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Nexon Brings the Classic Beat Em’ Up Elsword Franchise to Android with a Soft Launch in Select Regions


Nexon Brings the Classic Beat Em’ Up Elsword Franchise to Android with a Soft Launch in Select Regions

Seoul – Dec. 1, 2017 – Explore, strategize and fight in Elsword M Shadow of Luna, the mobile rendition of the massively popular Elsword franchise that has dazzled fans for more than a decade. Elsword M is the latest action role playing game (ARPG) from NEXON Korea Corporation, subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, where players explore the exotic lands of Lunalos, searching for valuable treasure and enchanting adventure. The game is available today on Android in select regions, with launches planned in several more markets around the globe.

Elsword M brings to mobile the intense real-time action fans of the franchise have come to expect. Elsword M offers enthusiasts new and old the familiar beat em’ up gameplay that combines with fan-favorite RPG mechanics to create a seamless gaming experience designed specifically for Android devices. The game unleashes innovative features exclusive to mobile, including a dynamic party system, fresh skills for valiant heroes, gorgeous cell-shaded 2D animation, epic quests in uncharted lands, and multiple new game modes:

  • Dynamic Party System – Create a party of courageous heroes with unique talents and personalities, such as Elsword, Aisha, Rena and Raven. Players can swap heroes or call for backup using up to three customizable roles;
  • Fresh Hero Skills – Employ more than 75 new skills for each hero, and more than 300 player, weapon and item skins featuring gorgeous 2D cell-shaded animation;
  • Epic Quests – Adventure across the unchartered lands of Lunalos, where players must explore, strategize and fight to recover the lost Luna Fragments and save the world;
  • Multiple New Game Modes – Play in three all new game modes, including the Luna Search Party (main quest), tactical boss battles in the Tower of Rule, and endure an infinite onslaught from waves of dastardly monsters in Henir’s Time and Space challenge.

Elsword M Shadow of Luna is available today in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam on Android only. Players in these regions will be receive a daily 5-Tier Avatar reward just for logging on throughout the soft launch event. Elsword M is free to play and rated T for Teen (ESRB). Additional information for members of the press:

  • Download assets for Elsword M Shadow of Luna here
  • Visit the Official Elsword M Shadow of Luna Facebook Page

About NEXON Co. Ltd.

NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile 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 and 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 nearly 100 titles in more than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

About KOG

KOG who is renowned for making good action games, was founded on 2000. KOG developed and services 5 online games, ‘Elsword’, ‘Grand Chase’, ‘Hero’, ‘Aima’ and ‘Ultimate Racing’.

Their famous game, ‘Elsword’ has been serviced and loved by many players world-wide, especially in Taiwan, Hongkong, Japan, Europe, China etc. for last 10 years.

KOG’s first mobile game ‘Elsword M – Shadow of Luna’ which is the spin-off version of ‘Elsword’, is targeted to be released in 2018.

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(310) 477-2871



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