Nexon Makes Strategic Investment in Robotoki

  Nexon Makes Strategic Investment in Robotoki

    Partnership Will Enhance Development of Cross-Genre Games for Multiple

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 25, 2013

NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online
games, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Robotoki
Inc. (“Robotoki”), a Los Angeles-based game development studio led by Robert
Bowling, former Creative Strategist of the Call of Duty franchise. Terms of
the investment were not disclosed.

This investment will be a step in the direction of coordinating efforts in
developing future games based on Robotoki’s development of multi-screen,
cross-platform gameplay.

“We are thrilled to partner with Robotoki to develop cutting-edge
multi-platform, cross-genre games,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Nexon. “Robert Bowling’s creativity and talent is
evidenced by his track record of success, and we look forward to collaborating
with the entire Robotoki team to deliver inventive, multi-dimensional gaming
experiences to consumers in North America and around the world.”

Robotoki was founded in April 2012 by president and former Creative Strategist
of the Call of Duty franchise Robert Bowling. Robotoki’s Human Element, a
first-person survival game that takes place after a zombie apocalypse, will
combine action, strategy and resource management to offer players multiple
human survival scenarios. Human Element is due to be released in the fourth
quarter of 2015 on next-generation consoles, PC and mobile, including iOS and

“Partnering with a games giant such as Nexon will allow us invaluable access
to their expertise and world-class resources,” said Robert Bowling, President
and Founder of Robotoki. “Nexon shares our focus on team and talent, as well
as our commitment to revitalizing and enhancing the game-play experience, and
we are thrilled to work together.”

About NEXON Co., Ltd.

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

About Robotoki

Robotoki, founded by Robert Bowling, former leader of Infinity Ward and
Creative Strategist of the Call of Duty franchise, is a game development
studio located in Los Angeles. The studio is developing its first title, Human
Element, slated for release in Q4 2015.


For Nexon
Owen Mahoney, +813-3-3523-7910
Chief Financial Officer
For Robotoki
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