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NEXON recorded $1.38 billion in revenue

NEXON announced 4th quarter revenue as well as revenue for 2012 on 13th through TSE(Tokyo Stock Excahnge). NEXON recorded $1.38 billion for 2012 revenue, which 24% is increased comparing to 2011. Revenue in Japan has been increased a lot since NEXON acquired Gloops, a mobile game company.

NEXON declared that they are going to approach to the Japanese mobile game market more aggressively with the acquiring of Gloops in last October. According to the announcement, NEXON recorded $130 million revenue during the 4th quarter of 2012 in Japan only, which 72% is increased comparing to the same period in 2011. Considering NEXON recorded $91.5 million revenue for the 4th quarter in Korea, Japan market’s revenue overtook Korean market’s revenue already. NEXON also acquired another Japanese mobile game company – inBlue. NEXON expects better revenue from Japanese market in 2013 because NEXON made a contract with DeNA who is operating one of biggest mobile game platform Mobage, in January.

NEXON will launch Warface from Crytek and Pro Baseball 2K from 2K Sports during the first half. DOTA2 from Valve and Counter Strike 2 Online will be ready for the second half.  NEXON did not leave a comment on Maple Story 2 and Mabinogi 2. Cyphers is scheduled to launch at the end of 2013 in China.

Mabinogi 2 is the first joint project for Nexon and NCsoft

■ Mabinogi 2: Arena
Nexon was held GStar2012 preview event on the 1st of November and revealed Mainogi 2: Arena, the sequel of Mabinogi. Arena is the new genre that players and observers could enjoy the game together and interact with each other.

The place for Mabnogi 2 is the island called Avalon where gods are fighting against each other through their creations to rule the world. Mabinogi 2 has two separated mode: battle and observing. Players will play as a warrior from Morian and could choose 5 classes, 5 battle styles, 5 body types with arrow keys and Z,X,C. Mabinogi 2 has been developed with Nexon’s brand new game engine called Silverbine.

Observers in Mabinogi 2 are not just watching the game, but also they could share their items or even they could participate in the battle. The more observers a players has, the better items a player could get and share them with his observers.

Nexon will have 29 PCs with playable version of the game at GStar2012.

■ The first joint project for Nexon and NCsoft

Nexon and NCsoft start cooperating from Mabinogi Arena 2. At the press conference prior to GStar 2012, Dong-gun Kim from Devcat studio, a creator of Mabinogi, told “Mabinogi 2 is the first joint project for both companies.”

Surprisingly Taek Jin Kim, CEO of NCsoft, appeared on Mabinogi 2 intro movie and he said “Nexon and NCsoft have tried hard to build a better online game world from a long time ago. I hope Mabinogi 2 is revived in harmony with both companies’ strengths.” However, nothing seems has been decided how they will cooperate. NCsoft who has the best know-how how to make MMORPG might join Mabinogi 2 development and raise its perfection level.

Nexon has been known for its strong casual game line-up while the strength of NCsoft is laid on the development of MMORPG and its operation. Industry people expect that both will fill up each other’s weak portion.

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Korean MMORPG line-up for G Star 2012

It seems that Wemade Entertainment has focused on mobile games recently. However, the company announced the only new MMORPG from Korean online game companies that will be revealed at G-Star 2012 called ICARUS. The game was previously known as NED, which presented large scale air combats with Cry engine.

Neowiz will present the playable version of BLESS for the first time. A secret game from Nexon might be Mabinogi 2 because they announced Mabinogi 2 will be revealed the second half of the year at the 2nd quarter earning conference calls. Project NT from Thingsoft will be revealed for the first time as well.

L&K Logic Korea will present Red Gem 2 that has been developed for 6 years with about $18 million budget.