Vindictus is an action MMORPG created by devCAT, an internal studio of Korean free-to-play game publisher Nexon. It was released in South Korea on January 21st, 2010, on October 13rd 2010 in North America and on 5th October 2011 in Europe. The name was changed from Mabinogi Heroes to Vindictus in North America and Europe. Vindictus follows Nexon's traditional free-to-play model. When beginning the game, players will have a choice to play as one of nine characters, each of which has different combat skills and abilities. There is a dyeing system that allows players to dye clothing and weapons for an entirely unique appearance.