Is Disney Ready to Take Over Nexon? Possibly, According to a S. Korean Newspaper

The Korea Herald business section is reporting that Nexon Chairman Kim Jung-ju has approached Disney to discuss acquisition. Kim has said, “What I envy the most about Disney is that they do not force money out of kids. [Consumers] gladly pay Disney. Nexon has a long way to go. Some people hate Nexon to death.” Kim and his wife currently own 98.64% of Nexon stock and announced in January their intent to sell. Up to recently, the short list included, among others, Tencent, Kakao, and Netmarble.

Rumors Point to a ‘Destiny-Style Suicide Squad Game’

GamesRadar is reporting that a leak of marketing materials out of Warner Bros. have surfaced and seem to point to a new game set in the Batman: Arkham universe. It is rumored to include at least one “timed raid mission”, Gotham as “one of the playable areas”, multiplayers, loot, team-based gameplay, branching storylines and more. Documents point to a 2020 release date.

The Game That Never Would Be: Leaked Documents Show City of Heroes 2 Concepts

Back in 2008, NC Northern California presented their conceptual ideas for City of Heroes 2. The leaked Powerpoint presentation goes over the success of the original City of Heroes that launched in 2004 and made the case for a second game that would capitalized on “popular culture pumped” by recent cinema releases and on the strength of the company’s wholly original IP.

Anime-Inspired MMO, Caravan Stories, Headed to PlayStation 4 in July

Caravan Stories is an anime-inspired MMO that has been played “by more than two million adventurers” in Japan and it’s headed to North America and the PlayStation 4 this July. “When a flood of demons pours forth from a mysterious gate, the peaceful world of Iyarr is threatened. As one of six playable races, adventure across a vast, gorgeous world and save the land from being shrouded in shadow”.

Marvel Battle Lines Card Game Updated to Prepare for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Battle Lines mobile CCG is expanding today in preparation for the silver screen debut of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. The expansion will feature over 100 new cards with costumes, characters and abilities themed around Endgame. In addition, players will be able to take part in the brand new PvP mode with ten deck leaders including Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and Captain America.

Nexon Revs Up Peria Chronicles for an Upcoming Testing Opportunity in Korea

After a couple years of silence, Nexon is once again captivating gamers with a stealth South Korean registration for a testing opportunity from May 9th to May 12th. Players can register interest on the official site from now through May 2nd. There is little else known about what features will be present in the test and what type of test is actually being conducted. Still, it is exciting to see that it is still in development.

FYI: Assassin’s Creed Unity is Free on Uplay in Solidarity with Those Affected by the Burning of Notre Dame

From the FYI Files: Ubisoft has announced that it is donating 500,000 Euros to help rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris that was destroyed earlier this week in a catastrophic fire. In addition, the company has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity is free to all takers for the next week “in solidarity with everyone moved by Monday’s events”. Assassin’s Creed Unity is set in Paris and has a faithful reconstruction of Notre Dame and the city itself.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis Explores Greek Notions of the Afterlife

Ubisoft has sent out the first trailer for the second story arc DLC coming to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The Fate of Atlantis is a DLC that will come out in three separate chapters that features completely new locations. The first chapter is called Fields of Elysium will launch on April 23rd. Players will be able to get hold of new weapons and leverage the Ability Enhancement system. Players can change how existing skills behave.