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Nexon America Launches PopTag!

February 10, 2010

Nexon America Launches PopTag!

The World’s Most Successful Water Balloon-Based Online Game Goes Live

Nexon America has announced the North American launch of service for PopTag!. PopTag! is an arcade-style multiplayer hyper puzzle action game where players engage in frenzied water balloon battles that pit them against each other or cooperatively against monsters. With the launch of PopTag!, the game will open its cash shop and add hundreds of items and 23 new maps featuring three new themes for players to enjoy.

“PopTag! represents a more casual style of game for our catalog,” said Daniel Kim, CEO of Nexon America. “PopTag!, known as BnB Crazy Arcade in Asia, has millions of players and is considered a major brick in the Nexon foundation. PopTag! offers North American online gamers a fun, competitive game that won’t require hours of their time to fully enjoy.”

This will be Nexon’s fourth free-to-play game to enter the North American market, joining MapleStory, Mabinogi, and Combat Arms, which, combined, have more than 10 million registered users.

Game play is quick and easy to learn with simple and intuitive controls. PopTag! comes with single or multi-player modes and as many as eight players can battle each other, or join forces in teams of four to fight the boss monsters. The game also features a “co-play” mode, where players can share one keyboard controller, which further enhances the arcade-style fun PopTag! delivers.

In PopTag!, players speed through a variety of themed maps, including frosty wonderlands, sandy deserts and dense forests in an attempt to trap their opponents in bubbles using skillfully dropped water balloons. Trapped players can escape by using special items, such as darts and needles, or with the help of a teammate. If the trapped player does not escape after a certain time, the bubble explodes and the water-logged player is out of the game. Players earn experience points for each victory and level up based on the amount of points earned.

Players can also play as one of eight colorful characters, including the speedster Boz, who blazes through mazes in a brilliant red hoodie; or Ike the baby prodigy, who is a water balloon genius. Players can enhance their characters with goods from the game’s shop that includes costume items such as clothing and hair, and functional offensive and defensive items such as powerful water balloons or needles to help escape watery danger.

For the romantic water ballooners, PopTag! comes with a “sweetie” system that allows players share bonuses with one another.

For more information about PopTag!, go to http://poptag.nexon.net/ or visit the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/poptag.

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