Riders of Icarus Soars to New Heights with more than 1 Millon Players

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Los Angeles – September 21, 2016



Since the launch of its open beta in early July, Riders of Icarus has garnered the attention of daring riders captivated by the unique mount system and enticing action-packed gameplay. Already hugely popular in Asia as Icarus Online, the action-adventure game has seen great response from its western audience, who have recently pushed Riders of Icarus over the million playermark. Find out what people are saying about Riders of Icarus, in a new trailer: 

Developer WeMade and publisher Nexon America have worked closely with the game’s community, first in closed beta and now during the game’s open beta, to ensure Riders of Icarus meets the unique demands of western gamers. Some of the changes implemented include a significant overhaul of the cash shop to ensure the game is truly free-to-play, the addition of Action Mode combat and fine-tuning the new-player experience to better serve the needs of the western audience.

We are thrilled and humbled by the reception of Riders of Icarus in the west,” says Hoon Seok, the game’s producer at WeMade. “We are committed to ensuring our players’ experience in Riders of Icarus is one-of-a-kind, and part of that commitment comes from continuing to support the players who have brought the game this far. We hope they’ll continue on the journey with us as we add more content and features to the game, and look forward to welcoming new players as well.

Riders of Icarus will introduce a new update next week, “Rift of the Damned”, which brings a new zone and a level cap increase to 40. This new land features several new bosses for players to best, unique mounts for them to capture and a new 10-man raid dungeon to explore, among other content.

This is only the beginning, as WeMade plans to continue support of its rapidly-expanding community by sustaining a steady stream of updates and content over the coming months, including:

  • New classes
  • New zones and map expansions
  • New dungeons and raids
  • An ever increasing bestiary of mounts
  • A gradual expansion of the level cap

To download Riders of Icarus and embark on the ride of your life, and to stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements, join the community today: ridersoficarus.com

Riders of Icarus is also available free-to-play on Steam.

For assets, including a new trailer, and screenshots from the upcoming Rift of the Damned update, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-UnNVglptZ_eHJZZWJ3MjdvbDQ?usp=drive_web

About WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. http://www.wemade.com/
WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. is a game development company based in Seoul, Korea, which services many games through mobile, online and other platforms. The company was founded in 2000 and has been a leader in the gaming industry from its inception.
The company developed well-known MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2, which produced record revenues and the largest user base worldwide, with a CCU record of over 800,000 in China. In 2012, mobile games such as Candy Pangand Wind Runner became favorites in Korea and recorded over 10 million downloads. WeMade is continuing to develop and publish mobile games in various genres such as AOS, RPG, SNG and much more worldwide.

About Nexon America, Inc. http://www.nexon.net
Nexon America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes fan-favoritesMapleStory, the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus,an action-packed combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam. Upcoming titles from Nexon America include First Assault, a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” IP, now in Early Access;LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski’s studio Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from QC Games.

More press releases and hot news from Nexon are available here.




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