LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexon America, North America's leading publisher of free-to-play online games, has announced it will be publishing PopTag!, with launch set for the first half of 2010. PopTag!, known as BnB Crazy Arcade worldwide, is one of Nexon's most successful games with millions of loyal fans. PopTag! will follow the free-to-play business model, pioneered by Nexon in the North American market.
To find out more about PopTag!, players can go to PopTag!'s Web site, http://poptag.nexon.net.
PopTag! is a 2-D arcade-style multiplayer game where players navigate a variety of multi-colored maps and battle each other, or NPCs (non-playable characters), with water-based weapons, such as water balloons, in a variety of game modes. PopTag! offers fast-paced game play in player-versus-player modes, or cooperative modes where gamers can join together to take on unique and deadly boss monsters and their minions. A "co-play" function is also available to users, allowing two players to play using a single keyboard.
"PopTag! is an exciting addition to our catalogue of games and it should have strong appeal to fans of fast-paced arcade style gaming," said Daniel Kim, Nexon America's CEO. "We consider PopTag! one of the cornerstones of Nexon's worldwide success. It exemplifies Nexon's commitment to delivering a quality free-to-play gaming experience with frequent content updates. The results speak for themselves - a massive worldwide following for a game that Nexon America is proud to be publishing"
Players defeat their opponents in PopTag! by strategically setting water balloons anywhere on the game's maps, blasting and trapping them in a bubble. A player may escape the bubble by using special items or get help from a teammate. If the trapped player does not escape after a certain amount of time, they are out of the game. Players earn experience points for each victory and level up based on the amount of experience points they accumulate.
PopTag! is located in the world of Boom Hill and contains a variety of maps, including frosty wonderlands, sandy deserts and dense forests. Players can select from an array of unique characters, each of whom has special skills, appearances and personalities.
In addition to being free-to-play, the game is supported with thousands of purchasable items and character customization pieces, as well as an in-game messenger and other systems that help foster community interaction. It also includes a "sweetie" system that allows players to get married in-game. Nexon plans to release regular content updates that will introduce new maps, gameplay modes, items and quests to help keep the watery adventures flowing for the players.
For more information on the free-to-play game, PopTag!, or to view screenshots and videos, visit: http://poptag.nexon.net.
About Nexon America, Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the new fantasy life of Mabinogi, the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms and the action-adventure game, Dungeon Fighter Online, currently in open beta. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
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