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KOG Games has made the unfortunate announcement that Grand Chase, the free to play, side scrolling fantasy game, will be shutting down in North America today.

“Grand Chase had a tremendous impact and paved the way for so many MMOs that it is simply time to say goodbye and allow players to embrace these new experiences,” said Eugene Kim CEO of KOG Games. While it’s the end of Grand Chase, it’s only the beginning of what we at KOG Games have in store for our community.”

Members of the Grand Chase team will be sharing their memories with players in a “Farewell Blog” on the game’s site and have posted numerous messages of thanks to Grand Chase players around the world. If you are interested in checking out Elsword, another KOG Games title, you can take advantage of a free boosted character if you have a max level character in Grand Chase.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. kori228 on April 21, 2015

    This article is a bit late considering how Grand Chase was set to be closed globally in like December.

  2. RyuKaiser on April 16, 2015

    Translation: “Seriously, we only picked this game up so we could point you to play Elsword, a fun game made to be Grand Chase’s evolution… that’s locked behind stamina/fatigue meters because we’re too lazy to constantly put out content that doesn’t involve Icebreakers/the Cash Shop. Hope you enjoy grinding for about 2 hours a day before our fatigue system kicks your ass back out of leveling”.

    I say that because that was my experience leveling up in Elsword. I had fun, but the stamina system just made it the worst to play. I’d just be getting into it, then after an hour, punt. Right back out. I’m going to miss Grand Chase, but turning the game off without even a week heads up of warning is just frelling scummy.

  3. hovsep56 on April 16, 2015

    grand chase was boring as hell had to grind for ages just to get a freaking male character.

  4. Captain on April 16, 2015

    The developer has give up doing anything for grand chase so now the playerbase for grand chase are going to be transfer to elsword which that game has a fatigue Stamina system for dungeon. I hardly think people are going to want to play that since it will limit them to down the grind plus it very grindy at high level.

  5. Captain on April 16, 2015

    The developer has give up doing anything for grand chase so now the playerbase for grand chase are going to be transfer to elsword which that game has a fatigue Stamina system for dungeon. I hardly think are going to want to play that since it will limit them to down the grind plus it very grindy at high level.

  6. karnaij on April 15, 2015

    twas a fun game imo played it for a long time when it first came out sure it was a bit p2w but pvp really was not because the pvp anyone can win its about who can grab the most and who gets hit the least

  7. Miki on April 15, 2015

    Game haved nice updates and alot people like it and it is still very popular thoo
    but i guess game got too old to maint and maybe kog games will make newer version or that something

  8. Anon on April 15, 2015

    Guys, i think Trok is gone

    • Anon on April 15, 2015

      I mean, that guy can’t possibly be Trok, right?

      • Anon on April 15, 2015

        Unless… SARCASM! OFCOURSE

  9. Mamson on April 15, 2015

    so sad ((( how can i live without this ugly anime ****face game i never played before? (((((((((((
    its F2P game or F2 mas2rbate website?

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