Nexon Announces E3 Plans
Nexon has been growing in North America ever since the release of MapleStory back in 2005. Fast forward to 2010 and the company is making its first appearance at the popular E3 video game conference.
The Nexon booth will offer playable versions of the upcoming free games Vindictus and Dragon Nest, both highly anticipated here at MMOHuts. Another popular Nexon MMORPG, Dungeon Fighter Online will be on display. While DFO has already been available for months, its official release is set for June 9, 2010 (its currently in open beta.)
But games won’t be the only lure to draw attendees, Nexon’s resident booth babe will be actress and former swimsuit model Michelle Lombardo. The theme at the Nexon booth will be ‘Future of Free’ and how the company is making that future a reality. For more details on Nexon’s E3 plans, read the full release below.
E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo and is an industry wide conference to be held in Los Angeles.
Nexon Brings Future of Free to E3
Nexon America showing off next-generation of free-to-play games; booth to feature hands-on play of Vindictus, Dungeon Fighter Online and Dragon Nest
Nexon America’s first appearance at the E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center will include playable demonstrations of three next-generation free-to-play games – Vindictus, Dragon Nest and Dungeon Fighter Online. The Nexon booth, No. 635 in the South Hall, will also host actress and former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Michelle Lombardo, hot new game videos, fun give aways and an opportunity for attendees to learn about the new games from Nexon staff.
Lombardo appeared in two Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues and performed in several acting roles. She acted in the Adam Sandler movie Click, cable series Californication and Entourage and will be seen in the upcoming movies, Girltrash: All Night Long and Roadkill. Lombardo will be at the Nexon booth to meet and greet attendees as well as show off the Red Wolf Hood, representing the monstrous Gnoll Chieftain from Vindictus. The Red Wolf Hoods are provided by Spirit Hoods, Inc., (www.spirithoods.com) exclusively for Nexon at E3 and will be given away regularly to visitors to Nexon’s booth.
“Nexon’s first visit to E3 will definitely be a memorable one,” said Min Kim, Nexon America’s vice president of marketing. “Vindictus, Dragon Nest and Dungeon Fighter Online will set the new standard for free-to-play games and should be a revelation to E3 attendees. We are excited to take our message of great free-to-play gaming to the E3 crowds as well as provide great loot, special guests and a few surprises that will make coming to our booth a great experience.”
Celebrities and booth give aways aside, Nexon’s games will be taking center stage. Dubbed “The Future of Free,” the three games represent a new style, featuring more action and higher quality level than previously offered in the free-to-play space.
Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat. Vindictus uses a modified Source Engine™ to enable actions like throwing, shattering, binding with chains, piercing with spears, and more.
Dragon Nest is an online, action role-playing game. Actual gameplay involves adrenaline-pumping, high-speed combat with visually stunning attack combos. At the same time, it also incorporates an epic storyline and role-playing elements of both classic RPGs and MMORPGs alike.
Set for launch on June 9, Dungeon Fighter Online boasts more than 200 million players worldwide. Dungeon Fighter Online merges arcade-style action with an immersive, role-playing experience in one free-to-play, multiplayer online game. Expanding upon the immense popularity of fast-paced, side-scrolling games of the past, this ground-breaking title infused the classic fighting format with the kind of communal vitality that has already made people flock by the millions.
Nexon America currently publishes Combat Arms, MapleStory, Mabinogi, and PopTag! and is building a new online platform for its titles. This platform, called BlockParty.com, will help gamers maintain friendships in and out of Nexon Games.
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