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“Nexon had another very good quarter with consistently strong performances within our core markets,” said Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nexon. “Long-running successes like MapleStory and Dungeon&Fighter, as well as sustained engagement on FIFA Online 3 and FIFA Online 3 M, validate our model of creating games that last a long time and decades.

“Looking forward, we’re glad to work with EA on FIFA Online 4 Maplestory M Mesos, the sequel to FIFA Online 3, which includes continued its growth and success because it launched in 2013,” Mahoney added. “Our western mobile studios expanding with our strategic purchase of Pixelberry Studios – a developer although the interactive fiction category and expands our reach using the deeply underserved female audience. Our continued goal is usually to build and launch new experiences that aren't just highly engaging to help keep players wanting years, but in addition creative and unique, separating our games coming from a saturated marketplace. We are very excited when we look ahead to robust pipeline to the fourth quarter, that may see the full launch of MapleStory2 in China, where finances strong early indicators, together with launches of OVERHIT among others.”

In China, Dungeon&Fighter’s longevity continues while MapleStory2’s strong is a result of Early Access and Open Beta pre-test helped push revenue above expectations. In Korea, FIFA Online 3 and FIFA Online 3 M, inside their fifth year of service, have carried on growing and drive strong sales through live game operations. More than 2 yrs since its initial worldwide launch, DomiNations from Big Huge Games in Maryland saw revenue increase year-over-year within the third quarter. Big Huge Games also has added two new leadership positions using a Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director to keep to expand and build exciting new games.

In the 4th quarter Nexon will likely be releasing several highly anticipated games, including MapleStory2 in China through our partner Tencent along with OVERHIT, the sequel on the critically acclaimed game HIT. Durango: Wild Lands, outside world massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) for cellular phones which has started pre-registration in Korea in the third quarter, and Moonlight Blade are going to be released in 2018. If you want to learn more about Maplestory Mobile Mesos, please continue to keep an eye on MMOAH.

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