Nexon America to Publish First Person Shooter Extraction
Leading Free-to-Play Game Publisher and Award-Winning Development Studio Splash Damage Join Forces for New Online Game
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 27, 2013 – Nexon America, the North American subsidiary of Tokyo-based NEXON Co., LTD. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play (F2P) online games, today announced its latest PC title, Extraction. Developed by award-winning multiplayer studio, Splash Damage, and published by Nexon America, Extraction is a Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter (MOFPS) which will be available in North America and Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Extraction combines tactical gameplay, fast-paced action and an ever-expanding roster of playable characters to create a highly competitive team-oriented shooter. Players can choose from dozens of unique roles with different playing styles and abilities, and fight in teams to defeat their opponents by defending or attacking key objectives. Set in evacuated London following a mysterious radiological attack, elite squads of mercenaries secretly unite in the city’s abandoned streets to extract the valuable information left behind. Extraction offers a fair and balanced playing field, achieved through ECHO, a powerful analytics and telemetry system.
“We are inspired by the passion of the developers at Splash Damage and have immense respect for their expertise in multiplayer game development,” said Min Kim, CEO of Nexon America. “Extraction’s refreshing blend of action and team-oriented strategy provides the depth PC shooter fans have been looking for. Through our partnership with Splash Damage, we hope to plant a massive win for online gamers.”
Based in London, Splash Damage began its rich history in independent game development as a mod team in the PC first person shooter genre before creating its breakout hit Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. After being called upon to create the multiplayer maps for Doom 3, the team used that game’s technology and design tools as building blocks for the acclaimed Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and its first multi-platform title, Brink, which further established Splash Damage as a Triple-A game developer.
“We spent a long time finding the right partner for us on Extraction. Nexon America’s vast experience and the fact that they’re a true trailblazer in the F2P PC game arena ultimately made the decision super easy for us,” said Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage. “Extraction is a title we love making and playing, and hope that the collaborative nature of the game delivers a dynamic and fun experience for players.”
Nexon America and Splash Damage will debut Extraction at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Prime) in Seattle, WA from Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. Follow the Nexon America (@Nexon_America) and Splash Damage (@splashdamage) Twitter feeds for the latest information stemming from the show.
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About Nexon America, Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the fantasy life of Mabinogi, the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms and the physics-based action game, Vindictus. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
About Splash Damage
Based in London, England, Splash Damage® Ltd is an independently-owned developer dedicated to AAA multiplayer experiences. The studio most recently created the acclaimed worldwide #1 hit RAD Soldiers® for iPhone and iPad, and the worldwide #1 best-seller BRINK™ for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC. Splash Damage previously developed the popular Enemy Territory franchise for id Software, including the world’s first free-to-play shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory™ and its PC sequel, the UK and US #1 hit Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars™. The studio is currently developing Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer and other projects.