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HanbitSoft – Developer secures new funding for Granado Espada M and other businesses

HanbitSoft, the Korean games publisher famous for games such as Granado Espada (Sword of the New World) and AIKA, recently announced it has raised 130 billion Korean Won (around 11.5 million US Dollars) through issuing convertible bonds. The fund will…

Granado Espada – 11th new character for the year added into Korean server

The South Korean server of Granado Espada, also known as Sword of the New World, recently added a new character to its ever-growing roster. According to new reports, Codename T is the game’s 11th character of the year. Wielding a…

Puzzle Audition – New Audition game enters final Closed Beta in South Korea next month

Korean games company Hanbitsoft (or Hanbiton) recently announced that it is holding the final Closed Beta test for its new mobile puzzle game, Puzzle Audition, in early March for the local Korean gamers. The game is based on the popular…

Granado Espada – Hanbitsoft announces mobile version is in development

Long-forgotten Korean games company Hanbitsoft today announced that it has signed a contract with studio IMC Games to develop a mobile game based on Granado Espada. First launched in South Korea in 2006, Hanbitsoft has kept the game opened for…

Hellgate: London – Horror shooter RPG reviving as a single-player game with Tokyo update

[Steam page] Hanbitsoft, the Korean games developer which now owns the Hellgate IP, recently announced that it is reviving Hellgate: London as a single-player PC game with the Tokyo region on 15 November (US time). Known as the 2.0 update,…

Hellgate: London FPS – Horror shooter silently revives on mobile

Many years ago, a group of Blizzard veterans left and started Flagship Studios. The first project, Hellgate: London, was supposed to be the “Diablo” of online shooters. Sadly, due to inteference from publishers, the game was rushed out full of…

VR Audition – Hanbitsoft turns to new virtual reality for popular dance series

Korean developer Hanbitsoft has fallen from grace in recent years with no hit titles. The last, World in Audition, did not really spark a revival. However, with an eye on the much heralded virtual reality industry, VR Audition was officially announced…

Hellgate – Final server for online shooter shutting down this month

With Hellgate Global closing a few months ago, the Korean server was on borrowed time. Recently, developer and publisher Hanbitsoft announced Hellgate Korea will be shutting down on 26 February. Hanbitsoft initially had big plans to expand Hellgate and even…

Hellgate – Hanbitsoft to revive classic horror shooter on VR platform

While there is apparently a mobile game for Hellgate in development, IP owner Hanbitsoft cancelled the development of Hellgate 2 some time back. According to Korean media, the company recently signed a deal with South Korea studio, Skonec Entertainment, to…

World in Audition – Closed Beta is now live for new rhythm game

[Game website] Asiasoft today announced the dancing game, World in Audition, has entered Closed Beta and will be available to players till 27 October 2014, 0900hrs (GMT +8). Asiasoft has also launched a poll to invite players to vote for…

World in Audition – Exclusive hands-on preview event in Singapore

It was announced today that Asiasoft will be publishing World In Audition in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia, with the English service to be available first in the latter two countries. World In Audition is the sequel to Southeast Asia’s…

World in Audition – Asiasoft launching English version soon

[Facebook page] Asiasoft recently revealed World in Audition, a dancing online game which will be released soon under the company’s Playpark platform. Primarily for the Southeast Asia region, World in Audition is the 3rd game in the popular Audition series.…

World in Audition – Taiwan server closes without officially launching

Originally signed to Taiwan publisher Wayi, World in Audition is being shut down after Closed Beta without even a launch. The 3rd game in the “Audition” franchise by Korean developer Hanbitsoft, Wayi obtained the publishing rights back in 2013 before…

Mythos Heroes – Mobile game based on MMORPG goes live in Korea

Give yourself a pat on the back if you remember Mythos, a MMORPG which was developed by Flagship Studios years back. Korean studio Hanbitsoft bought over the IP rights for Mythos and unsuccessfully re-launched it, before announcing the mobile version,…