BEIJING – Oct. 17, 2012 – Leading international mobile game company, Chukong/CocoaChina, today announced that it has formed a partnership with NEXON Co. Ltd, a pioneer in the world of interactive entertainment, to develop and publish a mobile version of its worldwide hit downloadable game, Dungeon & Fighter, also known as Dungeon Fighter Online (http://dungeonfighter.nexon.net/) to gamers in the West. When ready, Chukong/CocoaChina will publish the game across its platform in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
“We are pleased that NEXON has recognized our leadership and success in the mobile gaming industry,” said Haozhi Chen, Founder and CEO of Chukong/CocoaChina. “We look forward to extending NEXON’s amazingly successful game, Dungeon & Fighter, to our enthusiastic community of mobile gamers across greater China.”
Originally released in 2009, Dungeon & Fighter is a side-scrolling hack-and-slash game that has amassed over 300 million registered players worldwide. As players fight their way through dungeons, they encounter hoards of enemies and epic boss battles. PvP combat is also available, along with party play and the ability for veteran players to mentor junior (apprentice) players.
Dungeon & Fighter’s significance was acknowledged by Nexon in several of its earning calls that this game’s popularity was often the driving force behind the company’s massive revenues. The game was originally released in Korea as Dungeon & Fighter and Japan as Arad Senki before gaining success in the U.S. as Dungeon Fighter Online and beyond. In China, the PC version of Dungeon & Fighter was licensed and published by Tencent.
Chukong/CocoaChina was founded in 2008 and has since grown to be a leader in mobile gaming, having launched the Fishing Joy franchise with over 100M downloads as well as titles such as Warring States and Drawing Wars.