Subsidiary of Leading Korean-Based Gaming Powerhouse Establishes California HQ to Bring Online PC, Mobile, and Multi-Platform Titles to the Americas
IRVINE, CALIFORNA – March 21, 2013 – WeMade Entertainment USA, the US-based publishing arm of leading online game company WeMade Entertainment, today announced the hiring of online gaming executive Philip Yun as Chief Executive Officer. In conjunction with the new leadership, the company unveiled its new corporate headquarters in California as it gears up to re-launch the popular PC fighting MMO, Lost Saga , under its own brand.
Yun steps in as CEO of WeMade USA after serving as CEO of the online gaming companies Outspark and NHN USA. His accomplishments include helping pioneer the rise of free-to-play MMOs in the US and overseeing the highly popular MMO Fiesta Online.
The first title to launch in the new era of WeMade USA will be Lost Saga, scheduled to launch commercially in April at lostsaga.wemadeusa.com. Lost Saga is an action-packed online fighting game for PC. The MMO brawler brings together heroes from fantasy, history, and sci-fi in an epic brawl for glory. Players can choose from over 50 unique heroes and level up and customize their skills. Fighters can be subbed in, tag-team style, even in the middle of a battle to create favorable matchups or initiate multi-character combos. Teams of up to 16 players can participate in a variety of game modes while battling in treacherous terrain. WeMade USA and IO have spent the recent months polishing the game, preparing new content, and building out a plan to add an outstanding lineup of new and well known characters to the game’s pantheon of fighters through regularly scheduled content updates.
“Our mission at WeMade USA is to bring American gamers the most engaging PC and mobile games from the extensive WeMade Entertainment lineup,” said WeMade USA CEO Philip Yun.“Starting with Lost Saga, we have aggressive plans to launch new projects, especially on mobile, that fit our philosophy of publishing games we are excited to play ourselves.”
For future projects, the company will be fueled by the creative and technically advanced output of WeMade Entertainment’s eight global development studios and over 800 development staff. The company’s games span multiple genres and platforms including RPGs, action games, MMOs, and social network games on PC, mobile, and social platforms.
To access assets for Lost Saga and WeMade USA, visit https://www.box.com/s/awvztgg7jewuydez6io9.
About WeMade USA
Established in 2008, WeMade Entertainment USA, Inc. (DBA: WeMade USA) is the business and publishing arm of WeMade Entertainment Co., Ltd. for North and South America. WeMade USA is dedicated to serving gamers in the Americas with a huge stable of WeMade mobile, PC, and cross-platform games. WeMade USA’s latest release, the fast-paced fighting MMO Lost Saga, is scheduled to launch in April 2013.
About WeMade Entertainment
Established in 2000 as one of the first generation of online game companies, WeMade Entertainment Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 112040) is an international game developer publisher that has grown from a handful of passionate game pioneers to a team of over 1,200 game enthusiasts.? Starting with its first hit title, Legend of Mir 2, which has garnered over 200 million gamers internationally, WeMade Entertainment has continued to successfully develop and service dozens of PC, mobile, and multi-platform games. The company operates 12 subsidiaries and partner companies providing worldwide development and publishing for online, social, and mobile games.
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