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1-1. INTRODUCTION

Uncharted Waters is a historic nautical game developed by Tecmo Koei. Ever since 1991’s original Uncharted Waters game, the series has been well-loved by a wide range of players. Known for its rich historical plots and detailed setting, players will live, work and play the past, rewriting the 15th century to make their own history. Players may choose from among 6 nationalities: England, Dutch Republic, Ancient Régime in France, Spanish Empire, Kingdom of Portugal, and Republic of Venice. After selecting a basic class (adventurer, merchant or soldier), players will then choose from several different occupations

1-2. SYNOPSIS

In the year 1453 AD, Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium Empire, was taken. The people of the Christian empire were terrified of the Turk's formidable military prowess and at the same time disappointed that they lost their only passage for Eastern trading.

Meanwhile opposite the Eastern European region no longer the superpower it once was far to the West the Iberia Peninsula celebrated the birth of a new military state called Spain, a result of revolution. Hand in hand with Portugal she immediately launched a campaign of utmost importance-defeating the Muslim forces.

Flag ship Portugal was forced to explore new routes around the African continent pressured by the legendary Christian Empire on the East and Muslim powers. Direct trade with India was of utmost importance. Spain was also determined to find new ways to the East far beyond the Atlantic Ocean entrusting Christopher Columbus for the task.

To the East before anyone else! The era of passionate adventurers and great navigators is dawning upon you.

1-3. MAIN FEATURES

Live the Age of Exploration Lots of fun action, and no tedious gameplay! Be the first to discover hidden artifacts and forgotten lands. You can become world-famous like Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, or Sir Francis Drake. Over 3 Years of Gameplay We guarantee more than 3 years of playtime, even for dedicated hardcore gamers! There are endless places to visit, new people to meet, lands to explore, and most importantly, plenty of treasure to be looted. Thousands of artworks, artifacts, special regional items and discoveries await you. Hundreds of Game Objectives The game offers over 75 professions and 100 skills to master. Simple leveling up is not the only thing you’ll need; every individual develops their own professions and skills to become a historical explorer, merchant, or soldier. How you develop this mastery defines your character as a whole. Play however you see fit, but don’t worry… you can always reallocate your skills to a new character without losing any progress. Set Sail through History One character is ok, but you’ll want to bolster your armada with a maximum of six ships. Buy or build vessels like the Hansa cog, Baltic galleon, Spanish carrack, Turkish galley, and English frigate. Upgrade, enhance, modify and decorate your ships with thousands of items. Strengthen Your Nation to Conquer The World Along with the 6 major nations, there are hundreds of neutral cities to explore as you weave your way into economy and politics. Investing lots of gold into a neutral city will boost your influence, or simply take up arms against the owner and conquer the city! Epic 100 Vs 100 PvP Sea Fights! When war breaks out, over 200 ships will engage in massive Player versus Player battles. Unique monthly events will inspire even more large-scale sea fits. Plus, you can always start up fights while sailing… just watch out for the pirates! Customize Your Home and an Entire Island Customize your home by decorating it with the gorgeous furniture and art from your conquests. Invite your friends and guild members to chat and chill together. Ambitious types can even turn an unoccupied island into their very own farm to grow fruits and raise pigs. In-Game Live Events Uncharted Waters is a growing, vibrant community with tons of cool events. World Tour Events and World Race Challenges encourage brave sailors to perform heroic feats. Also, fun cultural events are unique to the different in-game cities. Sophisticated Economy System The economy in Uncharted Waters Online is complex, just as in real life. Trading goods, investing, and the player’s political relationships are all factored into their wealth. There is no fix economy; it will fluctuate over time, based on the supply and demand of goods. To come out on top, players will need a sophisticated strategy (and a bit of good luck!).

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2-1. POSITIONING The popular, KOEI-made Simulation RPG goes online and goes one step further by reproducing the real 15th~16th century world of the Age of Exploration. A vast amount of contents and in-game systems are ready to be enjoyed.

2-2. CONSUMER VIEWPOINT

Context - You are a new voyager from a country in Europe of15th century. You will be trained by a professional instructor in school. You will decide your way of making it in the real world. - You will start with easy tasks within your homeland, and gradually sail out further to explore and make more profits. Reasons to believe - One of the most content-loaded online games in the world. - Originality of gameplay will distinguish UWO from thousands of MMORPG clones. - Various ways of playing game fits with target audience. - Free to Play model will lower barrier to enter the game. Different approach from other similar genre competitors

2-3. KEY FACTS - Several versions of the Uncharted Waters Series (I, II, III, IV) were released respectively in1991, 1994, 1997, and 2000 on the MSX, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, Playstation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo DS and PC.

2-4. RELATING SITES - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialUnchartedWaters - Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/UnchartedWatersTV


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