[NXNA] Shadow Company Press Release
Nexon America has finally sent a release to the public on their plans to publish Shadow Company. This over a week after it was revealed that Nexon had acquired the publishing right to the game in North America. This press release has also revealed that Nexon also holds the rights to the game in Europe and Japan.
Feb. 23, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Nexon America today announced plans to publish “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War,” a first-person shooter PC game, in North America later this year. From Doobic Game Studios, “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” is being developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, offering the first-person shooter (FPS) a level of graphic fidelity rarely seen in a free-to-play game.
“Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” is an evolution in free-to-play FPS games, offering features such as weather effects, dynamic lighting effects, 24 person multiplayer combat, and realistic character animation made possible by Unreal Engine 3.
“Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ represents the exceedingly high level of quality we strive for in the games we publish,” said Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim. “Robust graphics and innovative gameplay combined with solid multiplayer options make ?Shadow Company: The Mercenary War? a perfect fit for players in North America.”
“Partnering with Nexon to publish and service ‘Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ is a great opportunity for us to show the world how compelling a free-to-play FPS can be,” said Jun Hyok Im, CEO of Doobic Game studios. “We are committed to working with the best partner in each market in order to make ‘Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ the finest first-person shooter available. Given our publishing history with Nexon and the company’s track record of success, it was an easy decision to partner with Nexon once again.”
Globally, Nexon has obtained the rights to publish “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” in North America, Europe and Japan. “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” will join a diverse suite of free-to-play games in Nexon America’s PC games portfolio when it launches later this year.
About Nexon America
Nexon America, Inc. is the North American publishing arm of NEXON Co. Ltd. (TSE: 3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to North American audiences. The company’s growing library of titles includes MapleStory, Mabinogi, Combat Arms, Dungeon Fighter Online, Atlantica Online, Vindictus, Dragon Nest, and Sudden Attack. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the microtransaction-based business model, in which users can play the full game for free and can also choose to purchase in-game items to enhance their gaming experience.
About DOOBIC Game Studios
Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, DOOBIC Game Studios specializes in developing online FPS games for global audiences, and has a ten year history developing hits such as Combat Arms and Heat Project.
About Unreal Engine 3
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed tools and scalability across multiple platforms. Unreal Engine 3’s highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for numerous platforms and massive world support. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including eight Game Developer Front Line Awards and four Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained at http://www.unrealengine.com.