Nexon invests in game developer Robotoki

Feb 25, 2013
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Nexon, popular for its free-to-play games like MapleStory, Dragon Nest, and Dungeon Fighter Online, has just made a “strategic investment” in the independent game studio, Robotoki. Robotoki was founded by the former Creative Strategist for the Call of Duty gaming franchise, as well as the former lead of Infinity Ward, Robert Bowling. Robotoki plans to launch its first major project, Human Element, by the end of 2015 with the help of Nexon.

Nexon believes that its Robotoki investment will bring a new future of multi-screen, cross-platform games to the company. Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon, stated that he looks forward to working with Robert Bowling as well as the rest of the Robotoki team in order to “deliver inventive, multi-dimensional gaming experiences to consumers in North American and all around the world.”

Robert Bowling commented on his excitement to be working with a company as big as Nexon. He stated that working with such a big gaming company “will allow us invaluable access to their expertise and world-class resources”. Robotoki will be working together with Nexon to launch its highly anticipated game, Human Element. The game is set to be released in Q4 2015, and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox 720, the PC, and various mobile platforms including iOS and Android.

Human Element will be a first-person survival game set in a world torn apart by a zombie apocalypse. Robotoki has stated that it will release an exclusive prequel to Human Element for the OUYA. It will be the first game launch from the independent game developer, and should do wonders for both the company as well as OUYA. The prequel will set the stage for Human Element, and will have gamers anticipating its launch in 2015.

[via Reuters]


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