|[January 14, 2014]
Nexon Korea's Mabinogi: Heroes Exceeds 100,000 Concurrent Users
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
NEXON Co., Ltd. ("Nexon") (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play
online games, today announced that its action RPG, Mabinogi: Heroes
(Vindictus), achieved a new all-time user record, exceeding 100,000
maximum concurrent users ("MCCU") in Korea on January 12, 2014.
Mabinogi: Heroes (Vindictus), launched in Korea by Nexon's
subsidiary NEXON Korean Corporation in December 2009, is an action RPG
that combines high-quality graphics and physics with high-speed combat.
It was the world's first online action RPG to incorporate the Source (News - Alert)
engine, enabling realistic in-game action such as throwing debris,
shattering walls and lifelike renderings to provide players around the
world with a truly immersive experience.
MCCU is generally used to measure the popularity of a game. Mabinogi:
Heroes' (Vindictus) content updaes and promotional events timed for
winter vacation were well-received by users, resulting in an increase of
over 200% unique visitors and average concurrent users following the
update. The introduction of a new character "Lynn" was especially well
received, contributing to a significant increase in new users. The peak
MCCU following the update nearly doubled the previous record of 55,000
set in January 2013.
Nexon has over 15 years of history as a leader in free-to-play gaming,
and will continue to bring innovative, quality games to PCs, mobile
phones and tablets worldwide.
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 nearly 60 online games in
more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more
than 1.4 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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