Seoul, Feb. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (GRVY) (“Gravity” or “Company”), a developer and publisher of online and mobile games based in South Korea, today announced its selected preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018 and business updates.
Revenues and Operating profit
Tentative consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 is KRW 111 billion and operating profit is KRW 12 billion.
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The preliminary fourth quarter 2018 figures are unaudited and subject to revision. Final results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018, will be provided our annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 on Form 20-F.
The balance of cash and cash equivalents and short-term financial instruments was KRW 95.5 billion as of December 31, 2018.
GRAVITY BUSINESS UPDATES
Ragnarok Online IP-based Games
- Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, an MMORPG mobile game
Gravity launched Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in North America, South America, and Oceania on January 9, 2019. The game is available in 43 regions across North America, South America, and Oceania and four languages including English, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. Based on revenues, the game is in the upper ranks of mobile games in Google Play Store / Apple App store in certain regions including Brazil, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Chile after launching, at its peak. Gravity also is preparing for the service in Japan during 2019.
- Ragnarok Web MMORPG, a web browser-based 3D new version of game
Ragnarok web MMORPG is scheduled to be launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau in the first half of 2019. The game upgraded the sequel to Ragnarok Prequel with delicate effects and full 3D. Ragnarok Prequel launched in Taiwan in July 2016.
- Ragnarok Adventurer, an 3D ARPG mobile game
Ragnarok Adventurer is scheduled to be launched in 2019. The game, the sequel to Ragnarok R, will feature 3D graphics, team play functions and real-time communication through voice chatting.
- Other Ragnarok Online IP-based games
A 3D Action MORPG mobile game, Ragnarok Spear of Odin, is expected to be launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau in the first half of 2019. The game was developed by NeoCyon, our Korean based subsidiary and Gravity also is preparing the other games based on Ragnarok Online IP.
RO Click H5, a HTML 5 version of idle game, is expected to launch in Korea in March 2019. The game is easy to access both mobile and PC web browsers without installing. Also, there are various social contents such as a guild or a chatting system. Gravity plans to launch this game globally in 2019.
Other IP games
- A MORPG mobile game, Dawn Break X RO Collaboration, launched in Korea on 29 January 2019. The game is a collaboration with Ragnarok’s characters and contents. It has various scenario and contents with quality live 2D graphics.
Our New Joint Venture/Subsidiary
Gravity established a Joint Venture in Indonesia with Lyto, which is our local licensee for Ragnarok Online for 15 years and a subsidiary in Thailand. Gravity will expand various game services including Ragnarok Online IP based games throughout Southeast Asia.
Gravity issued an investor presentation. The presentation contains the Company’s recent business updates, preliminary results of the fourth quarter in 2018 and Gravity’s business plan. The presentation can be found on the Company’s website under the IR Archives section at http://www.gravity.co.kr/en/ir/pds/list.asp. Korean and Japanese versions of the presentation are also provided on the website.
About GRAVITY Co., Ltd. ---------------------------------------------------
Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games. Gravity's principal product, Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan and Taiwan, and is currently commercially offered in 81 markets and countries. For more information about Gravity, please visit http://www.gravity.co.kr.
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