Atlantica Online will soon find itself under the publishing arm of Nexon, who as of March 22nd, 2011 will be assuming the role of hosting and publishing the game. The migration will also adopt the NX Cash used by Nexon for in-game microtransactions that can be used for all the games in Nexon's catalogue of free-to-play games. In order to continue playing, players will need to convert their Atlantica Online accounts to Nexon accounts by the end of the transition period on April 19th, 2011. Players that convert their accounts before that date will get a few in-game bonus items.
The migration will help pave the way for new content and Nexon has promised improvements to gameplay and server efficiency as part of the move. Check out the Transition FAQ and official press release after the break for more details.
Nexon begins hosting Atlantica Online starting March 22 in North America
Nexon, the leading publisher of online microtransaction-based games, will begin publishing and servicing Atlantica Online in North America on March 22. Atlantica Online is a strategic turn-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) game developed by Ndoors, a wholly owned game development studio of Nexon. Previously operated directly by NDoors, the service migration to NexonÂs platform will introduce improvements to gameplay, increase server efficiency and pave the way for new content for North American players.
The service migration will result in the adoption of NX Cash as the currency for purchasing in-game items and add-ons via the Item Mall, as well as support for Atlantica Online on NexonÂs web properties. NX Game cards are widely available at thousands of retail locations, which will provide greater convenience for players. The migration will also provide players with uniform access to NexonÂs catalogue of online games and introduce a new way for players to interact with other fans and provide feedback to the Atlantica Online team. To ensure the transition is a smooth process for all players, the migration process will have a discretionary period beginning soon lasting through the second half of April.
Several improvements to the game have already occurred, such as the removal of the Stamina system in February. North American players will have a vast amount of new content to look forward to when the migration is finalized in March, such as the Three Kingdoms content update scheduled to take place on April 5.
ÂAtlantica OnlineÂsÂ full transition into the Nexon family is another way that Nexon is providing players with a wide variety of engaging, quality games,Â said Daniel Kim, CEO of Nexon America. ÂNot only does Atlantica Online add to NexonÂs growing list of online games, the Nexon community will benefit as a whole from the influx of new players who will become part of the larger Nexon player community.Â
In the coming weeks, Nexon will keep the Atlantica Online community informed with a series of updates to the Atlantica Online website, Nexon forums, and engage directly with fans via developer hosted chats, videos and announcements.
ÂThe transition to Nexon is an important step forward for Atlantica Online and our players,Â said Tae Gon Kim of NDoors, Atlantica OnlineÂs lead designer. ÂThe resources that Nexon provides to its creative teams will allow Atlantica Online to reach new heights of gameplay excellence.Â
For more information about Atlantica OnlineÂs migration, players can visit http://www.nexon.net/.