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Shanda Games International Europe GmbH - Press Release 12/2014

Shanda Games International Europe unlocks Dragon Nest Europe’s seventh class

Berlin, Germany, 4th September 2014: Publisher Shanda Games International Europe updates the free to play action MMORPG Dragon Nest Europe with the brand-new Assassin class. The Assassin utilizes daggers, arm blades, chains and summons to attack his enemies from the shadows and send them to the after-life.

Extreme Combat Versatility

The Assassin can choose between two specializations when he reaches level 15 (Chaser or Bringer), which also offer another two sub-specializations each (Ripper/Raven or Light Fury/Abyss Walker) once Assassin players reach level 45. While the Chaser tree focuses more on hand-to-hand combat, the Bringer tree focuses on buffing and supporting group members with chakra energy.

Chaser (level 15+)

Melee Fighter

Primary Weapon:  Scimitar


  • Raven (level 45+)
Relies heavily on chains, daggers & dark elemental skills.
  • Ripper (level 45+)
Relies on martial arts attacks & fire elemental skills.

Bringer (level 15+)

Melee/Mid-Range Fighter

Primary Weapon: Dagger   

  • Light Fury (level 45+)
Utilizes chakra energy for attacks and group buffs
  • Abyss Walker (level 45+)
Wields dark elemental attacks & provides a dark elemental group buff 

The Assassin is a highly versatile melee fighter whose style is distinguished by a fast-paced combo mixture of Asian martial arts and spirit summons. While he can easily hide himself from enemies using smoke and shadows and retreat to a more passive survival, he is equally swift in striking down opponents with deadly blade, chain and martial arts combos. However, he does not purely rely on quick attack and retreat techniques but also offers valuable healing spells as well as defense and attack buffs for his group members by activating his chakra energy.  One of the recently released trailers provides an insight into the Assassin’s Asian martial arts combos:

Lost in another time

Contrary to all the other classes, the Assassin is not (yet) involved in Dragon Nest’s main story. Witnessing a fight between a strange warrior and a beautiful lady, he was torn from his own time and ended up in the world of Althea. Even though the strange warrior disappeared, he seems to have gotten into the Assassin’s head and is now twisting his mind with dark prophecies about the Assassin’s future. His mission in this world is to find the girl who brought him to Althea and to find out if the sinister warrior really is his future self or if his destiny can still be changed.

More information about Dragon Nest Europe can be found on the official website and on the official Facebook page   

About Dragon Nest Europe

Dragon Nest Europe is a free to play fantasy action MMORPG, taking place in a detailed, anime-inspired world. The non-targeting combat system provides fast and engaging fights against threatening monsters. Dragon Nest Europe tells a tale of brave heroes facing menacing dragons to restore the land of Althea to its once peaceful state. More than 600,000 players have already registered for Dragon Nest Europe. The free client as well as further information about Dragon Nest Europe can be found on the official website and on the Facebook page

About Shanda Games International Europe GmbH

Shanda Games International Europe is a Germany-based publisher of online and mobile games. Founded in 2013, the company is specialized in distributing and operating free-to-play online and mobile games all over Europe.

Shanda Games International Europe is part of the Shanda Games Group that also comprises Actoz and Eyedentity Games in Korea and Cherry Credits in Singapore. The parent company Shanda Games Limited is one of the leading Chinese developers and publishers of online and mobile games, offering users over 70 game products.

Since September 2013, Shanda Games International Europe has been operating Dragon Nest, one of the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games on the global market, in Europe.

More information about Shanda Games International Europe can be found on the official website