Category Archives: Nexon
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 22:34 GMT
A sequel to the 2D MMO MapleStory was announced today, with news the beta will open in 2014.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 00:46 GMT
Nexon chief financial officer Owen Mahoney says the international publisher isn’t interested in consoles, because in a few years they’ll be largely irrelevant.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 | 21:28 BST
Nexon has announced its subsidiary Neople has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Korean PC game studio Thingsoft, developers of FIFA Online 1 & 2. The team is currently developing several news titles as well as the cel-shaded Anime themed MMO, Project NT which is expected to launch in 2014. Thingsoft is led by Sangwon Chung, who serves as CEO and executive producer, who was previously the SVP of game development at Neowiz Games.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 10:02 BST
MapleStory: The Girl’s Fate is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan, courtesy of Sega. Although it’s based on the online title it is a new standalone entry to the series.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 17:47 BST
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 back the model from attaining the dominance it has in Asia.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 | 05:09 BST
Dirty Bomb has been reworked with a new title, and the multiplayer shooter now known as Extraction has been picked up by 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.