Nexon and Tiancity Announce Cyphers in China
Company: Nexon
October 21, 2013 10:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, and Tiancity today announced that the 3D Multi Online Action (MOACTION) game Cyphers will enter Open Beta in China on October 24.

Cyphers, which was first launched in Korea in 2011, was developed by Neople, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexon and the developer of Dungeon&Fighter. Cyphers is a 3D MOACTION game that features dynamic battles and unique characters with groundbreaking superpowers. Cyphers’ Open Beta will offer a uniquely localized map, “The Bright Golden City,” based off of the theme of “The Forbidden City.”

“Cyphers is a reflection of Neople’s superior development expertise, and its exciting action and the fresh new play modes have been well-received by users in the Final Test which started on October 17. We expect that the game’s Open Beta will also be well-received,” said Mr. Cao Nian Bao, President of Tiancity.

“We are excited to continue moving forward with the development of Cyphers for China and our successful partnership with Tiancity,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Co., Ltd. “Cyphers has already been well-received in Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong and we are confident its momentum will continue in China.”

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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 MO 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
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