Category Archives: Dragon Nest
Publisher eFusion MMOG has launched the official servers of the European service of free-to-play global action blockbuster Dragon Nest. Europeans can check out the official website at http://www.dragonnest.eu/sites/en/main_cs.asp.
One of the biggest shocks in Korean gaming this year came in late October when Nexon Korea announced that the company would no longer be the publisher of the Korean service of Dragon Nest. The publishing contract between Nexon and Dragon Nest’s developer Eyedentity Games expired and was not renewed. Nexon had been negotiating for a renewal of the contract but Eyedentity chose to divert the game’s publishing rights to Actoz Soft. Both Eyedentity Games and Actoz Soft were acquired by Chinese gaming giant Shanda Games in recent years.
No changes are expected for any other service of Dragon Nest at this time. Dragon Nest is a non-targeting action MMORPG which made its global premier to widespread acclaim in March 2010. The game has seen particularly outstanding success in China and surpassed 60 million global players just 16 months after its first launch and 100 million global players within 24 months. Dragon Nest is currently services in South Korea (Actoz Soft), North America (Nexon), China (Shanda Games), Japan (NHN), Taiwan and Hong Kong (Gamania), South East Asia/Global (Shanda Games through CherryCredits), Thailand (AsiaSoft), Indonesia (Gemscool) and is currently preparing for a launch in Europe.
Europeans will no longer have to play Dragon Nest SEA (Global) in the forseeable future, as Shanda Games has partnered with German publisher eFusion for the publishing of the hit online game in Europe.
More details coming soon.
Eyedentity Games, the developer of Dragon Nest and Dungeon Striker, has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 for their third title, confirmed to be in development in April. Despite the blowout success that Dragon Nest is worldwide and the high quality of both Dragon Nest and Dungeon Striker, Eyedentity has said that this new game will be their best title yet. That has me realllllllllly excited to see what this turns out to be.
The three lead developers at Eyedentity for this game are all from Nexon and previously worked on games such as Vindictus and Mabinogi. Eyedentity is currently in the process of acquiring new employees for the project.
Shanda Games hinted at it recently and it has now been announced that the Academic class will arrive in the Global service of one of the most successful free-to-play games in the world, Dragon Nest SEA. The update will take place on April 24, 2012.
Players interested in the Global service of Dragon Nest see http://dn.cherrycredits.com/.
First launching in South Korea on March 4, 2010, Eyedentity Games-developed Dragon Nest has achieved over 700,000 concurrent users in China and has won several game awards across Asia. Just over 2 years since its worldwide premier the game has achieved over 100 million registered users and become the third most profitable online game in South Korea behind only Dungeon Fighter Online (Nexon) and MapleStory (Nexon) by achieving a cumulative profit of 100 billion KRW. This over multiple services as the game has broken a global service record with localized services for South Korea (Nexon), China (Shanda), Japan (NHN), Thailand (AsiaSoft), North America and Oceania (Nexon), South-East-Asia (doubling as a ‘Global’ service) (Shanda) and Russia (mail.ru) and has been licensed for publishing in Indonesia (KREON).
Eyedentity Games has unveiled its second game which is being published by NHN in South Korea. I am hopeful that this game, Dungeon Striker, will quickly makes its way to North America.