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Nexon announces publishing rights for Shadow Company

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Nexon America has announced plans today to publish a new first-person shooter, Shadow Company: The Mercenary War.

Developed by Doobic Game Studios, the game utilizes Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Shadow Company will offer weather effects, dynamic lighting, 24-person multi-player combat, and realistic character animation.  Nexon has the rights to publish the game in North America, Europe, and Japan, and is scheduled to launch later this year.

Nexon also publishes Combat Arms and Sudden Attack.


Nexon America Announces Plans to Publish “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War”

Powered by Unreal Engine 3, the first-person shooter will launch later this year

Feb. 23, 2012 – (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Nexon America today announced plans to publish “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War,” a first-person shooter PC game, in North America later this year. From Doobic Game Studios, “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” is being developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, offering the first-person shooter (FPS) a level of graphic fidelity rarely seen in a free-to-play game.

“Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” is an evolution in free-to-play FPS games, offering features such as weather effects, dynamic lighting effects, 24 person multiplayer combat, and realistic character animation made possible by Unreal Engine 3.

“‘Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ represents the exceedingly high level of quality we strive for in the games we publish,” said Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim. “Robust graphics and innovative gameplay combined with solid multiplayer options make ‘Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ a perfect fit for players in North America.”

“Partnering with Nexon to publish and service ‘Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ is a great opportunity for us to show the world how compelling a free-to-play FPS can be,” said Jun Hyok Im, CEO of Doobic Game studios. “We are committed to working with the best partner in each market in order to make ‘Shadow Company: The Mercenary War’ the finest first-person shooter available. Given our publishing history with Nexon and the company’s track record of success, it was an easy decision to partner with Nexon once again.”

Globally, Nexon has obtained the rights to publish “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” in North America, Europe and Japan. “Shadow Company: The Mercenary War” will join a diverse suite of free-to-play games in Nexon America’s PC games portfolio when it launches later this year.

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