For Immediate Distribution
Los Angeles – Oct. 15, 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 began the closed beta period for its multiplayer first-person shooter, Extraction .
Developed by Splash Damage, in Extraction groups of elite mercenaries clash in tense, fast-paced battles over valuable data left within a near-future London abandoned after a mysterious radiological attack. Players choose from dozens of unique Merc roles with different playing styles and abilities, and must work as teams to defeat their opponents by defending or attacking key objectives.
Extraction’s closed beta will give players the opportunity to experience the game’s Objective, Stopwatch and Execution modes across several different areas of London. Players will be able to unlock a variety of Mercs, allowing them to approach Extraction’s closed beta battles in different ways. In addition to testing, closed beta participants will also be able to provide feedback to the development team. ECHO, a powerful analytics and telemetry system utilized during the game’s alpha period, will also be employed during the closed beta to help ensure a fair and balanced playing field.
Chosen closed beta participants will be invited in waves, with the initial batch going out today. Redemption instructions can be found at http://extraction.nexon.net/instructions.
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.