Nexon Announces Global Launch of DNF Duel on June 28

Based on Nexon’s Blockbuster Dungeon&Fighter Franchise, DNF Duel Will Be Available on PCs and Consoles

Global Launch Markets Include Korea, Japan, Europe and North America

Launch Follows Successful Beta Test in December 2021

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO), a global leader in Virtual Worlds, announced a worldwide launch date of June 28, 2022 for DNF Duel, an action packed fighting game based on Nexon’s blockbuster Dungeon&Fighter franchise which has registered over 850 million players worldwide. The global launch will include Korea, Japan, Europe and North America. DNF Duel will be available on PC (Steam) and consoles (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5).

Published by Nexon Korea Corporation, DNF Duel is being co-developed by Nexon’s subsidiary, NEOPLE INC., in Korea and acclaimed Japanese studio, Arc System Works Co., Ltd., best known for the fighting games, Guilty Gear series and BlazBlue. Built on the world’s leading game engine Unreal Engine 4 provided by Epic Games, DNF Duel provides high-quality graphics that render Nexon’s beloved Dungeon & Fighter IP characters.

DNF Duel was selected as one of the official eSports titles at the upcoming ARC WORLD TOUR 2022 hosted by Arc System Works. The competition is sponsored by Nexon Korea and Sony Interactive Entertainment America.

The announcement to launch on June 28 follows a highly successful open beta test in December 2021 when Dungeon&Fighter fans got their hands-on experience with DNF Duel. The Dungeon&Fighter community has been incredibly supportive. The DNF Duel development teams deeply appreciate the many insights fans provided during the beta test.

For more information about the DNF Duel visit the official SNS channels.

About Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan — best known for the Guilty Gear series of games and, more recently, BlazBlue — that have garnered international critical acclaim for their innovative fighting systems and spectacular 2D and 3D artwork.

About NEXON Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development and operation of online games and Virtual Worlds. First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon was placed on JPX400 in 2015 and added to the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. In 2020, Nexon was added to the Nikkei 225. Nexon currently has more than 45 live games on multiple platforms including mobile and available in more than 190 countries. Major game franchises include MapleStory, KartRider and Dungeon&Fighter. In 2021, Nexon completed the acquisition of Embark Studios AB, a company based in Stockholm, Sweden, developing multiple projects for global release.

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Jeff Brown

NEXON Co., Ltd. Corporate PR

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