|[October 21, 2013]
Nexon and Tiancity Announce Cyphers in China
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
NEXON Co., Ltd. ("Nexon") (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play
online games, and Tiancity today announced that the 3D Multi Online
Action (MOACTION) game Cyphers will enter Open Beta in China on
Cyphers, which was first launched in Korea in 2011, was developed
by Neople, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexon and the developer of Dungeon&Fighter.
Cyphers is a 3D MOACTION game that features dynamic battles and
unique characters with groundbreaking superpowers. Cyphers' Open
Beta will offer a uniquely localized map, "The Bright Golden City,"
based off of the theme of "The Forbidden City."
"Cyphers is a reflection of Neople's superior development
expertise, and its exciting action and the fresh new play modes have
been well-received by users in the Final Test which started on October
17. We expect that the game's Open Beta will also be well-received,"
said Mr. Cao Nian Bao, President of Tiancity.
"We are excited to continue moving forward with the development of Cyphers
for China and our successful partnership with Tiancity," said Seungwoo
Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Co., Ltd. "Cyphers
has already been well-received in Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong and we are
confident its momentum will continue in China."
For more information on Cyphers, please visit http://cp.tiancity.com.
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
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 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 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.
About Tiancity http://www.tiancity.com
Tiancity is a Chinese online game platform provided by Shanghai Posts
and Telecommunications Technology Co., Ltd. Since its establishment in
2004, Tiancity has contributed a lot to the growth of the industry by
constantly introducing new game genres ranging from casual racing (KartRider)
to first-person shooters (Counter-Strike Online). Tiancity now
ranks among the top ten game publishers in China with more than 350
million registered users on its platform. K1, its annual electronic
sports event, is the biggest offline tournament in the country, making
Tiancity the ideal publishing house for competitive games. With six
solid games already in service, Tiancity has also announced it will
publish Cyphers, an MO action title from the developer of the hit
title Dungeon&Fighter, and Free Style2, the sequel to
the well-known sports game, both within 2013.
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