Nexon Teams up with Respawn Entertainment to Bring “Titanfall” Games to Mobile Devices Worldwide

Nexon and Respawn Make Strategic Investment in Mobile Game Developer
Particle City to Create Exciting New Gameplay Experiences Based on
Critically-Acclaimed Title

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play
online and mobile games, and independent videogame developer
Respawn Entertainment announced today that the companies have partnered
to create several new and original smartphone and tablet games based on
the expansive sci-fi universe of Titanfall. In connection with
the partnership, the two companies jointly invested in mobile game
developer Particle City, the studio leading the development of the
upcoming titles. In this multi-game, multi-year partnership, Nexon will
serve as the exclusive global publisher of the Titanfall mobile
games, with the first game expected to be released worldwide on iOS and
Android in 2016.

“As a player and fan of Titanfall I am delighted to be
working with the talented team at Respawn to bring the world of Titanfall
to mobile and tablet,” commented Owen Mahoney, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Nexon. “Working closely with our partners at Respawn
and Particle City we intend to build on the original game’s success and
introduce millions of mobile gamers to the rich Titanfall universe.”

The collaboration with Respawn and Particle City is Nexon’s latest in a
series of global partnerships with renowned developers. Recently, Nexon
announced a partnership with Respawn and Electronic Arts to bring a PC
online version of the award-winning first-person shooter Titanfall
to Asia. In April 2015, Nexon published the hit mobile strategy game DomiNations,
which was developed by Big Huge Games, an independent studio co-founded
by 24-year industry veterans Brian Reynolds and Tim Train, famous for
online strategy games Civilization II and Rise of Nations.
Nexon also recently announced the details of LawBreakers, the
first game from Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee’s Boss Key

“Our partnership with Nexon is momentous for many reasons,” said Vince
Zampella, CEO & Co-Founder, Respawn Entertainment. “Nexon’s unrivaled
publishing network and free-to-play expertise will allow Titanfall to
reach new global audiences. And with Particle City, we are closely
collaborating to create all-new standalone games with original gameplay
experiences that expand the Titanfall universe to players

Particle City was co-founded by industry veteran Larry Pacey and Respawn
CEO Vince Zampella in 2015. The new developer will be led by Pacey, with
Zampella serving in a creative advisor role. Particle City, co-located
with Respawn in Los Angeles, is currently hiring top talent. Candidates
can find a list of open positions at

Through the partnership, Nexon and Respawn will build on Titanfall’s
premier franchise to deliver a high-quality game experience to the $30
billion mobile gaming market, the largest gaming platform globally.
Praised as an evolution of the first-person shooter genre, Titanfall was
the most-awarded game of E3 2013, earning more than 100 nominations and
60-plus wins, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics’ Awards. The
title was the third highest-rated Xbox One game released in 2014,
according to videogame review score aggregator Metacritic.

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 micro-transactions 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 150 titles in more
than 150 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its
shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

About Respawn Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Respawn Entertainment is an independent videogame
development studio based in Van Nuys, California. The studio was formed
by Vince Zampella and Jason West, former co-founders of Infinity Ward
and two of the co-creators of the multibillion-dollar franchise CALL OF
DUTY™. Titanfall is the studio’s debut title. More information
about the company is available at

About Particle City

Particle City is a mobile game developer located in the San Fernando
Valley of Los Angeles, California. Formed by industry veterans Vince
Zampella and Larry Pacey, the company is backed by Respawn Entertainment
and Nexon to create original mobile games built around a strong player
community and competition. For more information please visit
and follow Particle City on Facebook
and Twitter.


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