Nexon’s financials hint at an upcoming western release for Moonlight Blade

    
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We have been waiting for a long, long time to see if and when Nexon would be bringing the mega-hit Moonlight Blade over from the east. Now, we have some solid indication that such an effort is currently in the works.

As part of Nexon’s Q2 2018 financial report, the studio posted a chart of games that it has in the pipeline for both PC and mobile, divided by different regions. For the west, the publisher confirmed that MapleStory 2 and Moonlight Blade are on their way at an unspecified date.

Nexon’s probably not in that great of a hurry to make this happen, considering that only 13% of its business takes place in the west, with the vast majority of revenue coming from China, Korea, and Japan, , though it does say this past quarter’s increase in revenue is largely due to growth in North America and Europe.

Source: Nexon via MMO Culture
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P3lli

Oh boi oh boi…. finally ? I’ve been waiting since I played the cbt in 2014…
If the crap fest that’s is BDO has so many peps just imagine a Wuxia themed sandbox without the obnoxious power creep.

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Diego Lindenmeyer

in few years

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Veldan

The game looks gorgeous but the gameplay looked very uninteresting. Typical case of “enemies are super weak and you kill them by the dozens with a few slash attacks that have obnoxiously large visuals and low realism”.

Also, this game will be old by the time it finally gets here. Eastern release was in 2015, beta in 2014.

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Indigo Salma

Are AXE and MAGIA mobile games? ….

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Bruno Brito

We have been waiting for a long, long time

We have?

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Yoshi Senpai

This is one game I have been hoping comes over.

Now we pray they don’t screw it up with a bad business model or a rushed EA launch.

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jay

Or that the net code isn’t 100% optimized for Korea (small country with full fiber connection) and runs like crap in the west. Think BDO, Aion, etc.

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Yoshi Senpai

I had that filed under rushed EA launch, but I agree.

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P3lli

Hmmm that’s not true, Moonlight Blade is from Tencent = China. Also the game runs silk smooth even with high ping.

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John Kiser

BDO hasn’t had as many issues since they changed some stuff…

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jay

Gameplay looks cool, very much age of wushu-esq. Here’s hoping it’s not a crap port like most eastern MMO ports. :)