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Nexon developing game based on Ghost in the Shell cyborg cop series

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Korean free-to-play online games developer Nexon will develop and publish a game based on Kodansha Ltd's series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the company announced today.

The game will follow the storylines of the first three seasons of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the animated television series adapted from the eponymous source material manga by Masamune Shirow.

The manga, first released in 1989, is set in the year 2030, where people have discovered and refined the technology to turn humans into cyborgs. The series follows the military officers and detectives of Public Security Section 9 in the fictional Japanese city of New Port. The group is tasked with bringing down terrorists and hacker, and there is a special emphasis on squad member and full-bodied cyborg Motoko Kusanagi.

"We are very pleased to have given the opportunity to work with Kodansha in the development of games for the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex franchise, which is highly popular worldwide," said Nexon CEO Seungwoo Choi in a press release. "We will add Nexon's wide-ranging experiences and know-how to the original creation in order to develop high quality games to meet the expectations of all its fans."