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Luxembourg – April 8, 2014 - Today, Nexon Europe has the pleasure to announce its latest title, United Eleven, a browser-based, mobile-compatible game that combines actual names and faces of players registered with FIFPro and a license of Bundesliga clubs, with the most sophisticated match engine available.
Developed by NHN BlackPick Corporation, United Eleven lets players build their squad from over 50,000 footballers, officially licensed by FIFPro and global IP rights to the Bundesliga. Players can create the complete football management experience by boosting squads, recruiting players to improve and evolve stats, and overseeing the gameplay.
For the comprehensive managing simulation, the game offers simple but authentic interaction of football play. This includes full control of tactics, formation, and lineup, as well as consideration of the chemistry between players in the squad and how that will impact overall performance. From the start, United Eleven sets players in the position of absolute control. Matches can be played out in real time, with the ability to make strategic decisions in any moment of the game, thanks to the advanced football simulation engine.
“United Eleven offers players with the perfect way to feed their football cravings off the pitch, with an easy-to-access format, mobile support, and the official FIFPro and Bundesliga licenses,” said Kenny Chang, CEO of Nexon Europe. “We’re excited to see football fans across the continent take advantage of this intuitive and casual football management simulation, offering professional strategic gameplay.”
United Eleven is a browser-based, mobile-compatible game, eliminating unnecessary installation times. Players can make their decisions and tactical adjustments at any time with a PC, smartphone, or tablet.
Nexon Europe is looking forward to the beta test in May, and the game will be serviced in 8 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, and Turkish. The game will be published in Europe, North and South America, Oceania, and North Africa.
After years of the successful service of Atlantica Online in the European market in the languages of French and German, Nexon Europe will launch an English client for the game. The new client will be launched alongside the upcoming Empires of Gold game update.
“The German – and French-based servers have seen enormous success and we look forward to echoing that throughout the rest of Europe”, says Marc Mehlitz, Product Manager, Nexon Europe. “Part of the joy of making games like Atlantica is bringing so many enthusiastic gamers together into one imaginative space. We’re thrilled that we can do that across Europe with the launch of the English service, while also providing a massive content update that will benefit existing players as well as new ones.”
I had for long been wondering why the English service of the game published by Nexon America was not more integrated into the European market since no IP block has ever been in effect for either of Nexon America or Nexon Europe’s services. This would mirror the setup which existed when Atlantica was still published by Ndoors Games and would have long allowed Europeans to play the game in English and would also give Americans easier access to the German and French clients.
MapleStory will be going through a content update starting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. This update will last for approximately 7 hours during which time the game will be unavailable for play.
Pacific: March 25 @ 10pm to March 26 @ 5am
Eastern: March 26 @ 1am to 8am
Lytogame, a leading publisher of free-to-play online games in Indonesia, will be publishing MapleStory in that region. The teaser site can be viewed at http://maplestory.lytogame.com/teaser/.
Other games published by Lytogame include Cross Fire, Ragnarok Online and Perfect World.
South Korean game developer and Nexon subsidiary Gamehi is expected to adjust its corporate name to “Nexon GT”. Gamehi, the developer of popular first-person shooter (FPS) Sudden Attack, was acquired by Nexon in May 2010. It is said to be currently developing a spiritual successor to Sudden Attack on the Unreal Engine 3 and is expected to release three mobile titles in 2014.
Nexon America CEO Min Kim has revealed to Polygon that Splash Damage’s first-person shooter Extraction will arrive later this year. Extraction is an announced first-person shooter from Splash Damage, the developer of Doom 3, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars among other games. It is advertised as being different from the generic FPS and it set in London after a mysterious radiological attack. The game’s closed beta began, after a delay, on October 15, 2013. The closed beta has thus far been extremely quiet but this latest bit of news is a load off the backs of those patiently awaiting the game.
It looks though that Extraction won’t be the only new title joining Nexon America’s lineup of first-person shooters (FPS) (which currently consists of only Combat Arms after Sudden Attack bit the dust at the end of January). Promising browser-based FPS Ballistic from Rumble Entertainment seems to be looking to join the fold. Marketed on its high quality, high accessibility and AAA graphics in your browser, Ballistic’s teaser website can be viewed at https://www.rumblegames.com/ballistic. Another Rumble developed title, KingsRoad, is also looking likely for publishing by Nexon in North America.