Official Site: Mabinogi
Studio: Nexon
Launch Date: March 27, 2008 (NA); June 22, 2004 (KR)
Genre: Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Regional Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC


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The final esports tournaments for World of Warcraft's Dragonflight era are coming in the first part of 2024, with the Arena World Championship taking...

Mabinogi adds new arcana classes and updates its arcana system in the Arcana Dark Arts patch

Players of Mabinogi who are pushing their characters to new heights have a few things to be excited about, as the anime MMO's Arcana:...

Mabinogi’s big Beyond quality-of-life update is live as Nexon promises more for December 14

This week brought yet another bout of quality-of-life improvements to the anime MMO Mabinogi in the form of the Beyond update, which brings some...

Mabinogi continues to improve the MMO’s quality-of-life with its November 16 Beyond update

You'd be forgiven for believing that an update called Beyond would be bringing transformational updates to Mabinogi. That's not quite the case, but the...

Battle Bards Episode 228: Cheery MMO dungeons

Not every dungeon has to be a drab and dour affair — a fact that sent the Battle Bards searching for the cheeriest tunes...

Nexon Q2 2023: Revenues perk up 12% QoQ thanks to multiple online games

While its competitors turned in disappointing financial quarters, Nexon has actually seen a surprising resurgence in Q2: Its quarterly revenues were 12% higher compared...

Mabinogi is switching to Unreal Engine 5: ‘It is a necessary improvement’

Hey, do we have any Mabinogi veterans in the house? Considering that this sandbox MMO has been around for 15 years in the West,...

Mabinogi adds new signets for high-tier weapons and gives away sparkly scooters for its 15th anniversary

You would think an MMO hitting the 15-year mark would be cause for a bigger celebration, but Mabinogi elected to go low-key for its...

Mabinogi rolls out a massive 15th birthday celebration

The number of MMOs reaching 15 years old is starting to stack up, and we're not at all sad about it. Nexon's anime sandbox...

Q4 2022: Nexon counts huge YOY revenue boost, pushes harder into blockchain

Nexon's Q4 2022 financial figures are the latest to arrive this week, as CEO Owen Mahoney presided over a mostly decent quarter for the...

Nexon Q3 2022: ‘Record breaking quarterly revenue’ is earned on the strength of mobile gaming in Korea

We're back with another quarterly gaming financial story thanks to Nexon putting out its third quarter report, which looks to be full of good...

Nexon shares several teaser trailers and gameplay vids for new MMOs ahead of its arrival to G-Star 2022

The Korean games industry is spooling up for next week's G-Star showcase, and among the studios ready to fire off all sorts of hype...

Mabinogi celebrates 14th birthday, plans server merges and new server too

This weekend's a big one for long-running anime sandbox Mabinogi: The game is turning 14 years old on Sunday, complete with a full round...

Obituary: Nexon founder Kim Jung-ju has passed away

The Nexon Corporation is mourning the loss of the man who started it all back in 1994, Kim Jung-ju. The billionaire founder of the...

Nexon is counting on a strong MMO pipeline to offset losses in 2021

Nexon didn't have the best year, and I feel as if I've been saying this a lot with MMO company investor reports the last...

Nexon America will now accept cryptocurrencies as payment for in-game cash shop items

You read that headline correctly; cryptocurrencies will now be as acceptable a form of payment as cash if you're buying in-game things from Nexon...

Battle Bards Episode 205: Love is in the air

They might not be the most naturally romantic crew at heart, but the Battle Bards have been known to get, er, swoony when love is professed...
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$40M of Nexon’s $100M bitcoin investment poofed in the last four months

So Nexon's had an interesting financial quarter. Its revenues for Q2 were down quarter over quarter, in line with expectations. Why? Well, it turns...

Nexon drops videos and details for Project HP, Project ER, Project Magnum, and more

Nexon is taking the wraps off of multiple projects this week, and before we leap in, just know that we don't know whether all...