|[January 24, 2013]
Trion Worlds and XLGAMES Team up to Bring Highly Anticipated ArcheAge® to Western Markets
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Leading online games company Trion Worlds and renowned South Korea-based
game developer XLGAMES have entered into a strategic agreement for Trion
to exclusively publish and operate ArcheAge® in the West. Created
by Jake Song, best known for his hit game Lineage, the highly
anticipated ArcheAge is poised to be the most polished massively
multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) coming out of Asia. Trion
will host the game on its Red Door platform in North America, Europe,
Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
"We're thrilled to be working with Trion Worlds, a company who is
setting a new standard for gaming by embracing original, high-quality
IPs on a dynamic connected platform," said Jake Song, CEO and founder of
XLGAMES. "We are impressed with Trion's track record as they have
consistently delivered against an unwavering vision; we are confident
partnering with Trion will help bring ArcheAge a successful game
that satisfies audience both in East and West."
"We're very impressed with ArcheAge, and the level of
anticipation for the game is absolutely astonishing," said Dr. Lars
Buttler, CEO and founder of Trion Worlds. "We are very proud of the
catalog of world-class games we will be offering through Red Door. Now,
with ArcheAge, we are bringing the best in Asia onto our
Having gone through more than six years of development and nearly two
years of closed testing, ArcheAge introduces players to a fantasy
sandbox world where they begin their journey on one of two continents:
Nuia and Harihara. From tere, everything else is up to the player, from
what character they play, to where they go, and why. The game promises
to remove the restrictions that have hindered other MMORPGs, especially
concerning character classes and skills. ArcheAge started its
commercial service on January 16 in South Korea.
ArcheAge is the latest premium online game to join Trion's
growing roster of titles on the Red Door platform. Red Door is a
full-scale publishing and development solution enabling unprecedented
flexibility and control for game monetization teams. The platform offers
a sophisticated server architecture as well as proprietary toolsets
positioned to radically speed up the time-to-market for developers who
want to create the next generation of AAA games. In 2012, Trion also
announced a joint venture with leading European games company Crytek to
co-publish and co-operate the award-winning online first-person shooter Warface®
in the West through GFACE® powered by Trion's online platform.
For more information on ArcheAge, visit www.ArcheAgegame.com
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for
the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing
platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played
and sold.�Trion's world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic, and
massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game
genres and devices, including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift®
and the highly-anticipated End of Nations® and Defiance™.
Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San
Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.
For more information, please visit www.trionworlds.com
XLGAMES was founded in 2003 by the iconic Korean developer Jake Song
(Korean name - Song Jae Kyung), the developer of 'Lineage' and 'The
Kingdom of the Winds'. XLGAMES developed Dynamic MMORPG ArcheAge, which
aims to be a game where players can pioneer and evolve their own world
with their free will. ArcheAge is signed for distribution in China with
Tencent, Japan with GameOn, and Taiwan, HongKong, Macao with FunTown.
ArcheAge first introduced its signature features through G-Star, the
largest game show in Korea, in 2010.
For more information, please visit www.xlgames.com/en
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