Nexon Holdings(NXC)

APEX Bldg., 705-25. Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-080, Korea

Website: http://www.nexon.com/

Overview

Established in 1989, NXC is a holding company and real estate lease/management company. Nexon, 100% owned by Nexon Co. Ltd. (formerly Nexon Japan; one of NXC's 9 direct subsidiaries), was diverted from NXC in 2005 to focus on game business. Nexon develops and publishes online games and equivalent computer softwares to the global market, where Nexon excels in Korean (one of top 5 companies, namely “5N") and Japanese (highest in revenue) markets. Notably, Nexon is the first Korean online game company to earn KRW 1Tn revenue. Some of the representative online games Nexon has created and launched include: Kingdom of the Winds (Korea's first online MUG game), Legend of Darkness, Mabinogi, BnB, Kart Riders and Tactical Commanders.

History

1989.12. Founded NXC
1994.12. Founded Nexon
1996.04. Started Service of 'Kindom of the Winds' in Korea
1997.08. Established Nexon USA
1998.01. Started Service of 'Legend of Darkness' in Korea
1998.07. Started Service of 'Kindom of the Winds' in USA
1999.01. Opened Mplay game portal
1999.07. Started Service of 'Elancia' in Korea
1999.08. Started Service of 'Legend of Darkness' in USA
1999.11. Established Nexon Japan
2000.01. Started Service of Mplay 'Quizquiz' in Korea
2000.03. Started Service of Mplay 'Quizquiz' in USA
2000.07. Started Service of Mplay 'Quizquiz' in Japan
2000.09. Started Service of 'Kindom of the Winds' in Japan
2000.09. Started Service of 'Legend of Darkness' in Singapore
2000.10. Established Nexon Asia[Singapore]
2001.01. Started Service of 'Tactical Commanders' in Korea
2001.03. Started Service of 'Elancia' in Japan
2001.08. Started Service of 'Tactical Commanders' in USA
2001.09. Started Service of 'Legend of Darkness' in Japan
2001.10. Started Service of 'Tactical Commanders' in Japan
2001.11. Signed MOU with Softmax
2002.03. Started Service of 'Kindom of the Winds' in Indonesia
2002.04. Signed MOU with Softmax for developing 'BnB'
2002.04. Signed MOU with Locus for developing sports games
2002.05. Signed Agreement with NHN for Channeling 'Tactical Commanders'
2002.07. Started Service of 'Crazy Arcade'
2002.09. Started Service of 'Kronos' in China
2002.09. Signed Agreement with Enix[Japan] for licensing 'Depth Fantasia' 
2002.10. Started Service of 'BnB Adventrue' of Softmax/Sonogong in Korea 
2002.10. Signed Agreement with Shanda for publishing 'BnB'
         and 'Tactical Commanders' in China
2002.11. Started Service of 'Asgard' in Taiwan, Super Tactics in Korea
2002.12. Started Open Beta Service of 'Exine'
2002.12. Started Service of 'Kronos' in Korea
2003.02. Started Service of 'Asgard'/'Impossible Creatures' in Korea
2003.03. Signed Agreement with Index for publishing 'Kronos' in Taiwan
2003.03. Signed MOU with Hudson[Japan]
2003.04. Started Service of 'Maple Story' in Korea
2003.05. Signed Agreement for licensing 'Leo Grande'/'Wizard of Coast'
2003.05. Started Service of 'Tactical Commanders' in Taiwan
2003.06. Started Service of 'Tales Weaver'
2003.06. Started Service of 'Tactical Commanders' in China
2003.07. Started Service of 'Depth Fantasia'/Aqua/'Counter Strike' in Korea,
         'BnB' in China
2003.08. Started Service of 'BnB' in Taiwan
2003.09. Started Service of 'BnB' in China
2003.09. Started Open Beta Service of 'Pangpang Terrible'
2003.10. Started Service of 'Tales Weaver' in Taiwan
2003.12. Started Service of 'Maple Story' in Japan
2004.02. Started Open Beta Service of 'Tales Weaver' in Japan
2004.03. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Pukka Funny Race'
2004.06. Started Open Beta Service of 'Kart Rider'
2004.08. Started Service of 'BnB' in Taiwan
2004.08. Started Open Beta Service of 'Cube Run'
2004.09. Signed MOU with Nvidia
2005.01. Signed Agreement with Gamania for publishing 'Mabinogi' in Taiwan
2005.04. Started Service of Mabinogi in Japan
2005.05. Started Open Beta Service of 'War Rock'
2005.07. Started Service of Mabinogi in Taiwan
2005.10. Started Open Beta Service of 'Big Shot'
2005.10. Signed MOU with GS Retail
2005.10. Signed Agreement with All-M for licensing 'Lunia'
2006.01. Started Open Beta Service of 'Lunia'
2006.02. Started Open Beta Service of 'Zera'
2006.04. Started Service of 'Kart Rider' in China
2006.05. Signed Agreement with CR Space for licensing 'Kick Office'
2006.07. Signed Agreement for publishing 'Maple Story' in Europe
2006.09. Started Open Beta Service of 'Nanaimo'
2006.10. Signed Agreement with Silver Potion for licensing 'SP1'
2006.10. Signed Agreement with NDoors for licensing 'Koongpa'
2006.11. Established Nexon Publishing North America
2007.01. Started Service of 'Kart Rider' in Taiwan
2007.04. Started Open Beta Service of 'BnB' in Vietnam
2007.04. Started Open Beta Service of 'Maple Story' in Europe
2007.07. Started Open Beta Service of 'Lunia'in Japan
2007.07. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Big Shot' in China
2007.07. Started Service of 'Tales Weaver' in China and Taiwan
2007.11. Started Service of 'Maple Story' in Hong Kong, 'Combat Arms' in Korea
2007.11. Signed Agreement with Identity Games for licensing 'Dragon Nest'
2007.12. Started Open Beta Service of 'Tales Weaver' in China
2008.02. Started Open Beta Service of  Kick Off
2008.03. Started Open Beta Service of'Maple Story' in USA
2008.03. Started Closed Beta Service of 'SP1'
2008.04. Started Service of El Sword in Korea
2008.05. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Slap Shot'
2008.06. Started Service of 'Maple Story' in Brazil
2008.07. Started Service of 'Counter Strike' Zombie Mode
2008.07. Started Open Beta Service of 'Combat Arms' in USA
2008.10. Started Service of 'Kart Rider' in Thailand, 'Maple Story' in Vietnam
2008.11. Signed Agreement with Tian CitySales
         for publishing 'Counter Strike' in China
2008.12. Started Open Beta Service of 'Combat Arms' in Europe
2008.12. Started Service of 'BnB' in Hong Kong
2009.01. Started Open Beta Service of 'Bubble Figher'
2009.01. Started Channeling Service of 'Dungeon and Figher' via Nexon.com
2009.02. Started Service of 'Dungeon and Fighter' via Nexon Japan
2009.06. Signed Agreement for publishing 'Kart Rider' and 'BnB' in Russia/CIS
2009.07. Started Open Beta Service of 'Kavatina'
2009.07. Started Open Beta Service of 'Air Rider'
2009.07. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Mabinogi Heroes'
2009.07. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Huskey Express'
2009.07. Started Service of 'Dungeon and Fighter' in Taiwan
2009.08. Started Service of 'SP1' in Taiwan/Hong Kong,
         'Counter Strike' in Japan
2009.09. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Dragon Nest'
2009.09. Started Closed Beta Service of 'Ever Planet'
2009.10. Started Service of 'Dungeon and Fighter' in USA
2009.11. Started Service of 'Kart Rider' in Vietnam

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