Nexon America, the North American business unit of NEXON Co., Ltd. (‘Nexon’)(TSE: 3659.TO), today announced that several of its free-to-play games will be accessible through Valve’s leading online gaming platform, Steam. ‘Vindictus,’ Nexon’s highly acclaimed real-physics-based massively multiplayer online game role playing game (MMORPG) is available on the Steam platform starting today, followed by Nexon’s global smash hit ‘Dungeon Fighter Online’ and its high-intensity online first person shooter (FPS) ‘Combat Arms’ later in June.
Steam, a leading online gaming platform with more than 1,800 titles and 40 million accounts around the world, began supporting free-to-play games in June 2011 and has since added 29 different titles to its free-to-play channel. A subscription or credit card is not required to enjoy free-to-play games on Steam. Instead, players can use the ‘Steam Wallet’ to make in-game purchases, which provides secure access to the wide variety of weapons, armor, custom clothing and other items available in each title’s in-game shops.
‘Providing our games on Steam is about making it as easy as possible for players to access our games,’ said Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim. ‘Valve has been a great global partner to Nexon for many years, and this agreement continues the marriage of Nexon’s immersive content with Valve’s strong distribution channel and large player community. With Valve’s introduction of a free-to-play channel, there are now even more opportunities for our two companies to work together. In addition to now being able to access these best-in-class titles on the Steam platform, players will experience new updates, character introductions and special events along with each game’s launch.’
"Nexon is a premier game developer and publisher," said Jason Holtman, Valve’s Director of Business Development. "Their titles will be an excellent and welcome addition to the growing library of free-to-play titles on Steam."
‘Vindictus,’ known for bringing real physics to online MMORPGs with the modified Source Engine from Valve, will be the first Nexon game available on Steam. The newest update to one of Nexon America’s most acclaimed titles unleashed three monstrous dragons into its lands, where teamwork and brutal combat are the only way to defeat the beasts.
‘Dungeon Fighter Online’ has become one of the most popular MMORPGs worldwide with its colorful, 2-D world where players slash through dungeons in old-school brawler fashion. In tandem with its June Steam launch, Nexon America will introduce its highly anticipated male mage character update into ‘Dungeon Fighter Online,’ delivering a new round of adventures to players.
‘Combat Arms,’ which has more than 6 million registered players in North America, will be available on Steam later this month, coinciding with its ‘Spiders versus Scorpions’ event, the biggest online FPS battle of the year. The ‘Spiders versus Scorpions’ event pits tens of thousands of ‘Combat Arms’ players against each other in a month-long war where the victors will claim great prizes and bragging rights.
Nexon America’s games will be available for Steam players in U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. To access these games on Steam, go to: http://store.steampowered.com/.