Nexon Group Announces Strategic Partnership with NAT Games and the global launch of Mobile Blockbuster RPG HIT
TOKYO – April 15, 2016 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, today announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”), has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile game developer NAT Games.
Renowned for its outstanding game development expertise, NAT Games is a mobile game development company led by Yong-Hyun Park, who developed popular PC Online MMORPG, Lineage II and TERA. NAT Games’ first mobile title HIT (Heroes of Incredible Tales) is a fully-3D mobile action RPG in which players become knights to save a world covered in total darkness. Using Unreal Engine 4, HIT provides the highest quality graphics available on mobile and the highly-customizable “skill tree system”. HIT‘s unique “skill tree system” offers immensely satisfying combat through powerful aerial combos, throwing moves, and smashing takedowns. With a story-driven campaign mode, a free-for-all arena (up to 6 players), and massive raids, HIT was launched in Korea on November 18, 2015. It became the top selling game in both Google Play and App Store the following day. With 5 million total downloads, Nexon will launch HIT globally in 2016.
“We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with NAT Games renowned for its outstanding game development skills,” said Jiwon Park, Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Korea. HIT archieved remarkable regional success, and we look forward to continuing our work with NAT Games for HIT’s further success and a seamless global launch.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile 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 100 titles in more than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.