Sergey Orlovskiy, CEO of Nival Online. ‛Our mission is to deliver the best worldwide MMO brands to the Russian market and we are excited to have Granado Espada aboard for our 2008 lineup. I’m sure the game will find a lot of fans among Russian gamers.‛

Granado Espada is already being published in countries in North America, South East Asia, China and etc. Through the contract agreement with Nival Online, HanbitSoft has now advanced into 18 different countries with Granado Espada.

‛We are also very excited to introduce Granado Espada to gamers in Russia,‛ said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft. ‛It’s a thrill to meet Russian gamers for the first time. With our confidence in our game and our localization know-how, we will do our best to please them.‛

Granado Espada will be launched in Russia by Nival Online next year.

About HanbitSoft

HanbitSoft, established in 1999, is one of the largest online game publishers in Korea as well as in Asia. After establishing itself as the No. 1 publisher in Korean PC game market, HanbitSoft has continuously invested in developing and publishing excellent and promising online games. HanbitSoft has broad portfolio of online games ranging from casual games to high-end MMORPG’s, either developed in-house or by external development studios such as Joy Impact(WYD and upcoming MMORPG AIKA) IMC Games (Granado Espada), Flagship Studios (HELLGATE: LONDONTM), etc. Most of its games already have been introduced world wide. For example, HanbitSoft games have reached out to more than 40 countries including Europe and Brazil and it is focusing on pioneering overseas online game markets in an effort to be a ‛global leading publisher.‛ For more information, visit www.hanbitsoft.com, or contact Janelle HA at hBonkiE@hanbitsoft.co.kr

About Nival Online

Nival Online is a leading online game operator, publisher and developer in Russia/CIS. The company was created in 2006 as a spin-off from Nival Interactive, the top-ranked Russian PC game developer and publisher, well-known for its Heroes of Might and Magic, Blitzkrieg, Silent Storm, Etherlords, Allods and other franchises. The company has received US$20M of investments in 2006, and right now is focusing on delivering the best Massively Multiplayer Online Games to the Russian-speaking community.