Tokyo, 14. December 2012 – The well-known online game publisher NEXON Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Seungwoo Choi; TSE: 3659; “NEXON”) is proud to announce that they entered to an agreement for developing and publishing a game on the Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX with Kodansha Ltd. (Headquarter: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Yoshinobu Noma; “Kodansha”).
The game will be based on the award winning Series Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C 2nd GIG and Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society Series, which are adapted from Masamune Shirow's famous mangas, and expand the universe which won several notable entry awards on the 2003 Tokyo International Anime Fair.
NEXON’s CEO Seungwoo Choi has made the following statement with regards to this agreement: “We are very pleased to have given the opportunity to work with Kodansha in the development of games for the Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX franchise, which is highly popular worldwide. We will add NEXON’s wide-ranging experiences and know-how to the original creation in order to develop high quality games to meet the expectations of all its fans.
Since the original release of the manga in 1989, Ghost in the Shell has been adapted into theatrical anime movies and novels and has evolved into a wildly popular franchise and NEXON excited to create and service a worldwide Version with attractive concepts in diverse genres.
About NEXON Corporation
NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”) is the Korean operation arm of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”)(TSE: 3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1994, NEXON developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games and also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, being one of the first companies to understand and capitalize on the opportunity to provide deeply immersive online games for a global audience. Its world-class creative development studios have produced some of the most successful online game titles in video game history, including the popular franchises, MapleStory, KartRider, Dungeon&Fighter, Counter Strike Online, Mabinogi and Sudden Attack, and are continually experimenting with new genres and format, enabling Nexon to regularly introduce groundbreaking new games.