Netmarble F&C, Inc. is a subsidiary of Netmarble Corp. established in 2014 and known for developing successful titles, such as "The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross" and "Blade & Soul: Revolution."
"The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross" is an adventure RPG that embodies Japan's most commercially successful cartoon/anime, "Seven Deadly Sins," in unrivaled 3D graphics. In addition to the original famous lines and stories, each character's skills were reproduced as a spectacular battle scene, and various contents can be enjoyed through the skill card battle.
Based on top-of-the-line 3D graphics, "Blade & Soul: Revolution" is an MMORPG that embodies large open-field battles and community elements that encourages competition and cooperation amongst users.
"Metaverse World" is a platform being developed by Netmarble F&C that encompasses games, digital humans, entertainment, contents (webtoons, web novels), and commerce based on blockchain. For Metaverse World, Netmarble F&C established Metaverse Entertainment with a 100% equity investment in August of last year.
In order to achieve its mission, Netmarble F&C has partnered up with numerous companies, such as Kakao Entertainment, Unity Korea, Binance, Kidari Studio, and more. Moreover, "Metaverse VFX Lab", a facility where Metaverse technology is concentrated, is currently being built and will be completed in the first half of this year.
Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, and Netmarble F&C have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership to build a global Play-to-Earn (P2E) ecosystem and NFT offering.
Through the strategic partnership, the two teams will develop and contribute to the infrastructure of Binance Smart Chain (BSC) through BSC Application Side Chain (BAS). There will be a private chain for Netmarble to develop on the BSC GameFi sidechain and Netmarble will build GameFi projects that can grow the BSC GameFi ecosystem and the global P2E ecosystem.
On top of the technological collaboration, Binance and Netmarble have launched an Initial Game offering (IGO) on Binance NFT marketplace for the 3v3 battle royale game "Golden Bros," as well as conducted sales of the game NFT on Binance NFT marketplace.
Further opportunities to plug Netmarble into Binance’s crypto ecosystem to support the development of crypto use cases in future games are also being discussed. Furthermore, there are more long-term goals for the two parties to come, with details to be shared in due course.
Netmarble F&C has also signed a strategic partnership with the content company, Kidari Studio, for the development of game content and blockchain platform business. Through this MOU, Netmarble F&C will utilize the various IPs (Intellectual Properties) of Kidari Studio to develop games and metaverse content. Moreover, the IPs of Kidari Studio will also be used to jointly develop the IP NFT business with Netmarble F&C.
The contents by Kidari Studio will be realized on the new Metaverse World platform currently being developed by Netmarble F&C, known as CUBE. This Metaverse World and CUBE platform encompasses games, digital humans, entertainment, contents (webtoons, web novels), and commerce based on blockchain technology.
With this agreement, Kidari Studio will join Netmarble F&C’s blockchain platform and expand its global webtoon and web novel platform (Lezhin Comics, Bomtoon, DELITOON) businesses, and the cooperation will promote the realization of the Metaverse World.