Nexon America is a division of Nexon Co. Ltd., a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in free-to-play online games (MMO).
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
Leadership: Richard Williams, President, NxA
YT Kang, Vice President, Online Game Production, NxA
Min Kim, Executive Vice President, Nexon XP
Ron Moravek, Senior Vice President, Nexon XP
Nexon America, Inc. is the North American publishing arm of NEXON Co. Ltd., which has created and delivered what’s next online for gamers for more than 15 years. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to North American audiences. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise “MapleStory”; the new fantasy life of “Mabinogi”; the fast-paced, first-person shooter “Combat Arms”; the stylized online world of “Atlantica Online”; the physics-based action game, “Vindictus” and the fast-paced action MMORPG, “Dragon Nest.” The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the microtransaction-based business model, in which users can play the full game for free and can also choose to purchase in-game items to enhance their gaming experience.
Gallery of Games:
Welcome to Maple World, where adventure, action-packed gameplay and good friends await you! Featuring a unique art style inspired by the classic 16-bit RPGs of old, MapleStory lets you create a unique avatar from over 20 classes and thousands of available cosmetic options before embarking on your quest.
With hundreds of hours of content, this charming MMORPG will fill you with nostalgia as you experience its fast, 2D side-scrolling gameplay. Train your hero, conquer perilous dungeons, overcome mighty bosses, socialize with your friends, and much more as you experience what it means to be a Mapler.
In the near future, London stands abandoned, a dilapidated shell of its former self. After a mysterious disaster, the International Crisis and Disaster Agency stepped in to clean up the mess and decontaminate the city. They failed… badly.
Now the streets of London are the playground of teams of colorful and deeply customized Mercenaries who battle to control what remains of the city’s riches. After all, what’s a little radiation sickness when there’s money to be made?
Say goodbye to London, say hello to the Merc Capital of the World.
Immerse yourself in the mystical universe of Mabinogi and join millions of players in the world’s most expressive MMORPG. Create an anime-inspired hero and customize your appearance however you desire, choosing from thousands of options including hairstyles, facial features and outfits.
Play the game on your terms, selecting one of dozens of talents ranging from professional gunslingers and archers to musicians, tailors and cooks. You can take the perilous path of an adventurer or build a thriving business using your unique trade skills. Your hero, your adventure, your fantasy life!
Embark on a journey to mysterious and dangerous locations around the world and throughout human history as you collect clues from the remains of ancient civilizations in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the lost world of Atlantis.
Battle men, monsters and machines in this first-of-its-kind turn-based MMORPG as you follow the treacherous path fated to you as a descendant of the sunken city.
A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains, you. Take control of a mighty mercenary and thrust yourself into the heart of the most action-packed MMORPG experience available. Master the art of combat as you utilize brutal combos, devastating magic and the environment itself to wreak destruction on your foes.
This is unlike any MMORPG you’ve experienced before. This is Vindictus!
Leap into the heart of adventure as you join millions of others in the world’s fastest online action MMORPG. Choose from six distinct classes and 36 specializations to create the ultimate hero. Dragon Nest features a unique free-flowing combat system where your skill and reactions hold the key to victory.
Work alone or with friends to explore mysterious dungeons, besiege the fortresses of loathsome orcs, and raid the lairs of fearsome dragons.
Lock and load as you join over nine million registered players in the world’s largest free to play First-Person Shooter. Choose from more than 300 available guns and battle it out online to prove you are the world’s deadliest soldier.
Combat Arms features a fast, adrenaline fuelled twitch-based combat system where a speedy trigger finger is the key to survival.
Battle alone or rally up with friends in dozens of white knuckle game modes.
Media on NEXON:
“Although its new status as a listed company means there is less time to call passing executives in for an impromptu game-testing session in his office, it has given Nexon the firepower to scoop up other Japanese games developers. When it partnered in a publishing deal with Florida’s Shiver, Nexon signaled its intention to extend beyond Asia. The group has around $1bn-$1.8bn to do deals ‘across the world and across sizes’.” – Financial Times, July 13, 2014
“The [formation of Nexon XP] reflects a lot of deal-making that Mahoney has been engaged in since he took over earlier this year as CEO. Mahoney, who spoke at our GamesBeat 2014 conference, has put a priority on publishing high-quality, fun games that are on par with some of the best Western content.” – VentureBeat, Sept. 22, 2014
“Nexon has been signing up Western developers left and right, lately, to publishing deals. In July, the company made a big splash by inking a deal with Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski for a new PC shooter, but it has also signed up Robotoki, United Front Games, Splash Damage, and Turbo, among others — veteran developers all, and across PC and mobile both.” – Gamasutra, Sept. 22, 2014