Official Press Release
Nexon Announces Domestic and Global Service of GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE!
A New Title Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Birth of GODZILLA to be Overseen by TOHO
TOKYO – March 20, 2019 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) (“Nexon”), a global leader in online games, announced today that STUDIO42, a development team under its consolidated subsidiary NEOPLE INC. (“Neople”), has entered into licensing and global publishing agreements with TOHO CO., LTD. (“TOHO”), and that the development of idle city defense mobile game GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE, based on GODZILLA Intellectual Property (IP), is currently underway. The game is scheduled for launch in the first half of 2019, both in Japan and globally.
GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE currently under development by STUDIO42, a development team under Neople, is an idle city defense style mobile game based on TOHO’s GODZILLA IP, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary. The monsters from previous installments in the GODZILLA franchise, excluding its Hollywood versions, appear in the game, and players fight off the onslaught of monsters in cities around the world by building and reinforcing their defensive bases.
“We are very happy to be able to deliver GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE under the full supervision of TOHO to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the birth of GODZILLA. Please look forward to enjoying the compelling monsters that had previously appeared in the GODZILLA franchise,” said Jaeho Hwang, Development Director of STUDIO42, at the time of the announcement.
・Genre: Idle city defense game
・Price: free to play (micro transaction)
・Service delivery platform: App Store, Google Play
TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
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Founded in 2001, NEOPLE INC. (“Neople”) is a developer of many PC online games including Dungeon&Fighter, as well as mobile games including Evil Factory and After the End: Forsaken Destiny. Since joining Nexon Group in 2008, Neople’s game titles have been serviced internationally with Nexon’s global publishing expertise and have gained the support of many players.
NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development, and operation of online games. First listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon made its way into JPX400 in 2015 and into the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. Currently, Nexon features over 80 live games in various genres operated across more than 190 countries. Major game titles include MapleStory, Dungeon&Fighter, HIT,and HIDE AND FIRE.