NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) (“Nexon”), a worldwide leader in online and mobile games, today announced that it has acquired publishing rights for ELSWORD MOBILE (working title), a mobile game developed by KUNLUN GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD (“Kunlun”), in Japan.
ELSWORD MOBILE is a side-scrolling action RPG developed by Kunlun. The game features the environment from the original PC online game ELSWORD and optimizes various content including and over 400 characters, skill reinforcement system, real-time party, PvP and guild co-op modes from the original title for mobile devices.
ELSWORD MOBILE was launched in China in January 2016, globally (excluding Japan and Korea) in May 2016 and in Korea in January 2017, and the title has reached number two on Google Play’s list of top grossing games in Taiwan, and number nine on the App Store’s list of top grossing games in China.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Kunlun’s development team, which has developed successful titles for users across the globe,” said Kihan Kim, Nexon’s Mobile Business Division Manager. “ELSWORD is a popular title in Japan, and we hope this mobile title to contribute to the further expansion of Nexon’s mobile game pipeline. We will continue to deliver engaging game to users that would meet their expectation.” 2 Fang Chen, CEO of Kunlun, said, “We are looking forward to working with Nexon to deliver our flagship mobile game, ELSWORD MOBILE, to Japanese users.
We continue to develop the game by leveraging the strengths of the original game to deliver content which will engage our fans.” Timing of the title’s launch will be announced in due course.