Nexon America to Publish First Person Shooter Extraction

  Nexon America to Publish First Person Shooter Extraction

   Leading Free-to-Play Game Publisher and Award-Winning Development Studio
                Splash Damage Join Forces for New Online Game

PAX Prime 2013

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- August 27, 2013

Nexon America, the North American subsidiary of Tokyo-based NEXON Co., LTD.
(“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play (F2P) online games,
today announced its latest PC title, Extraction. Developed by award-winning
multiplayer studio, Splash Damage, and published by Nexon America, Extraction
is a Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter (MOFPS) which will be available
in North America and Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Extraction combines tactical gameplay, fast-paced action and an ever-expanding
roster of playable characters to create a highly competitive team-oriented
shooter. Players can choose from dozens of unique roles with different playing
styles and abilities, and fight in teams to defeat their opponents by
defending or attacking key objectives. Set in evacuated London following a
mysterious radiological attack, elite squads of mercenaries secretly unite in
the city’s abandoned streets to extract the valuable information left behind.
Extraction offers a fair and balanced playing field, achieved through ECHO, a
powerful analytics and telemetry system.

“We are inspired by the passion of the developers at Splash Damage and have
immense respect for their expertise in multiplayer game development,” said Min
Kim, CEO of Nexon America. “Extraction’s refreshing blend of action and
team-oriented strategy provides the depth PC shooter fans have been looking
for. Through our partnership with Splash Damage, we hope to plant a massive
win for online gamers.”

Based in London, Splash Damage began its rich history in independent game
development as a mod team in the PC first person shooter genre before creating
its breakout hit Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. After being called upon to
create the multiplayer maps for Doom 3, the team used that game’s technology
and design tools as building blocks for the acclaimed Enemy Territory: Quake
Wars and its first multi-platform title, Brink, which further established
Splash Damage as a Triple-A game developer.

“We spent a long time finding the right partner for us on Extraction. Nexon
America’s vast experience and the fact that they’re a true trailblazer in the
F2P PC game arena ultimately made the decision super easy for us,” said Paul
Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage. “Extraction is a title we love making and
playing, and hope that the collaborative nature of the game delivers a dynamic
and fun experience for players.”

Nexon America and Splash Damage will debut Extraction at the Penny Arcade Expo
(PAX Prime) in Seattle, WA from Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. Follow the Nexon America
(@Nexon_America) and Splash Damage (@splashdamage) Twitter feeds for the
latest information stemming from the show.

For more information and assets, please visit: http://press.nexon.net/

To learn more about Nexon America, please visit: http://www.nexon.net/
To learn more about Splash Damage, please visit: http://www.splashdamage.com/

About Nexon America, Inc.

Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a
pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in
massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was
founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North
American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes the world
famous franchise MapleStory, the fantasy life of Mabinogi, the fast-paced,
first-person shooter Combat Arms and the physics-based action game, Vindictus.
The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model,
in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game
enhancements.

About Splash Damage

Based in London, England, Splash Damage® Ltd is an independently-owned
developer dedicated to AAA multiplayer experiences. The studio most recently
created the acclaimed worldwide #1 hit RAD Soldiers® for iPhone and iPad, and
the worldwide #1 best-seller BRINK™ for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC.
Splash Damage previously developed the popular Enemy Territory franchise for
id Software, including the world’s first free-to-play shooter Wolfenstein:
Enemy Territory™ and its PC sequel, the UK and US #1 hit Enemy Territory:
QUAKE Wars™. The studio is currently developing Batman: Arkham Origins™
multiplayer and other projects.

Contact:

Nexon America
Nathalie Nourian, 213-858-5937
nnourian@nexon.net
or
Splash Damage
press@splashdamage.com
 
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