Nexon Partners With First Strike Games For Multiplayer Titles

NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in online games, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Nexon America Inc. (“Nexon America”) has entered into an ongoing relationship with First Strike Games, a game studio formed last year to specialize in multiplayer experiences. Nexon has acquired the worldwide publishing and marketing rights to First Strike Games’ first title, an unannounced multiplayer online game. “Partnering with First Strike Games is another example of our focus on and commitment to working with the best development talent in the Western market,” said Owen Mahoney, president and CEO, Nexon. “This partnership will leverage First … Continue reading Nexon Partners With First Strike Games For Multiplayer Titles

Nexon Announces Partnership With SecretNewCo

Nexon Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced a strategic relationship with SecretNewCo, a Maryland-based game development studio led by 22-year industry veteran Brian Reynolds, who until February served as Chief Game Designer of Zynga. Reynolds also founded Big Huge Games and co-founded Firaxis Games, where he led the development of critical and commercial hits including Rise of Nations and Civilization II. Under the terms of the agreement, Nexon will make a cash equity investment in SecretNewCo in exchange for a minority stake in the company. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. The agreement also … Continue reading Nexon Announces Partnership With SecretNewCo

Maple Story Adds Into The Storm Update

Maplers ready for the Tempest Updates can now enjoy ‘Into the Storm,’ the first installment of a four-part update to MapleStory. ‘Into the Storm’ brings various system changes to the game, allowing players to advance jobs at lower levels faster, increase their equipment arsenal, create more characters, and more. Players can maximize their skills and strength with bonus experience and quicker job advancements. The third job advancement has been lowered to level 60 from level 70, and the fourth job advancement has been lowered to level 100 from level 120. Additionally, EXP requirements have been adjusted and bonus EXP will … Continue reading Maple Story Adds Into The Storm Update

Nexon And Valve To Launch DOTA 2 in Korea And Japan

NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) (‘Nexon’), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced an agreement with Valve Corporation, a leading entertainment software and technology company based in the United States, to publish Dota 2 in Korea and Japan. Dota 2, developed by Valve with legendary designer IceFrog, is the sequel to the genre defining game that has become one of the most played games in the world and a leading title at e-sports tournaments around the world. ‘We are very excited about working with Valve to publish Dota 2 and build on the worldwide momentum of the highly successful … Continue reading Nexon And Valve To Launch DOTA 2 in Korea And Japan

Nexon Free To Play Games Move To Steam Service

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 … Continue reading Nexon Free To Play Games Move To Steam Service

MapleStory Hits 35 Million Characters

Nexon America’s ‘Maplestory’ not only has a lot of players – 9.2 million registered users in North America – but those players are multiplying quickly as the number of characters created in the game has surpassed 35 million. ‘MapleStory’ is known as the first commercially successful free-to-play massively multiplayer online game (MMO) in North America. ‘MapleStory’s’ success has paved the way for a new generation of online games that have successfully turned to the free-to-play, microtransaction-based business model. ‘MapleStory’s’ deeply immersive, vibrant 2-D world creates social environment that is accessible and friendly for any gamer. The game has attracted an … Continue reading MapleStory Hits 35 Million Characters

Combat Arms Expands And Gears Up

Nexon America’s popular online first person shooter, Combat Arms has release a new content update that will offer clans a map custom made for faction-on-faction fights. The Slaughterhouse content is now live and free for download at http://combatarms.nexon.net/ The new map, Slaughterhouse, is set within the bloody confines of a meat packing plant, provides players with the opportunity to put their teamwork skills to the test with clan-on-clan warfare where two opposing teams try to outwit and outgun each other in map’s search-and-destroy mode. Players will have an array of new weapons to take into the Slaughterhouse with them including … Continue reading Combat Arms Expands And Gears Up

Eve Online Launches In Japan

CCP Games and Nexon Co., Ltd., are proud to announce the successful live launch of the much-anticipated localized Japanese version of CCP’s massively multiplayer science-fiction game, EVE Online. EVE Online is well positioned to welcome new players from the world’s 4th largest gaming market with CCP’s own in-house localization system and with Nexon as its pre-eminent local marketing partner. Japanese joins EVE Online’s growing localized selection alongside English, Chinese, German, and Russian-based game clients. In addition to full language support, the launch features a full range of core game services in Japanese including local billing, customer support, an official Japanese … Continue reading Eve Online Launches In Japan

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