BASED ON AWARD-WINNING ACTION RPG FRANCHISE, NEXON KOREA SET TO BRING PROJECT DYNASTY WARRIORS TO MOBILE
Strategic, Hack’n’Slash RPG to Rollout in Select Global Markets on Android and iOS end of 2016
Seoul – Hardcore RPG players will soon be plunged into the wars for the Three Kingdoms of China as NEXON Korea Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, brings the tactical, action role-playing game (RPG) Project Dynasty Warriors (working title) to Android and iOS in late 2016. The new hack n’ slash game is based on the wildly popular Dynasty Warriors franchise from Koei Tecmo, and developed by Taipei-based games developer XPEC Entertainment Inc.
Project Dynasty Warriors is based on the eighth official installment of the series, Dynasty Warriors 8, the RPG draws from the Chinese writer Luo Guanzhong’s historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Players will engage in the faction-based storyline and battle waves of warriors bent on crushing the enemies of their lords. Project Dynasty Warriors will feature an enhanced collection element and a host of unique characters to choose from, along with the seamless gameplay mechanics and graphics of the console version, for players to dominate the battlefield.
“Dynasty Warriors is a beloved and fan-favorite franchise that has endured for nearly two decades and gives Nexon Korea another AAA title for audiences around the world to enjoy,” said Jiwon Park, Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Korea. “Fully enhanced for mobile while retaining the feel of the console versions, Project Dynasty Warriors will immerse hardcore gamers and deliver everything that made the Dynasty Warriors series a beloved global masterpiece.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world’s first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 100 titles in nearly 190 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated 1.5 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Here is the Project Dynasty Warriors Video (in Korean):
About XPEC Entertainment Inc.
XPEC Entertainment (“XPEC”)(3662 TW) was founded in August 2000, one of the few game developers in the Chinese-speaking market that has experience in independent game development and international publishing. XPEC has already successfully launched a number of cross-platform console games, PC online games, browser games and mobile games. As a group, XPEC has made relevant deployments by establishing bases of operation and development in Taipei, Kaohsiung, Suzhou and Beijing. XPEC Taipei functions as the corporate HQ and is responsible for the development of console games and games for different platforms. BadBird Studio in Taipei is the development team under XPEC, directly responsible for the development for Project Dynasty Warriors (Tentative). XPEC Art Center (“XAC”) serves as the venue of art-related productions, and has participated in the development of artworks featured in more than 150 AAA console titles, delivering exceptional art production services for game developers around the world. XAC responsible for the artworks for Project Dynasty Warriors (Tentative).