Nexon to Bring Counter-Strike Online 2 to China

  Nexon to Bring Counter-Strike Online 2 to China

Business Wire

TOKYO -- September 4, 2013

NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online
games, today announced an agreement with Tiancity, under which Tiancity will
publish popular first-person shooter (“FPS”) game Counter-Strike Online 2 in
mainland China.

Developed by Nexon and based upon Valve’s Counter-Strike series,
Counter-Strike Online 2 is the sequel to the phenomenally successful
Counter-Strike Online, which has been a consistent top title in the Chinese
market since its launch in 2008. Counter-Strike Online is a team-based,
tactical FPS game that pits a team of terrorists against a team of
counter-terrorists in a series of rounds.

Tailored for gaming audiences in China, Counter-Strike Online 2 combines the
exciting plot and competitiveness of its predecessor with higher-quality
graphics, a wider array of weapons, equipment customization and new and
improved environments. The sequel also incorporates MMORPG elements with the
addition of a new game mode – “Big City” – in which 64 users can play

“We are pleased to build on our successful partnership with Tiancity to
deliver another installment of the highly successful Counter-Strike Online
franchise to players in China,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Nexon Co., Ltd. “We think players will love the exciting
new features offered in this sequel and look forward to continuing a
productive relationship with Tiancity in the future.”

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 Tiancity

Tiancity is a Chinese online game platform provided by Shanghai Posts and
Telecommunications Technology Co., Ltd. Since its establishment in 2004,
Tiancity has contributed a lot to the growth of the industry by constantly
introducing new game genres ranging from casual racing (KartRider) to
first-person shooters (Counter-Strike Online). Tiancity now ranks among the
top ten game publishers in China with more than 350 million registered users
on its platform. K1, its annual electronic sports event, is the biggest
offline tournament in the country, making Tiancity the ideal publishing house
for competitive games. With six solid games already in service, Tiancity has
also announced it will publish Cyphers, an MMO action title from the developer
of the hit title Dungeon&Fighter, and Free Style2, the sequel to the
well-known sports game, both within 2013.

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For Nexon
Greg Melchior, +813-3523-7919
Corporate PR
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