EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 3 is coming to Korea. The PC online soccer game
based on the world’s best selling sports videogame franchise is set to
bring the high quality gameplay synonymous with the EA SPORTS FIFA
franchise to Korean gamers and soccer fans. Developed by EA Seoul
Studio, and published in Korea by Nexon, the new game is expected to
launch in late 2012.
Delivering the best next generation technologies from the EA SPORTS FIFA
franchise, EA SPORTS FIFA Online 3 offers the most authentic in-game
experience ever. Players will experience improved gameplay and
strategies, enhanced graphics, the latest rosters, and extensive use of
official licenses - including close to 15,000 real world players from 30
leagues and 40 national teams. The new PC online game adds new
techniques and features, improved artificial intelligence, enhanced
animation and dynamic 5-on-5 multiplayer competition.
Today, NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) a worldwide leader in free-to-play
online games, and EA announced a publishing agreement under which Nexon
Korea Corporation, a subsidiary of Nexon, will publish EA SPORTS FIFA
Online 3 in Korea. The agreement accelerates Nexon’s strategy to enter
the sports game market by partnering with globally successful IP
developers and further diversifies its deep portfolio with a blockbuster
soccer game that has enjoyed worldwide success. Leveraging Nexon’s
powerful global publishing operations, players can count on the high
quality services and experiences that EA SPORTS FIFA Online fans have
come to expect.
Min Seo, CEO of Nexon Korea Corporation, said, “The EA SPORTS FIFA
series is the absolute gold standard for soccer games and we are
thrilled that the new game will be published through Nexon. We think EA
SPORTS FIFA Online 3 will ignite the sports genre in Korea, offering
fans a truly authentic gameplay experience. We look forward to providing
the latest version of one of the industry’s most storied and successful
titles to both new and longtime players and ensuring that people who
love playing EA SPORTS FIFA Online today are recognized in the new game.”
Savannah Hahn, General Manager of EA Korea, said, “We are pleased to
partner with Nexon, a worldwide leader, to bring this title to our fans
in Korea. The agreement leverages the strength of Nexon’s global
platform and the power of the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise to deliver the
highest quality service and game experiences to one of the largest and
most loyal markets in the world.”
To learn more about EA SPORTS FIFA Online 3, go to : http://fifaonline3.nexon.com
About NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in
free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one
of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games.
Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the
free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is
free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance
their experience. Nexon currently services more than 50 online games in
more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more
than 1.3 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
EA SPORTS, The Sims andNeed for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts
Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and
Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE
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owners and used with permission. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owner.
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