|Industry||Mobile game |
|Founded||March 1, 2000|
|Headquarters||Guro District, Seoul, South Korea|
|Park Sean (CEO)|
|KRW 294 billion (2016)|
|KRW 209 billion (2016)|
|Total assets||KRW 1,957 billion (2016)|
|Total equity||KRW 1,310 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
|3,000 non-consolidated in Korea (2016)|
|Subsidiaries||Hybe Corporation (19.90%)|
Kung Fu Factory
Jam City, Inc. (minority stake)
Netmarble developed Lineage 2: Revolution in 2015 and released to the public that same year. As of 2019 L2R became one of the highest-grossing mobiles in the market; exceeding 924 million dollars in 11 months since its release. Currently, Netmarble continues to update and bring new content to L2R.
Netmarble produces role-playing mobile games. As of 2015, it had more than 3,000 employees and served over 120 countries worldwide. In May 2017, Bang took the company public, raising $2.4 billion.
Netmarble has developed mobile games including Seven Knights, Raven (Evilbane in the U.S.) and Everybody's Marble. It also claims a large shareholder stake in SGN, a casual game developer, and has a strategic partnership with CJ ENM.
In April 2018, Netmarble acquired 25.71% in Big Hit Entertainment, the agency of Korean boy group BTS and TXT, becoming its second largest shareholder. As of 2021, Netmarble owns 19.31% of the Big Hit Entertainment after it changed its name to HYBE Corporation
Netmarble and Disney's partnership significantly deteriorated near the end of 2018 when the former announced that it can no longer support Disney Magical Dice and Star Wars: Force Arena, and eventually shut down both games, leaving Future Fight as the only Disney-based game it supported.
On August 20, 2021, the company established a subsidiary label known as Metaverse Entertainment which partnered up with Kakao Entertainment to manage musical artists. Five days later, Kabam released a sequel to Future Fight, titled Marvel Future Revolution, which was an ambitious online open-world superhero action RPG that ran on Unreal Engine 4, employed several notable voice actors and offered a more cinematic presentation. On January 25, 2023, the label debuted a virtual girl-group known as Mave:.
Following the poor performance of Future Revolution, Netmarble announced the game's shutdown in the summer of 2023.
|2003||GunZ: The Duel||MAIET Entertainment||Netmarble||Publisher in Korea only|
|Grand Chase||KOG Studios||Netmarble||One of many publishers|
|2007||SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online||Softmax||Netmarble|
|2008||Uncharted Waters Online||Koei Tecmo||Netmarble||Publisher in North America and Europe only|
|District 187: Sin Streets||Netmarble||Netmarble|
|2014||Seven Knights||Netmarble Nexus||Netmarble|
|2015||Marvel: Future Fight||Netmarble Monster||Netmarble|
|2016||Lineage 2: Revolution||Netmarble Neo||Netmarble|
|2017||Star Wars: Force Arena||Netmarble Monster||Netmarble||Shut down on January 12, 2019|
|Arena of Valor||TiMi Studio Group||Netmarble||Publisher only in Korea|
|2018||The King of Fighters All Star||Netmarble Neo||Netmarble|
|BTS World||Takeone Company Corp||Netmarble|
|2020||Seven Knights 2||Netmarble Nexus||Netmarble|
|Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross||Netmarble F&C||Netmarble|
|2021||Marvel Future Revolution||Netmarble Monster||Netmarble|
|2022||Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds||Netmarble Neo||Netmarble|
|2023||Paragon: The Overprime||Netmarble F&C||Netmarble|
|Game of Thrones||Netmarble Neo||Netmarble|
|Tower of God: New World||Netmarble||Netmarble||In all countries on July 27, 2023|
|Shangri-La Frontier||Netmarble Nexus||Netmarble|
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- "메타버스엔터테인먼트, 공식 회사 홈페이지 오픈" [Metaverse Entertainment opens its official company website]. Ch netmarble. November 8, 2022. Retrieved February 12, 2023.
- Jang, Woo-young (January 11, 2023). "메이브, 4인조 완전체 비주얼 첫 공개…러블리→힙 '4色 매력'" [Mave, 4-member complete visual first released...Lovely→Hip 'Charm of 4 Colours']. Osen (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 15, 2023. Retrieved February 12, 2023.
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