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MapleStory 2 cinematic trailer shows an epic forest throwdown

MapleStory 2 was announced back in November, and now developer Nexon has released a cinematic trailer to get you in the mood. Check it out after the break.

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  • Extraction’s closed beta launches today

    Extraction’s closed beta has launched, Splash Damage and Nexon America have announced. Originally known as “Dirty Bomb”, the closed beta for the online multiplayer shooter has limited openings, so only a select number of players will be able to participate. Notifications should be in your inbox if you have signed up, but more will be […]

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  • Extraction closed beta registration now open, testing starts in October

    Extraction’s closed beta will kick-off in October, Splash Damage and Nexon America have announced. Originally known as “Dirty Bomb”, the closed beta for the online multiplayer shooter will have limited openings, so only a select number of players will be able to participate. Notifications will be sent to chosen players by October 1, when the […]

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  • Nexon CFO argues against intrusive monetisation in free to play games

    Nexon free to play games might be big news in Asia, with smash hits like Maplestory, but their free to play offerings like Combat Arms and Vindictus have had a harder time gaining traction in the west. The company’s Chief Financial Officer Owen Mahoney argues that free to play attitudes in the west have held […]

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  • Extraction was going to be self-published by Splash Damage before Nexon America signed on

    Splash Damage planned on self-publishing Extraction, its free-to-play shooter, before Nexon America signed on as its publisher.

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  • Nexon Q1 financials suggest growing disparity between east and west markets

    Nexon has revealed its Q1 financial report, suggesting that the publisher’s revenue is booming in Japan with ¥9.9 billion in the country alone – an increase of 222.4% – but the figures are sliding in North America.

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  • Nexon invests in Robert Bowling's Robotoki

    Nexon has made a “strategic investment” in Robotoki, the publisher announced via press release this week. Terms of the investment were not disclosed, but Nexon said the two companies will ‘coordinate efforts’ on development of “multi-screen, cross-platform gameplay”. Robotoki was founded by Robert Bowling, former creative strategist for Call of Duty, and is working on […]

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  • Consoles must embrace free-to-play or face extinction, says Nexon boss

    Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim has said consoles will “go the way of the dinosaurs” if manufacturers ignore the free-to-play market.

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  • Dungeon Fighter LIVE due on XBLA next week

    Dungeon Fighter has finally secured a release date on Xbox Live Arcade: July 13. The hack-and-slash RPG hit Steam last week, but the console version is quite different; Dungeon Fighter Online was once touted as the Xbox 360′s first freemium game, but in the end Nexon had to spin off a special, microtransaction-free version called […]

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  • Dungeon Fighter Online released on Steam

    Nexon America has released its free-to-play, arcade-action RPG Dungeon Fighter Online via Steam. Players can not only participate in adventure, but battle beasts, demons, and more for the fate of the exotic world of Arad. From now until July 11, players will receive a Skeleton Key and 10 Golden Apples for their first character created. […]

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  • Vindictus joins other free-to-play MMOs on Steam

    Nexon America has released its free-to-play action-MMO Vindictus on Steam. The firm plans on releasing its FSP Combat Arms and and its multiplayer title Dungeon Fighter Online later this month. The Steam service now boasts over 30 free-to-play titles.

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  • Nexon's Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre to release on XBL later this year

    Nexon has released a promotional trailer for Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre, its Xbox Live version of Dungeon Fighter Online for PC. The video features scenes and illustrations of the original game’s Slayer, Gunner, and Fighter characters, and is posted below. Microsoft Studios is set to publish the game, and it will be […]

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  • Rumour - Nexon to go public at $1.28 billion in December

    VentureBeat has heard whispers that Maple Story and Combat Arms publisher Nexon will make its initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange come December 6. The online game provider is expected to bring in $1.28 billion, putting its market value at $8.97 billion – far outweighing other giants of the industry, including EA at […]

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  • Maple Story publisher posts 59% revenue jump

    Nexon America has announced a hefty increase in revenue during the quarter ending March 31, over the same period last year.

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