SINoALICE BRACES FOR JULY 18 GLOBAL RELEASE WITH UNDERWORLDLY NieR: AUTOMATA COLLABORATION
Nexon’s acclaimed dark fantasy role-playing game surpasses one million pre-registrations for iOS and Android
Seoul – July 3, 2019 – Acclaimed creative director Yoko Taro enchanted spectators earlier this month at the Media Showcase with SINoALICE, the upcoming mobile role-playing game (RPG) codeveloped by Square Enix and Pokelabo, and published by NEXON Korea Corporation, subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games.
During an interview at the showcase, Yoko Taro fueled excitement for SINoALICE by revealing an unprecedented collaboration with his acclaimed dystopian action role-playing game, NieR: Automata. While full details of the collaboration are still a mystery, Taro teased the ominous presence of infamous NieR: Automata characters 2B and 9S. Players can check out the official collaboration teaser trailer here. Yoko Taro’s groundbreaking interview is also available for English media for the time ever, available here.
In addition to the upcoming collaboration between Taro’s hit games, SINoALICE officially surpassed one million pre-registrations, earning special rewards for all participating players. Launched in Japan in 2017, SINoALICE’s impressive story and character design earned it the top of the mobile gaming charts with over four million downloads. After much anticipation, SINoALICE descends on its official global launch on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Cinderella, Pinocchio, Snow White and more come to life in SINoALICE’s dark retelling of classic storybook fairy tales within an unsettling fantasy world, inspired by the game’s creative director, Yoko Taro (NieR: Automata). The game follows several popular fairy tale heroes as they work together to traverse dangerous lands, battle menacing enemies and solve mind-bending puzzles to save the storytellers that created their stories.
SINoALICE launches for iOS and Android worldwide excluding Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on Thursday, July 18. Players can currently participate in pre-registration for exclusive rewards through the official website or Google Play. The game is rated M for Mature (ESRB). Additional information for members of the press:
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.
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