Nexon buys into Robotoki

We haven’t heard much from Robotoki since we caught up with studio head Robert Bowling at E3 last year. It looks like things are about to ramp up, however, with Korean publisher Nexon throwing money at the developer in what it calls a “strategic investment”.

Huamn Element for OUYA

Huamn Element for OUYA

Nexon is the publisher behind MapleStory, currently working on a new, free-to-play FPS based on Ghost in the Shell. This is an unusually decisive move into the west for the company.

Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon explains:

We are thrilled to partner with Robotoki to develop cutting-edge multi-platform, cross-genre games. Robert Bowling’s creativity and talent is evidenced by his track record of success, and we look forward to collaborating with the entire Robotoki team to deliver inventive, multi-dimensional gaming experiences to consumers in North America and around the world.

At this stage, scope, terms and other details of the investment are being kept under wraps, but the money is earmarked for Robotoki‘s debut title, the multi-screen, cross-platform, post-apocalyptic extravaganza, Human Element. The zombie survival title is headed to just about every gaming platform available – PC, console and smartphone – in fourth quarter 2015.

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