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First in Series of PC Online Games Developed with Kodansha
NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659:TO) (“Nexon”), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, the first PC online game developed as part of Nexon’s agreement with Kodansha Ltd., is expected to launch worldwide in the first half of 2014.
Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX is based on the original animated television productions Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX Solid State Society. The game is a first person shooter (FPS) featuring fierce and dynamic battles between cyborgs, and will offer players the chance to engage in cooperative battle mode, a new concept that integrates artificial intelligence with the player.
Under the terms of the licensing agreement Nexon and Kodansha announced in December 2012, Nexon will develop games based on the Ghost in the Shell animated televisions series and distribute them worldwide.
The game is being developed by Nexon subsidiary Neople, the online game developer responsible for groundbreaking hits such as Dungeon & Fighter and Cyphers. Dungeon & Fighter boasts over 400 million players worldwide and holds the record of 3 million concurrent players in China.
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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 in 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 more than 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.3 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.