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Nexon’s Blue Archive adds new student, Kokona

Blue Archive Kokona


  • From Shanhaijing Senior Secondary School, it’s Striker Kokona
  • Friday, March 24 Special Live Stream, Go! Go! Kivotos!
  • Third place in the Popular Game category at the Bahamut Game & Animation Awards

SEOUL – March 22, 2023 – Nexon Korea Corp (CEO: Jung-Hun Lee) announced on Tuesday, March 21 that the coming update for their hit game, Blue Archive, developed by subsidiary Nexon Games (CEO: Yong-Hyun Park), will feature Kokona as a new student.

Blue Archive’s newest student, Kokona, is a Piercing Striker from the Shanhaijing Senior Secondary School. When using her EX Skill, Great Job, she recovers the HP of one ally and herself and earns one Stamp of Praise. Alongside Kokona, Shun’s Pick-Up Recruitment will be added, and Pick-Up Recruitments for Kirino, Shun (Small) and Saya (Casual) will be returning.

The event story, “Playing Tag at Neverland,” is also returning. In this event story, Shun, who has been turned into her younger self by a youth elixir, gets into all sorts of trouble while running around the academy.

Along with this, a special live stream, Go! Go! Kivotos! has been announced. It will be available on Friday, March 24 on the official YouTube channel and will feature commentary from the developers, as well as information on digital merch, exciting collaborations, and offline events.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, March 8, the game was ranked third in the popular game category at the Bahamut Game & Animation Awards for the second year in a row, proving once again the popularity of Blue Archive.

For more information on this update and on Kokona, please visit the official Blue Archive communities.

Additionally, the result of a survey, “Who’s Your Favorite Students?” has been announced on Blue Archive’s official Discord server. Hina was ranked first place, Azusa for second place, and Aris was ranked in third place. The top three students will be made into an in-game banner to advertise the official Blue Archive Discord server. More information can be viewed on the official Blue Archive Discord server.

  • Blue Archive Official Forum: [LINK]
  • Blue Archive Official Discord: [LINK]
  • Blue Archive Official Twitter: [LINK]
  • Blue Archive Official Facebook: [LINK]

About NEXON Co., Ltd. https://company.nexon.co.jp/en/

Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development and operation of online games and Virtual Worlds. First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon was placed on JPX400 in 2015 and added to the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. In 2020, Nexon was added to the Nikkei 225. Nexon currently has more than 45 live games on multiple platforms including mobile and available in more than 190 countries. Major game franchises include MapleStory, KartRider and Dungeon&Fighter. In 2021, Nexon completed the acquisition of Embark Studios AB, a company based in Stockholm, Sweden, developing multiple projects for global release.

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