MMORPG KNIGHT ONLINE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL U.S. LAUNCH AND REVOLUTIONARY
“FREE2PLAY” WITH UNLIMITED PLAYING TIME
Existing and New Players To Have
Complete Access to All Current Features As Well As All Future Updates and
COSTA MESA, Calif. – December 6,
2004 – K2Network (www.K2Network.net),
a global online game publisher, announces today the official launch of Knight
with completely revamped website, new server expansion, and the revolutionary
“Free2Play” for all players with unlimited playing time. Both existing and new
players will have complete access to all the current features of the game as
well as all future updates and expansion packages. For die-hard fans of Knight
Online who wish to further enrich their experience, Knight Online offers
Ultra Premium option for higher hit
rates, increased player abilities, access to special weapons, and many other
“The Free2Play is truly unprecedented in a
way no other major fantasy MMORPG
in North America has dared to offer in the past. It represents K2 Network’s
commitment to offering what today’s gamers want and an approach to innovation
and creativity. Today, our industry is witnessing an evolution of business
model that no longer depends itself on static monthly subscriptions, but rather
on more dynamic, player-driven revenue streams based on relevant player choice.
We are delivering what our players have been asking us and thus have crafted a
carefully staged plan to sustain and expand our vibrant Knight Online global
community.” said Joshua Hong, Chief Executive Officer of K2 Network.
Knight Online is the critically acclaimed medieval fantasy adventure game with
perpetual war servers operating with local language-support in China, Taiwan,
Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and North America. Since its first introduction in
Korea two and a half years ago, Knight Online has been enjoyed by millions of
players from over 50 countries. With the new server expansion, enhanced website,
and the “Free2Play”, K2 Network expects to double its global player base to
300,000 in the upcoming months for its North American servers.
is the leading online game aggregation service provider for broadband carriers,
vertical portals, and online content service providers.
K2 Network’s vision is to provide an
alternative distribution channel to the U.S. online game industry by making it
easy for broadband service and online content providers to offer Massively
Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) directly to their subscribers.
K2 Network provides a turnkey
solution that covers sourcing, server hosting, game mastering and customer
service based on a revenue sharing partnership so that service providers can
focus on what they do best and still reap the benefits from the recurring