|By Business Wire||
|August 22, 2013 09:05 AM EDT||
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that Nexon and its wholly-owned subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”), have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Tecmo Koei Games Co., Ltd. (“Tecmo Koei”) under which Nexon will publish online multiplatform content including mobile devices for Sangokushi Sousouden Online (working title), the online free-to-play version of a popular historically-based action video game.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nexon and Nexon Korea will enjoy exclusive publishing, licensing and promotional rights for Sangokushi Sousouden Online in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. The game will be developed by Korean developer THINGSOFT.
Sangokushi Sousouden Online is a massively multiplayer tactical role-playing game (RPG) based on actual battles that occurred during the Three Kingdoms era in ancient China. Through a series of historically-based scenarios, players engage in combat to unlock ancient war heroes to add to their existing armies. Winning a scenario allows players to unlock new, more challenging scenarios, as well as advance on the online leaderboard. Throughout the game, users can obtain – through game performance or in-game purchases – special items that enhance players’ combat abilities.
“We are pleased to partner with Tecmo Koei to expand the popular Sangokushi Sousouden franchise to additional platforms and new audiences throughout Asia,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Co., Ltd. “Based on its extraordinary success to date, it is clear that Sangokushi Sousouden resonates with audiences seeking historically-themed content and the excitement of massively multiplayer RPGs. We are excited to work alongside Tecmo Koei’s talented team to leverage Nexon’s free-to-play expertise and global resources to scale this promising franchise.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.4 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.