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BOOM! Nexon and Final Strike Games Reveal New Title, Rocket Arena, Entering Closed Beta May 23rd

May 16, 2019
Rocket Arena Key Art (Graphic: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2019--

Nexon America, in partnership with veteran-led development studio, Final Strike Games, is bringing its brand new first-person multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena to closed beta on PC. The beta will occur from May 23 to May 29 via the Nexon Launcher and Steam. Players can sign up for a chance to blast off this exclusive round of beta testing here.

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Rocket Arena Key Art (Graphic: Business Wire)

Rocket Arena brings a unique 3-on-3 cross-platform experience to the first-person shooter genre and features a roster of vibrant characters competing in quick 5-minute matches in the Rocket Championship Tour. Set in the curious World of Crater, Rocket Arena introduces special gameplay mechanics distinct from standard shooters, reveling in a host of colorful weapons and abilities that utilize fanciful rockets in imaginative forms.

In Rocket Arena, players are equipped with a blast meter that increases as they are blasted by rockets. As the meter reaches its critical point, players become susceptible to being knocked out of the map, but will quickly return to the stage to stay in the action. With dedicated matchmaking functionality, servers account for skill level and latency when pairing players together. Rocket Arena will be available for cross-platform play on PC and Xbox One at launch, with PlayStation 4 currently in development.

“We developed Rocket Arena with high-quality gameplay mechanics, superb controls, and the network code required of an online FPS. Rocket Arena is an intricate shooter at its core, complete with a marvelous world, colorful characters, and ridiculous rockets,” said Kevin Franklin, Founder/CEO of Final Strike Games. “Nexon shared our vision for Rocket Arena and provided the resources and expertise to realize our goal. The result is a game that our team is exceptionally proud of, and look forward to playing every day.”

The closed beta period features a selection of six maps, four game modes, and six characters. Players participating in the beta will also be able to earn cosmetic rewards to use in the release version of Rocket Arena. More information about closed beta rewards can be found here.

Players interested in participating in the exclusive Rocket Arena closed beta can sign up here: http://bit.ly/bw-rocketarena-signup.

Find more information about Rocket Arena, its characters, and the World of Crater at http://www.rocketarena.com. Follow @RocketArena on Twitter for updates on the latest announcements.

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About Final Strike Games https://www.finalstrikegames.com/

Final Strike Games is a video game development studio focused on building competitive multiplayer games for PC and Console. Founded in 2016, Final Strike Games is a team of 45 industry veterans and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Final Strike Games has partnered with Nexon America to develop Rocket Arena, a rockets-only 3v3 first person shooter.

About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.net/corporate/about-nexon/

Nexon America, a subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) with more than 80 live games operated across more than 190 countries, is a global leader in online games. Nexon America introduced micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model in the Western market and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining titles for years, even decades. Nexon is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the company was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017.

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Wahid Lodin B/HI for Nexon

wahid_lodin@bhimpact.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON

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SOURCE: Nexon America Inc.

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