Nexon Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Korean Mobile Game Studio Weredsoft
NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) (“Nexon”), a global leader in online games for PC and mobile, today announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”), has entered into a strategic partnership with WEREDSOFT Inc. (“Weredsoft”). Through this partnership, Nexon Group has acquired global publishing rights for Project D (working title), a new mobile game under development by Weredsoft.
Weredsoft is a promising Korean game development studio founded in January 2013. The firm is recognized for its excellent development capabilities and the unique playing style of its successful mobile RPG Three Kingdoms Battle in Korea.
Weredsoft’s new mobile game, Project D, is a side-scrolling 2D mobile action RPG with beautiful graphics based on a fantasy universe, and includes a sense unique to console games.
Jiwon Park, Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Korea, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Weredsoft, which has excellent development capabilities and a creative approach. By fusing Nexon’s global publishing power with Weredsoft’s development acumen, we believe Project D will be a success in the global mobile game market.”
Jiwon Kang, CEO and Co-founder of Weredsoft, said, “We are confident that our partnership with Nexon, which has deep experience in game publishing, will help drive the success of this title. We will focus on game development to create more fun experiences for our users across the globe.”
Timing of the title’s launch will be announced in due course.
■About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a global leader in online games for PC and mobile. 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-toplay 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 over 100 titles in more than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
WEREDSOFT Inc. is a mobile game development studio in Seoul, Korea, and was founded in January 2013. It became successful with Three Kingdoms Battle, a mobile RPG that utilized the IP of popular web comics in Korea. In addition to the three co-founders – Jiwon Kang, CEO, Junghoon Lee, Program Director, and Park Jaekwan, CTO – at its core, the studio has a talented team of creative developers and art designers for the creation of mobile RPGs. Since the third quarter of 2016, it has been working on the development of Project D (working title).