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08/28/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London, United Kingdom – August 28, 2013: NEXON Europe has the pleasure to announce today that global pop sensation, media personality and all-round gentleman PSY is appearing in the enormously successful online free-to-play games MapleStory and Combat Arms.

PSY took the world by storm with his hit single Gangnam Style, inspiring everyone from news readers to the UN Secretary General to join in with his unique brand of K-pop humour. But over a billion YouTube views and global chart domination is not enough for the dance phenomenon; starting this month and following another huge hit single, Gentleman, PSY will be bringing his outrageous personality to NEXON Europe’s most popular titles.

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/TpyQWjI_LkA

Players of MapleStory will have the chance to embark upon a number of special missions to assist PSY during his stay in Maple Town, including rescuing him from an alien abduction and helping him prepare for his concerts. Special items can be earned from the events such as pets, hair, t-shirts, chairs and a special PSY ring.

Combat Arms players will also have access to a number of rewards. After PSY’s posts have received enough “Likes”, each player gets a chance to get their hands on in-game PSY items. Also, players will get ‘Gentleman’ case each day they log-in for the first week.

“We’re thrilled to welcome PSY to MapleStory and Combat Arms,” said Paul Lee, Associate Manager of Game Operation Department in NEXON Europe. “With his unique and flamboyant style we have no doubt his presence will keep everyone more than entertained over the next few months. With so many chances to win PSY prizes and game items too, he really has shown himself to be quite the Gentleman.”

The PSY promotion will be available from 21st August in MapleStory and from 28th August in Combat Arms, both lasting for approximately four months.

For more information on Combat Arms visit http://en.combatarms.nexoneu.com/Intro.aspx ; or follow Combat Arms on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/combatarmseurope

For more information on MapleStory visit http://en.maplestory.nexoneu.com/Landing.aspx ; or follow MapleStory on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maplestoryeurope

ENDS

About Combat Arms

Combat Arms is a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter, designed for non-stop action on various battlefields, recruiting players to get engaged with their opponents in multiple game modes. Whilst integrating the traditional attributes of the FPS genre, Combat Arms advances it further by evolving a whole new set of striking features allowing character customization as well as weapon modification, enabling the player to adjust their weapons with attachments such as scopes, silencers, and extended magazines. An additional eye-catching feature is the unique backpack system, which allows players to combine a set of multiple weapons from the extensive armory for a more sophisticated combat experience on the battlefield. Moreover, the extensive community features within the game actively support the clan system, where players can easily recruit, manage, and communicate with their other clan members.

About MapleStory

MapleStory is a free2play 2D Fantasy MMORPG first launched in South Korea in April 2003, allowing players to delve deep into an exciting online adventure to fight monsters, solve quests and join fellow gamers. Since then, MapleStory was able to delight nearly 100 million players worldwide by now; establishing NEXON’s fantastic journey through Maple World as one of the most successful online games. More than 2 million European players are contributing to this huge community since May 2007, when the European service started in English, German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

About NEXON Europe

Established in March 2007, NEXON Europe is one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOs in Europe. The company has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG MapleStory to Europe in May 2007, and the successful FPS Combat Arms in January 2009. With the launch of the 3D action MMORPG Vindictus in 2011, NEXON Europe has strengthened its position as a promising publisher in Europe. Next to these in-house franchises, NEXON Europe was also able to acquire and fully operate Atlantica Online, an innovative, tactical MMORPG; Dekaron, an authentic action MMORPG set in a grim fantasy universe; and the action-packed FPS War Rock. The newest additions to its growing portfolio are Navy Field 2 alongside the legendary FPS game Counter-Strike Online in Turkey. For more information on NEXON Europe and its games, please visit the official website at www.nexoneu.com.

Press Contact

Will Becket | Premier | E: [email protected] | T: +44 (0)207 292 5067

Yunus Ibrahim | Premier | E: [email protected] | T: +44 (0)207 292 7379