REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — 3 APRIL 2012 — CCP Games and Nexon Co., Ltd. (3659:Tokyo), are proud to announce the successful live launch of the much-anticipated localized Japanese version of CCP’s massively multiplayer science-fiction game, EVE Online, on March 28 (March 29, Tokyo time).
EVE Online is well positioned to welcome new players from the world’s 4th largest gaming market with CCP’s own in-house localization system and with Nexon as its pre-eminent local marketing partner. Japanese joins EVE Online’s growing localized selection alongside English, Chinese, German, and Russian-based game clients. In addition to full language support, the launch features a full range of core game services in Japanese including local billing, customer support, an official Japanese EVE site, forums and more.
“EVE Online is a game of epic achievements. Hundreds of thousands of players share a single, beautifully rendered universe. It’s a game about economics, politics, cooperation and strategy, but ultimately it’s about awesome spaceships and explosions”, states Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “The heart of EVE is its emergent sandbox nature, which means that every new player contributes to our infinitely scalable storytelling engine. With tens of thousands of new pilots from Japan, we will see EVE grow in new and unforeseen ways that reverberate for all pilots.”
“Our Japanese players now have an excellent and well developed localized experience,” adds Jon Lander, Senior Producer for EVE Online, “Also during the launch of the Japanese client, we’ve added a multilingual search tool across all game clients that helps weld the disparate language groups present in EVE into a more ‘global’ and unified game experience – truly demonstrating the impact and value of the single shard server model.”
By leveraging CCP’s technology and Nexon’s Japanese marketing and service muscle, EVE Online has a great potential in Japan’s large and sophisticated online gaming market.
CCP is recognized for the creation of revolutionary gaming experiences designed with a unique combination of stunning artistry and advanced technology. Best known as the independent developer and publisher of EVE Online, the critically-acclaimed, space-based massively multiplayer online game (MMO) and PC Gamer’s 2009 ‘MMO of the Year’, two additional titles are now in production: World of Darkness, a dark, immersive MMO based on the legendary roleplaying franchise of the same name; and DUST 514, the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) set in and linked to the EVE Online universe. Founded in Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held and has offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, Reykjavik and Shanghai with a datacenter in London. More information can be found at www.ccpgames.com.
About EVE Online
EVE Online is a spectacular, captivating gaming experience where hundreds of thousands of players compete within the same virtual cosmic universe for riches, power, glory and adventure. In EVE, players can create and live out their most virtuous or sinister dreams, piloting starships through a futuristic galaxy featuring a sophisticated, player-run economy and a solar system rife with treasures to be discovered. With professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander and more, EVE players have access to a diverse array of tools and interfaces to forge their own exhilarating path. EVE players can also interact within EVE Gate, a Web-based portal for the EVE community to connect, organize and communicate outside of the game itself. Learn more and sign up for a free trial at www.eveonline.com.