Descend into the Abyss in Darkness Rises on Mobile Devices Today

Explore a Dark Fantasy Universe, Conquer Fierce Bosses and Become a Hero in Nexon’s New Console-Quality Mobile Action RPG

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--()--Nexon has launched Darkness Rises, the third-person action role playing game (RPG) that immerses players in a dark fantasy universe, on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. The enhanced high-definition visuals of Darkness Rises leverages proprietary graphics technology that push modern mobile devices to their full potential. In Darkness Rises, players will descend into the abyss following a dark linear storyline that will pit them against powerful enemies and hulking bosses that must be conquered in order to stop an evil force that’s spreading darkness across the world.

“Darkness Rises combines tight and responsive action-RPG combat and best-in-class graphics for a truly console-quality experience on mobile devices”

Darkness Rises features fast and fluid combat that is highly intuitive and provides players with the flexibility and customization to fit their playstyle. As players progress through the dark fantasy narrative they will evolve and level up their hero’s skills and abilities giving them the power to chain together punishing combos to defeat titanic bosses. Using the Soul Link ability, heroes can even harness the power of the vicious bosses to vanquish their enemies on their path to restore the balance of good to the world.

Darkness Rises combines tight and responsive action-RPG combat and best-in-class graphics for a truly console-quality experience on mobile devices,” said Lawrence Koh, General Manager at Nexon M. “Today is only the beginning for the epic journey through this dark fantasy universe as we look to continue to regularly release new and unique challenges, updates and events for players to take on alone and with their friends.”

At launch, players will be able select a hero from a cast of powerful and diverse character classes including assassins, berserkers, warriors and wizards. Darkness Rises gives players the ability to make their hero’s appearance their own through deep customization and personalization tools. The heroes are also voiced by prominent industry veteran voice actors, including Jo Wyatt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), Alec Newman (Divinity: Original Sin 2), Carina Reeves (Xenoblade Chronicles) and more to further immerse players in the world of Darkness Rises.

Cooperative dungeons in Darkness Rises will give up to four players a chance to team up in real-time to take on epic challenges together and unlock some of the game’s best rewards. Darkness Rises’ Player vs Player (PVP) mode will give players a chance to test their might against their friends and other players and work their way up the leaderboard. Additional social features including Guilds will keep players connected and provide them with unique ways to practice their moves against one another and team up and battle across new dungeons.

Darkness Rises can be downloaded on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.

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 microtransactions 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 100 titles in more than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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