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NEXON PR ▶ Introduction NEXON is a leading Korean game company that has developed along with the internet industry. ▶ History Since its establishment in 1994, NEXON developed the world’s first graphic online game ‘Kingdom of the Winds’ in an industry unfamiliar to Korea and introduced ‘Free to Play’ business model in 1999 for the first time ever in the world. After creating the casual games market with ‘Crazy Arcade BnB’, NEXON proved its potential as a preeminent game company by successfully launching ‘MapleStory (2003)’, ‘Kartrider (2004)’ and ‘Mabinogi (2004)’. Furthermore, NEXON grew to be a first class global online game company with continuous successes of major titles such as ‘Combat Arms’ , ‘Counter Strike Online’, ‘Dungeon and Fighter Online’, ‘Mabinogi Heroes’, ‘Cyphers’, ‘Sudden Attack’, ‘FIFA Online 3’ and more. ▶ Games Introduction NEXON provides the best gaming experience to users by servicing 66 titles from various genres, such as ‘Dungeon and Fighter Online’, ‘FIFA Online 3’, ‘MapleStory’, ‘Kartrider’, ‘Sudden Attack’ and ‘Mabinogi’. ‘Dungeon and Fighter Online’ is an action RPG with over 400 million registered users, and it is one of the most popular online games in the world. ‘FIFA Online3’ is a free-to-play version of the famous global hit series ‘EA SPORTS™ FIFA franchise’, and is currently the top game in the sports game genre in Korea. ‘MapleStory’, a 2D side-scrolling MMORPG, is beloved by over 100 million fans around the world. ‘Kartrider’ is a famous casual racing game enjoyed throughout Korea, with 1/3 of the nation’s population having experienced the game. ‘Sudden Attack’ is Korea’s No.1 FPS game, still loved by many users for its satisfying hit feedback and easy control. ‘Mabinogi’ is an advanced ‘life-experience’ MMORPG, enabling high level of freedom in gameplay and is highly popular in overseas including Japan. ‘Mabinogi Heroes’ is an online action RPG, first in the world to be developed using the Source Engine from Valve Corporation. By offering the best action and visual effects, it won first place for ‘2010 KOREA GAME AWARDS’. Besides the major titles above, NEXON provides game services from various genres such as ‘Counter Strike Online’, ‘Cyphers’, ‘Elsword’, ‘Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter’ and more. Along with ‘MapleStory2’, ‘Ghost in Shell Online’, ‘Three Kingdoms Ts’ao Ts’ao Online (Provisional title)’, ‘Peria Chronicles’ and more; NEXON is solidifying its role as a leading game company of Korea by continuously developing games with new approaches and publishing prominent titles. Furthermore, along with consistently introducing new mobile titles such as ‘Legion of Heroes’, a 3D mobile MMORPG, ‘Nexon Pro Baseball Master 2014’ and ‘Monster Squad’, NEXON is expanding to the mobile platform through its mobile game dedicated platform, ‘NEXON PLAY’ ▶ Global NEXON NEXON has grown to a global cooperate since its establishment in 1994. Expanding to the global market, NEXON Japan’s office opened in 2002, NEXON America in 2005, NEXON Europe in 2007 and NEXON was listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011. NEXON is aggressively penetrating the global market through high quality contents and services, servicing in more than 110 countries around the world with 1.4 billion users. NEXON is also actively investing in game developers from around the globe, including Japan and North America, As a result, the total revenue of 200 million KRW generated in the first year of business, boosted to 1 trillion KRW in less than ten years. 70% of the revenue generated was from overseas, proving NEXON to be a dominant contributor of exporting Korean contents business. For such outstanding performances, NEXON was awarded ‘Foreign Exports Presidential Merit’ for two consecutive years (2008~2009), and ‘Foreign Expansion Presidential Merit’ in 2011 by ‘Korea Creative Content Agency’. ▶ Gaming Culture NEXON has a wide range of contents business utilizing game characters from ‘MapleStory’, ‘Kartrider’ and more. Comic books using popular characters’ IP have sold over 10 million copies and off-line events such as ‘Play MapleStory’ received glorious feedbacks from visitors. Additionally, NEXON opened the first e-sports arena, the ‘NEXON Arena’ for the first time in the industry in December 2013, and since then have held leagues and competition of various games. ‘NEXON Arena’ will not only mold gaming as a new culture, but it will solidify it as a popular sport. ▶ Outro NEXON has always embraced new challenges towards creativity and innovation. NEXON will, as it always has, deliver the best experiences through various entertainment based on NEXON’s games, and continue to lead the market providing fun, engaging and deeply immersive contents to the global audience.