Nexon Launches Dota 2 in Korea
Internationally Acclaimed Action Online Strategy Game Takes on Korean Market
TOKYO -- October 24, 2013
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online
games, today announced the launch of Dota 2 in Korea.
Dota 2, developed by Valve Corporation (“Valve”) and published by Nexon
Korea, is the highly-anticipated sequel to the genre-defining Dota. Dota 2 is
an Action Online Strategy (AOS) game that pits two teams of five players
against each other in an epic battle to destroy their opponents’ fortified
strongholds. Dota 2 has experienced tremendous international success since its
initial launch in July 2013 in Europe and North America, having already
reached a record of 530,000 concurrent users, and has become a leading title
at e-sports tournaments around the world.
In Dota 2, players select one of more than 100 different “Hero” characters,
each with unique talents and abilities, and work with teammates to coordinate
an attack on the opposing teams’ “ancient” – a seemingly impenetrable
stronghold that can only be destroyed after certain objectives are achieved.
The heroes’ varying skills and their unpredictable interactions with allies,
coupled with the rich fantasy landscape and advanced matchmaking powered by
the updated Source engine, make Dota 2 a unique, immersive and complex
“We are very excited to launch this highly-anticipated title in the Korean
market,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon.
“Nexon and Valve’s successful partnership has created the opportunity to
continue the Dota franchise’s worldwide momentum and provide players in Korea
with AAA content.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
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 nearly 60
online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has
generated more than 1.4 billion player registrations. The Company is
headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock
About Valve Corporation http://www.valvesoftware.com
Based in Bellevue, Washington, Valve has enjoyed a reputation as one of the
most highly respected entertainment software and technology companies since
our inception in 1996, with a decades-long track record in the industry for
award-winning games, innovative digital distribution platforms, cutting-edge
technologies, and top-tier talent.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Gregory Melchior / Yuki Hayakawa / Kanae Ohi / Chiharu Saraoka
Corporate PR Team
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