ArchLord is a 3D fantasy MMORPG developed by NHN Corporation and Codemasters Online Gaming (COG). The game was released in March 2005 in South Korea and October 2006 inNorth America and Europe , receiving poor reviews from the gaming press. In August 2007, ArchLord became free-to-play to coincide with the release of the first episodic expansion pack,Season of Siege . The second expansion, Spirits Awakening , was released in August 2008. From August 2009, Webzenpublished Archlord in additional countries where Codemasters did not have rights to distribute the game. From October 3, 2009, Webzhen maintained Archlord globally, offering the seventh expansion, called Heaven & Hell . On December 6, 2013, Webzen announced the closing of ArchLord , the game has been shut down since January 1, 2014.