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In-game pets available for adoption.

Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2008 – Nexon America Inc. is adding a new dimension of game play to Mabinogi with the addition of pets as in-game companions. This exceptionally popular feature supplies players with an exciting new enhancement to Mabinogi’s already massive offering of gaming features.

Players can choose from five new pets: a dog, two cats, a fox and a wolf. Players purchase a pet card through the Nexon Cash Shop and can personalize the pet by naming it. Pets run and attack faster than humans and have skills just like human characters, allowing pets to level up to improve attacks and skills. Each pet has its own distinctive appearance and skill set; a cat might be able to wield powerful magic while a wolf utilizes powerful melee attacks. The benefits of pet ownership, such as extra inventory space and battlefield assistance, truly shine as pets age and grow alongside their owners.

Pets aren’t the only addition to Mabinogi this month. The next update, which is scheduled for June 25, adds five more pets and will feature a new boss monster, dungeon, and the chance for players to learn a high level magic spell, the new Thunder spell. Players able to master this spell will be able to strike multiple monsters at once. Seiren is the latest boss monster in Mabinogi and her glasses and masks are rare items in the fantasy life which can only be obtained through a unique attack. Players should also look out for Fleta, a new roving merchant who sells several unique items.

Mabinogi’s riveting storyline, distinctive art style and plethora of gameplay choices has beguiled millions of players around the world into celebrating the fantasy life. As with all of Nexon’s offerings, Mabinogi is free to play. To sign up or learn more, go to Screenshots and other assets are available through the Nexon public relations department.

About Nexon America Inc.

Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer 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 the world famous franchise MapleStory, the online multiplayer dance game, Audition and the new fantasy life of Mabinogi. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the Item Selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.


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Nexon America Inc.


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Nexon America Inc.


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