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Sign up now to join the battle in this new tactical FPS set in a Cyberpunk world based on the critically acclaimed Ghost in the Shell: Standlone Complex.

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 16, 2015 –Nexon America, Inc. today revealed details for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online (First Assault). In this tactical team-based shooter, players take on the role of an augmented soldier fighting terrorists on the streets of a future cyberpunk world. The online first-person shooter (FPS) game is being developed by Neople and will be available to PC gamers in 2016. Fans can sign up now for the chance to be part of the upcoming closed beta tests beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

Licensed by Nexon from Kodansha Ltd. and Production I.G, Inc., First Assault is based on Shirow Masamune’s acclaimed manga the Ghost in the Shell, one of the core originators of the Cyberpunk genre. First Assault references the anime source material while advancing the dark near-future universe and bringing it to a frenetic but tactical first-person shooter game environment. As an elite, augmented soldier, players will advance and master their character with upgrades and unlocks as they succeed in combat. Each character has exclusive attributes that reflect features of the original franchise, such as Motoko Kusanagi’s ‘Therm-optic Camouflage’ cloaking technology or Saito’s ability to enhance his vision and highlight enemy soldiers.

Players will carry out battle strategies and formations as they choose from among eight initial characters. Adding a unique layer to the experience, each of these can be customized with specialized body augmentations, weapon attachments and enhanced abilities. First Assault also features “SkillSync,” which allows players to leverage shared cyber-abilities with nearby teammates in combat modes to augment and increase their skills.  By using SkillSync in smart and tactical ways, teammates can work together in devastating combinations in battle.

Nexon will host beta events to stress test the servers before the next phase of development. The initial challenge runs from Oct. 1-4, with the second challenge following shortly after. Players who join the beta at this stage will be able to register their name early as well as unlock an exclusive “First Assault” weapon skin

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About Nexon America, Inc.

Nexon America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes fan-favorites MapleStory, the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus, an action-packed combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam. Upcoming titles from Nexon America include a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” IP; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee’s studio Boss Key Productions; and unannounced titles from both United Front Games and Dallas Dickinson’s newly-founded QC Games.

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Based on the manga “The Ghost in the Shell” by Shirow Masamune originally serialized in the Weekly Young Magazine published by KODANSHA LTD. ©Shirow Masamune・Production I.G/KODANSHA All Rights Reserved

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