Category Archives: Nexon
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 10:20 BST
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.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 05:17 GMT
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 a first-person survival effort called Human Element, which will support cross-platform play elements on PC, next-gen consoles, Android and iOS. It’s expected in late 2015.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 23:50 GMT
Maple Story produces some interesting player behaviour, like a famous culture of in-game weddings – and divorces.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 06:18 GMT
Free-to-play publisher Nexon has secured the rights to the critically-acclaimed anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 | 01:05 GMT
Vindictus has relaxed its regional restrictions allowing both Australian and Mexican gamers to play the action MMORPG.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 | 23:47 GMT
Valve has teamed up with MMORPG publisher Nexon to bring DOTA 2 to Japan and Korea.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 21:20 BST
Dungeon & Fighter, as it’s known in China, surpassed 3 million maximum concurrent users in June of this year. Dungeon Fighter Online, as it’s known outside of China, is developed by Nexon, and it’s last concurrent record was 2.6 million users. The free-to-play MMO was released four years ago, and the game was released on Steam June 28. Thanks, GI International.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 05:01 BST
Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim has said consoles will “go the way of the dinosaurs” if manufacturers ignore the free-to-play market.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 01:40 BST
Vindictus is a free-to-play MMORPG from Nexon available on Steam. That was the end of my knowledge or interest in it until this happened.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 | 22:09 BST
To celebrate the Steam arrival of Atlantica Online, those who download the free-to-play strategic turn-based MMORPG can save money on some special goodies. What sort of goodies are these? Glad you asked: the Wild Taurus mount or the Blue Dragon Wings, a bag with 15 extra inventory slots, the Merc. Room License which gives you one Mercenary slot in the Mercenary Room, and a Blessing License which gives you an extra 150% on attack, defense, and XP for 30 days. Hit up the link for more information.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 16:04 BST
Two lawsuits have been filed in South Korea, challenging the Shutdown Law as unconstitutional. The law prohibits those under sixteen from playing games for a nightly six hour block so they can do more constructive things. Parents and teenagers with a Korean organization representing culture filed a suit claiming the law doesn’t take into account the parental right to educate their children. The other lawsuit was filed by NCsoft, Neowiz, and Nexon, also claiming the Shutdown Law is unjust. More on Kotaku.
Sat, Jun 09, 2012 | 19:13 BST
Korean game company Nexon has acquired a 14.7% minority stake in fellow-Korean publisher NCsoft for $688 million, the firm announced today. The shares, which number 3.218 million, were purchased from NCsoft chairman and founder Taek Jin Kim, which means Nexon is now the largest shareholder in NCsoft. Nexon said the stock purchase was part of a long-term partnership between the two firms. Thanks, VentureBeat.
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 17:05 GMT
CCP and Nexon have announced a localized Japanese version of EVE Online will hit Japan on March 28.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 14:10 GMT
Nexon’s announced it’ll publish free-to-play first-person shooter Shadow Company: The Mercenary War for a release later this year.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 | 21:45 GMT
Nexon went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this week, and managed to rake in a staggering 1.2 billion USD in its IPO. Driven largely by the strength of Maple Story, which is said to be one of the most popular games in the world, Nexon boasted the largest IPO of the year on the TSE.
Nexon claims it has 1.2 billion registered users, of which 77 million are currently active. Their games have a large base in Southeast Asia, particularly in China. Nexon plans to use the cash influx to finance acquisitions.
Nexon was one of the earliest companies to enter the now enormous F2P gaming market.
Via Game Politics.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 03:00 GMT
Hugely popular Nexon MMORPG Maple Story suffered a security breach last week, risking the personal information of three-quarters of its Korean player base.
Thu, Nov 24, 2011 | 01:50 GMT
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 $6.99 billion.
In its IPO filing, Nexon boasted of eight games which have generated $100 million in lifetime revenues, including three with over $300 million in and one of more than $400 million. It now hosts 57 online games in 104 countries.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 14:58 BST
Lovers of hack and slash MMOs, this is your day.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 19:52 BST
Nexon has launched a teaser website and trailer for its free-to-play MMO Vindictus Europe. Set for release in the fall, it looks a bit gritty and gothy compared to a lot of games in the same genre on the market. Not that it’s a bad thing, we are intrigued after watching, to be honest. The MMO is a “physics-based game with high-speed combat, that uses a “modified Source Engine to enable interaction with the environment. Players will apparently be able to “throw and shatter objects, hurl debris, bind enemies with chains, and pierce defenses with spears.” That came from the mouths of GameFront, which seems to know quite a bit about the game. We’ll blame them if we start spending too much time in it at launch.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 | 03:44 BST
MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter developer Nexon is looking to expand onto the 3DS, apparently.