WeMade USA Appoints Philip Yun as CEO
WeMade USA, the United States subsidiary of WeMade Entertainment, has announced the hiring of Philip Yun as their Chief Executive Officer. Philip Yun is highly recognized as the former CEO of NHN USA and Outspark. He’ll be lending his expertise in the launch of WeMade’s first commercial game in the US, Lost Saga.
Lost Saga is a brawler style MMO, with over 50 unique characters to play and learn. The team has spent the last few months polishing the game for it’s April release.
More details about the game and Philip Yun’s involvement with the growing company can be found below.
IRVINE, CALIFORNA – March 21, 2013 – WeMade Entertainment USA, the US-based publishing arm of leading online game company WeMade Entertainment, today announced the hiring of online gaming executive Philip Yun as Chief Executive Officer. In conjunction with the new leadership, the company unveiled its new corporate headquarters in California as it gears up to re-launch the popular PC fighting MMO, Lost Saga, under its own brand.
Yun steps in as CEO of WeMade USA after serving as CEO of the online gaming companies Outspark and NHN USA. His accomplishments include helping pioneer the rise of free-to-play MMOs in the US and overseeing the highly popular MMO Fiesta Online.
The first title to launch in the new era of WeMade USA will be Lost Saga, scheduled to launch commercially in April at lostsaga.wemadeusa.com. Lost Saga is an action-packed online fighting game for PC. The MMO brawler brings together heroes from fantasy, history, and sci-fi in an epic brawl for glory. Players can choose from over 50 unique heroes and level up and customize their skills. Fighters can be subbed in, tag-team style, even in the middle of a battle to create favorable matchups or initiate multi-character combos. Teams of up to 16 players can participate in a variety of game modes while battling in treacherous terrain. WeMade USA and IO have spent the recent months polishing the game, preparing new content, and building out a plan to add an outstanding lineup of new and well known characters to the game’s pantheon of fighters through regularly scheduled content updates.
“Our mission at WeMade USA is to bring American gamers the most engaging PC and mobile games from the extensive WeMade Entertainment lineup,” said WeMade USA CEO Philip Yun. “Starting with Lost Saga, we have aggressive plans to launch new projects, especially on mobile, that fit our philosophy of publishing games we are excited to play ourselves.”
For future projects, the company will be fueled by the creative and technically advanced output of WeMade Entertainment’s eight global development studios and over 800 development staff. The company’s games span multiple genres and platforms including RPGs, action games, MMOs, and social network games on PC, mobile, and social platforms.