Nexon to Bring Counter-Strike Online 2 to China
Company: Nexon
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced an agreement with Tiancity, under which Tiancity will publish popular first-person shooter (“FPS”) game Counter-Strike Online 2 in mainland China.

Developed by Nexon and based upon Valve’s Counter-Strike series, Counter-Strike Online 2 is the sequel to the phenomenally successful Counter-Strike Online, which has been a consistent top title in the Chinese market since its launch in 2008. Counter-Strike Online is a team-based, tactical FPS game that pits a team of terrorists against a team of counter-terrorists in a series of rounds.

Tailored for gaming audiences in China, Counter-Strike Online 2 combines the exciting plot and competitiveness of its predecessor with higher-quality graphics, a wider array of weapons, equipment customization and new and improved environments. The sequel also incorporates MMORPG elements with the addition of a new game mode – “Big City” – in which 64 users can play simultaneously.

“We are pleased to build on our successful partnership with Tiancity to deliver another installment of the highly successful Counter-Strike Online franchise to players in China,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Co., Ltd. “We think players will love the exciting new features offered in this sequel and look forward to continuing a productive relationship with Tiancity in the future.”

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 more than 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.3 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

About Tiancity

Tiancity is a Chinese online game platform provided by Shanghai Posts and Telecommunications Technology Co., Ltd. Since its establishment in 2004, Tiancity has contributed a lot to the growth of the industry by constantly introducing new game genres ranging from casual racing (KartRider) to first-person shooters (Counter-Strike Online). Tiancity now ranks among the top ten game publishers in China with more than 350 million registered users on its platform. K1, its annual electronic sports event, is the biggest offline tournament in the country, making Tiancity the ideal publishing house for competitive games. With six solid games already in service, Tiancity has also announced it will publish Cyphers, an MMO action title from the developer of the hit title Dungeon&Fighter, and Free Style2, the sequel to the well-known sports game, both within 2013.