AsiaIn Asia the game had a rocky launch. After several weeks of server crashing issues, a server patch was created to deal with it once and for all. Unfortunately, it could not be rolled out on the servers without a complete character wipe. All players lost their characters and had to start over, but in exchange they received four weeks of free subscription.
German versionIn-game blood effects and cut off limbs were removed in the German version.
References to the gameHellgate: London was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 03/2008.
Shutdown and resurrectionIn October 2008 Namco Bandai announced to close down the servers on 31st January 2009, ending the multiplayer mode permanently. In the meantime, it could be played free of charge.
On Dec. 9th, 2009, Hanbitsoft Inc re-released in Korea as Hellgate: Resurrection. This new version uses a free-to-play business model.
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