Webzen Releases Age of Wulin Secret Factions

Age-of-Wulin-Betrayal-&-Forgiveness-Rootless-ClanAge of Wulin Releases New Expansion on 10th March 2015

WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of free-to-play games, is delighted to announce that the martial arts MMORPG, Age of Wulin will release its third expansion on 10th March 2015.

Introducing new playable factions, a weather system, dynamic events and many other features, “Chapter 4: Betrayal & Forgiveness” will put the adventurers’ allegiance to the test as they gain the opportunity to betray their peers for a new Faction, Sect or to become a Vagrant.

From 10th March, players will be able to abandon their Sects to either join one of the 6 playable Factions, one of the 7 remaining Great Sects, or go on their own path, free from rules and teachings to become a true vagabond. Adventurers will be allowed to choose their preferred way of leaving their current Sects in different ways, each with its own advantages and inconveniences: Betrayal, the quickest method to leave a Sect, but inflicting an important punishment to the character; Training Down the Mountain, where the player has to ask permission and survive subsequent attack to join one of the 6 new Factions; or Leaving in Disguise, inflicting the least punishment for leaving the Sect but with a difficult task for the player to fulfil in order to earn freedom.

Furthermore, the Age of Wulin team has already revealed the 3 of the 6 Secret Factions: the Rootless Clan, the Shifting Flower Palace and the Peach Blossom Island. Each of these Factions has its own story, characters and requirements to join its ranks. Should the player fulfil them, a range of unique skills and abilities specific to the Faction will become available.

The first Faction, the Rootless Clan, is a cabal of Eunuchs which has been amassing their wealth as tax collectors of the Empire. Reviled and feared, they use the Sword as weapon and their main skills take focus in leeching the life of their enemies.

The Shifting Flower Palace is a female-only Faction, well-versed in fine arts and surrounded by beauty. Although attracted by alluring settings, these warrior maidens are no less dangerous, as they seek revenge against the men who wronged them. Using a Ring as weapon, their skills are based on dodging attacks and crowd control.

The last Secret Faction revealed is Peach Blossom Island, a retreat for martial arts experts looking for isolation from the worldly matters, until their skills are needed again. Entering this idyllic land unannounced comes at a price, as strangers are killed without ceremony by a resident master. Using Flute and Sword as weapons, these fighters utilise music for their offensive and defensive skills.

Each remaining week in February, a drama video focusing on each of the new Factions will be released on the official Age of Wulin YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/AoWFactionsPlaylist

More information on Factions and new features of “Chapter 4: Betrayal & Forgiveness” will be shared in detail on the official Age of Wulin website: http://wulin.webzen.com/

 

ABOUT AGE OF WULIN

Age of Wulin is a ground-breaking free to play, open world MMORPG set in Imperial China.

Being a skill-based sandbox game, Age of Wulin offers players massive freedom regarding the choices they make, how they play and the skills they master. With currently over 400 skills to learn, the competitive and strategic open PvP system of Age of Wulin is deep, dynamic and vibrant. Freedom of choice is a theme that runs throughout Age of Wulin as players can choose their Sect, guild, professions and whether they wish to live a life of good, evil, or simple neutrality. A massive blockbuster in China, with over 70 game industry awards won, Age of Wulin now officially welcomes players to their European server!

 

ABOUT WEBZEN

Founded in Seoul, South Korea, in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) is a leading global developer and publisher of online and mobile games. WEBZEN is continuing its tradition of pioneering the full 3D MMORPG with MU ONLINE, ARCHLORD 2, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9), the METIN series and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the global game market.

WEBZEN has expanded its service to Europe, North and South America and other countries by operating its global game portal WEBZEN.com with 50 million players from all over the world. WEBZEN is currently developing various PC online and mobile games. Further information on WEBZEN and its games can be found at WEBZEN.com.

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