Nexon, who makes some very popular role-playing MMO games like MapleStory and Dragon Nest, will be collaborating with LEGO and TT Games to create a new LEGO RPG mobile game for Android and iOS devices. This new RPG will be based on various LEGO themes including Ninjago. Nexon president and CEO stated:
“LEGO is among the most wildly successful and iconic brands of our time, and we are thrilled to be teaming up with TT Games to bring Lego-based online games to mobile gamers. Players can look forward to the fun and unique game experiences that Nexon is known for, along with the Lego characters they have come to love. This agreement is the most recent example of Nexon’s ongoing quest for creative, new ideas for great games, both through our own development and by partnering with other creators of world-class IP.”
Nexon has somewhat been involved with LEGO since 2013 when founder Jung-Ju “Jay” Kim purchased BrickLink and his team has been making changes to the site since to make it more updated. The new LEGO RPG is expected to be released in 2016 and will initially be available in Asia which is the norm if you’ve play any Nexon games before. I’ve personally played both MapleStory and Dragon Nest and I can say that they are very addicting games so hopefully this new LEGO game will follow in their footsteps.
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The unofficial LEGO marketplace, BrickLink, has announced they have been sold to Korean game giant Nexon, creator of games such as MapleStory, Dragon Nest, etc. Former CEO Eliska Jezkova and Founder of Nexon Jung-Ju “Jay” Kim have issued a joint statement in regards to the acquisition (see below).
It’s a bit sad that BrickLink has been sold and so far there is mixed reactions in the forums. The site has been extremely helpful to LEGO users all around the world and now the companies will be working to get “BrickLink 2.0” up as soon as possible. Kim will soon be asking users for their input for ideas to improve functionality. We’re also hoping that the acquisition will help address BrickLink’s recent issues and help users have a more enjoyable experience there.
About a week ago I posted a special message to thank all of you for supporting us over the nearly three years since my son Dan died. I thank all those who sent personal messages to me about what BrickLink has meant to them. In my message, I mentioned some progress we made, and also the challenges we faced. Good news remaining is that, despite the challenges, business has been brisk and even impressive. When I took over the website in the name of my son, the representational visitor log (front page of BrickLink) was at about 50 million visitors. Today, it is at nearly 144 million visitors and counting. Nearly two-thirds of all those who visited BrickLink over the 13 years since