Nexon races onto Facebook with ‘KartRider Dash’

Los Angeles, CA (May 22, 2012) - Nexon Korea Corporation (Seo Min) continues speed into the global social gaming market with today’s open beta launch of “KartRider Dash” for Facebook. “KartRider Dash,” delivers players the same high-speed racing action as the original worldwide hit “KartRider,” but with the added social networking features.

“KartRider Dash” is a racing SNG (Social Network Game) that will extend the reach of the “KartRider” franchise into the social space. Last year, Nexon had successfully launched a mobile version of the franchise, “KartRider Rush.” “KartRider Dash” will allow users to enjoy exciting real-time racing with Facebook friends all around the world without any client installation process.

To join in the fun and begin racing immediately, go to: http://apps.facebook.com/kartriderdash

By using the “KartRider Dash’s” match-making system, players are able to start the game faster and easier with just one simple click. The game also provides optimized features for a social platform such as friend invitation, sending gifts, posting game records and weekly rankings. The game balance has been also adjusted to social platform such as the faster charge of booster gauge and easier control of attack items.

“KartRider Dash” features various game modes including and “item mode” and “speed mode”, also “team mode” and “single mode” are available for racing fun. Players will be able to meet familiar characters, tracks and karts from its original PC version along with new Facebook-only contents.

“’KartRider Dash’ will raise the level of SNG’s with its exciting and competitive gameplay,” said Seung chan Lee, the head of New Development Department in Nexon Korea. “’KartRider’ is a great game franchise and we believe this game will provide social gamers a similar look-and-feel that the original delivered.”

Players can share their “KartRider Dash” experiences with fans at: http://www.facebook.com/kartriderdash

About NEXON Korea 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.  


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