TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced the launch of Dota 2 in Korea.
Dota 2, developed by Valve Corporation (“Valve”) and published by Nexon Korea, is the highly-anticipated sequel to the genre-defining Dota. Dota 2 is an Action Online Strategy (AOS) game that pits two teams of five players against each other in an epic battle to destroy their opponents’ fortified strongholds. Dota 2 has experienced tremendous international success since its initial launch in July 2013 in Europe and North America, having already reached a record of 530,000 concurrent users, and has become a leading title at e-sports tournaments around the world.
In Dota 2, players select one of more than 100 different “Hero” characters, each with unique talents and abilities, and work with teammates to coordinate an attack on the opposing teams’ “ancient” – a seemingly impenetrable stronghold that can only be destroyed after certain objectives are achieved. The heroes’ varying skills and their unpredictable interactions with allies, coupled with the rich fantasy landscape and advanced matchmaking powered by the updated Source engine, make Dota 2 a unique, immersive and complex experience.
“We are very excited to launch this highly-anticipated title in the Korean market,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon. “Nexon and Valve’s successful partnership has created the opportunity to continue the Dota franchise’s worldwide momentum and provide players in Korea with AAA content.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
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 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.4 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
About Valve Corporation http://www.valvesoftware.com
Based in Bellevue, Washington, Valve has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most highly respected entertainment software and technology companies since our inception in 1996, with a decades-long track record in the industry for award-winning games, innovative digital distribution platforms, cutting-edge technologies, and top-tier talent.