: Korean online game publishing giant Nexon announced today that it has acquired mobile game developer Gloops, best known for popular titles on DeNA's Mobage platform, for a notable ¥36.5 billion ($468 million).
The Tokyo-based studio has been around since early 2010, and has released numerous titles via Mobage including JapanPro Baseball Card Battle, Warriors of Odin
and Three Kingdoms Guild Battle
. Its focus is on incorporating real-time synchronous gameplay into mobile games.
The acquisition comes as part of Nexon's various moves to boost its mobile game offerings
. Earlier this summer, the company acquired inBlue
, a Japanese developer that specializes in titles for mobile social game networks Gree and Mobage.