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Dungeon Fighter Online is closing shop
Posted on April 02, 2013 by Nickolai Niver

Back in 2009 I spied a pretty unique concept for an MMO. A game not unlike famous arcade side-scrollers from the past like Golden Axe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade. This particular MMO was known as Dungeon Fighter Online, and was done by the famous F2P lords, Nexon. It would seem though, that Dungeon Fighter Online is on its last legs.

Nexon has announced today that they are stopping support for the side-scrolling Dungeon Fighter. Their reasons for this are listed as such:

"Sadly, Dungeon Fighter Online has not attracted enough player interest to properly service the game.  Internally, we struggled deeply with the popularity of DFO in North America as the title is immensely popular overseas.  For more than three years, we went through many milestones and several pushes before we came to this very difficult decision."

It would appear that poor profits have cost the F2P title its job, and Nexon is already setting up a plan to disable it in steps. The first step happens this month. Come April 11th, DFOs cash shop will be closed. After that point players will not be able to purchase any further skins or boosts. On June 13th, the servers will shut down for good. Fortunately, Nexon is offering a bit of a refund policy.

"We will compensate players for the purchase of unused or partially-used Permanent and Durational items purchased within the past six months. The dollar value is correlated with the time of purchase, the status of the item, etc."

It's a sad day when an MMO dies. However, we still have it for another 3 months, so enjoy it while you can.

Nickolai Niver - Staff Writer nic (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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