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‘The Ruined Empire’, First Major Expansion of C9 - Unveiling Level Cap Increase and New Class

By Rachel Rosen
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WEBZEN Inc. (WWW.WEBZEN.COM), the Next Generation of Free-to-Play Online Games, will be launching ‘C9 (Continent of the Ninth Seal)’s first expansion.

On September 12th (GST), Unrivaled Action RPG C9 is unveiling the new expansion ‘The Ruined Empire’. And prior to the launch, beta keys will be given out through WEBZEN’s partners on September 5th (GST), which invites players to a beta server, where players can experience the new expansion beforehand, with a level 50 character.

This expansion features the 4th new continent, ‘OKAPIA’, which was once a prosperous continent until the death of the corrupted king. New quests and dungeons regarding the conflict in OKAPIA will be introduced. Also, for the first time the character level cap will be released from 50 to 57.

Another highly anticipated attraction is the release of the new class ‘Reaperess – The Goddess of Death’, which is Shaman’s 2nd advancement class with the fastest attack speed among other Shaman classes. ‘Reaperess’ has unique feature to bleed the enemies upon attack and inflict damage over time.

Additionally, there will be new contents which will challenge players with increased difficulty and rewards such as ‘Survival’ and ‘Hell’ mode. Also, ‘Skill book’ system will be updated to enable players to further enhance their character skills. Skill book items can be obtained by defeating boss monsters throughout the continents.

Meanwhile, GNGWC the Americas region tournament will be held in Los Angeles in October 2012, which WEBZEN is currently receiving applications for teams to participate and compete to become the Americas Region finalist. And at G-Star 2012, finalists that represent different regions will be competing to become the 2012 C9 Global Champions.

Jihun Lee, Head of Global Publishing, said, “We have contributed a lot of time and effort for the localization of our first major expansion, ‘The Ruined Empire’.” He also said, “We would like to ask for extended interest and participation for various events that we are planning together with the launch of our new expansion.”

More information about the Action RPG ‘C9’ can be found at the official Facebook community ( and website (



Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9)

C9 is an Action RPG featuring stunning graphics, various character customizing options, and action-packed animations. C9 has been beloved by many gamers, and has been awarded five awards in the 2009 Korea Game Awards, including the Grand Award. Additionally, more than 420,000 gamers were recorded on the first day of the South Korean commercial service.

Founded and established in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) is one of the leading company in MMOG market and has developed one of the world’s top online games and client/server technologies. Recently acquired YMIR Entertainment, which is famous for ‘Metin’ series.

WEBZEN is continuing the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users, with Soul of the Ultimate Nation: World Edition, Huxley: the Dystopia, Reign of Revolution (R2), Archlord, Arctic Combat(aka BATTERY), C9, and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the global game market.

They are currently working to release four or more new games such as MU2, which is currently being developed.

Further information on ‘’ and its games can be found at WWW.WEBZEN.COM

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