Korean studio Redduck, which developed popular free-to-play game Alliance of Valiant Arms
, has partnered with publisher NHN Japan to release its latest MMO first-person shooter Metro Conflict: Presto
in the Japanese market.
NHN is also set to publish Metro Conflict
in Korea through its Hangame service, the largest game portal in the country. The corporation will launch the MMOFPS in Japan exclusively through Hangame Japan hub, but it hasn't announced yet whether the title will appear on its Ourgame portal in China or ijji service in the U.S.
Redduck made a name for itself after debuting Alliance of Valiant Arms in 2007, which was praised for its graphics, a year after the South Korean studio was founded. NHN brought the game to the States, while Tencent hosted its servers in China, Gamechu did the same in Japan, and Wartown handled it in Taiwan.
As with Alliance of Valiant Arms
, Metro Conflict
is powered by Unreal Engine 3. Players take part in "near future" military conflicts, and can jump into an urban battlefield either by themselves or with friends. It features various character classes, an arms system for wielding two weapons simultaneously, and more.
"We are very pleased with our partnership with NHN Japan," said Redduck CEO SeunTaek, according to a report
from Korean industry news site This Is Game. "We will do our best to make it the number one FPS in the Japanese market with our years of experience."
Neither company has announced a launch date for Metro Conflict in any region.