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Nekcom raises $8m, opens new US studio

Wuhan-based developer has eyes set on international growth

Chinese studio Nekcom has raised $8 million in a round of Series A funding in order to fuel game development, R&D and international expansion.

The round was led by Galaxy Interactive, and firm partner and co-head Ryan You will join Nekcom's board of directors.

Nekcom is best known as the maker of the Dying: 1883 and Dying: Reborn, and is currently working on a post apocalyptic title for PlayStation and PC, Showa American Story.

To support its international growth, the Wuhan-based studio recently appointed Kimmy Li as CEO of Nekcom USA. Li will focus on building and leading a team in the US from the studio's new office in Manhattan, New York.

"The U.S. has been strategically important for Nekcom since day one, as we are focused on our high-level console and PC game development," said Nekcom founder and chairman Xiangyu Luo. "Our development team in China will benefit from her vast business experience as we continue development of both our Dying and Showa series."

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