Category Archives: Extraction

[DB] Extraction Is Once Again ‘Dirty Bomb’

Nexon America has reverted to the original name of the Splash Damage-developed first-person shooter, ‘Dirty Bomb’. The game had been renamed to ‘Extraction’ but has been changed back as Nexon says the original (current) name better fits the game’s “unique personality”. The new teaser site with a beta application process has been launched and can be accessed at http://dirtybomb.nexon.net/.

Nexon America and Splash Damage’s publishing partnership was announced in August 2013 ([NXNA] [EXTR] Nexon America To Publish ‘Extraction’ In North America, Europe and Oceania).

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[EX] [BAL] FPS ‘Extraction’ To Hit America Later This Year, FPS ‘Ballistic’ Also Coming?

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.

[EX] Should We Be Holding Our Breaths for Extraction, Deth Bath and Peria Chronicles?

Although no official announcements have been made regarding the futures of the North American publishing plans for first-person shooter Shadow Company and real-time strategy Navy Field 2 it is safe to assume that both have been canceled. Both games imploded in Japan while Navy Field 2 has also been performing unimpressively in Europe. No communication regarding the (previously?) planned service of Shadow Company in North America and Europe has been released almost since the initial announcement. Navy Field 2 seems to have completely fallen off of Nexon’s radar after closed beta ended in May with no information whatsoever from the team.

So what about Extraction? 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. Closed beta appears to be ongoing with the vast majority of closed beta applicants still awaiting keys of access which were supposed to be regularly released. The last thing of substance which has been communicated from the game’s team to the community was on October 30, just half a month after the closed beta began:

We’ve sent out another batch of beta keys and we looking forward to seeing many of you in game! Didn’t get a key yet? Not to worry because more are being sent out soon!

Since then there has been next to zilch when it comes to concrete and useful information. The only two posts which have followed consisted of “Happy Halloween -insert picture of Extraction logo pumpkin carving here-” (October 31) and the announcement that Splash Damage would be heading to British gaming festival INSOMNIA (November 27).

So what should really be made of this? My take on it is to be optimistic. I see nothing which would truly indicate any change of plans in the service of Extraction. Of course this could just be me taking a lack of bad news (or any news) to be good news, considering there has been no true indication of ANYTHING when it comes to Extraction in recent times. I’d say a reason for this situation could be that the Extraction team is still trying to integrate itself within Nexon America as it seems the partnership was rather hastily organized after previous publishing plans (when the game was still called Dirty Bomb) seem to have fallen through. But really I’d give it until the end of January. If at that point we still haven’t heard anything then I’d say we can begin the process of panicking.

Deth Bath logo

As for Deth Bath I definitely don’t think we should worry (yet). The game hasn’t even been announced! We haven’t even gotten any indication of anything related to this apart from an untranslated web leak and an accidentally launched incomplete teaser site which has now been closed. Stay positive here also. If by the end of March we still haven’t gotten any further indication of anything then we can begin to worry a little, if by the end of June there’s still nothing then we have a major problem.

Now if you haven’t yet heard about Peria Chronicles then you’re seriously missing out. Formerly referred to as Project NT, it is an sandbox MMO developed by ThingSoft with highly innovative features and systems which will be published by Nexon in North America, Europe, Japan and South Korea. The publishing arrangement was announced back in October of 2012 and regular interviews and exhibitions have kept those patiently awaiting the game satisfied. The Korean service, by the way, was originally expected to enter its beta testing phase in Summer 2013 but has been delayed to the second half of 2014. I’m not complaining though, this game as a lot (and I do mean A FREAKING LOT) of potential and an extra year or even longer in development to truly make it live up to its potential is more than worth it.

Surely, surely nothing makes me think even the slightest that we should worry that plans may not work out for Peria. It will be coming but might take a little while. Remain patient and hopeful.

For a very good read on the features of Peria Chronicles check out Peria Chronicles Interview and Features Explained.

[NF2] Navy Field 2 Website Removed by Nexon America

I hope most people followed by advice about not holding their breath for Navy Field 2. Nexon America has removed the website for the game and I think it’s safe to say that the plans have been cancelled. The game has already had its Japanese service shut down and the European service is struggling and I expect its fate to be similar.

In other news, Extraction has been extremely quiet with a frankly abhorrent lack of communication between the game’s team and those wanting into the closed beta which is ongoing (closed beta site). The teaser site for Deth Bath which was mistakenly launched earlier this year remains offline.

[EX] Extraction Closed Beta Delayed To October 15

Nexon America today sent out emails to registered closed beta testers stating the game’s closed beta has been pushed back from October 1 to October 15. The game will be available for users within the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Developed by Splash DamageExtraction takes place in London after a mysterious radiological attack. The only people who dare enter the abandoned city are groups of elite mercenaries tasked with extracting valuable data. Players in the closed beta will get to test several maps and game modes, and can unlock additional Mercs to play as, each with different play styles and abilities.

For more information about Extraction, please visit www.extractiongame.com or follow the Extraction social media channels: FacebookTwitter.

[EX] [NF2] Extraction Closed Beta Begins October 1, Registration Now Open

Nexon America has opened registrations for the closed beta of upcoming first-person shooter Extraction for users in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The closed beta service will begin on October 1.

This follows the game’s recent unveiling at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Prime), where Extraction won several Game of Show awards. Registration begins today, and interested players can sign-up for closed beta testing at www.extractiongame.com.

The  Extraction closed beta will have limited openings, so only a select number of players will be able to participate. Notifications will be sent to chosen players by Oct. 1, when the closed beta period begins. In addition to stability testing, the closed beta will serve as a channel for new players to help further shape Extraction into a fair and balanced playing field.   Extraction’s alpha community has made significant contributions to the game since December 2012.

Developed by Splash DamageExtraction takes place in London after a mysterious radiological attack. The only people who dare enter the abandoned city are groups of elite mercenaries tasked with extracting valuable data. Players in the closed beta will get to test several maps and game modes, and can unlock additional Mercs to play as, each with different play styles and abilities.

For more information about Extraction, please visit www.extractiongame.com or follow theExtraction social media channels: FacebookTwitter.

Extraction has also replaced Navy Field 2 on Nexon America’s game portal. No announcement has been made on the status of Navy Field 2 since the game’s closed beta ended in May.