Online game publisher NEXON Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Seungwoo Choi; TSE: 3659; “NEXON”) has announced the launch of its PC online game service of Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX in the first half of 2014 through NEOPLE INC. (Headquarter: Seoul, South Korea; Representative Director & President: Shinchul Kang; “NEOPLE”), a subsidiary of NEXON Korea Corporation (Headquarter: Seoul, South Korea; Representative Director & President: Min Seo; “Nexon Korea”).
The online game Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX (tentative), which is built upon a world view based on the original animation, was developed as a first person shooter (FPS) game featuring fierce hacking battles between cyborgs fighting over strategic resources. In addition to the dynamic gunfight action between cyborgs, the game also incorporates cyberization and various other concepts that are present in the original work. It also provides diverse contents such as cooperative battle mode, a new concept that integrates artificial intelligence with the player.
The game is developed by NEOPLE, an online game developer that had developed huge hits such as Dungeon & Fighter and Cyphers since its inception in 2001. Dungeon & Fighter, in particular, is explosively popular, boasting over 400 million members worldwide and holding a record of 3 million concurrent players in China.
As a leading company of online games, NEXON will continue to aggressively introduce popular contents that resonate with players worldwide and endeavor to revitalize the game market.
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NEXON was founded in Seoul, South Korea and moved its headquarters to Japan in 2005. It was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011. Since its founding, it has continued to create, develop and service high-quality online games, mobile games and social games.
NEXON offers a rich array of games as exemplified by its flagship titles, Maple Story, Dungeon & Fighter, Counter Strike Online, Mabinogi and Sudden Attack. These games appeal to broader genres, wide-ranging user demographics and potential users worldwide. NEXON currently services more than 60 online games in more than 100 countries, including Asia, North and South Americas, and Europe.