Nexon Korea recently held a promotional campaign for the latest update for Mabinogi Heroes (Vindictus), titled as “Shadow and Light”. When the official promotional artwork was shown, gamers were stunned to see an uncanny resemblance to the one used by Blizzard Entertainment for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The main character, Malthael, can be spotted underneath the Nexon image.
Subsequently, on 30 April, Nexon Korea recalled the image, and apologized for the “lapse”, stating an internal investigation will be carried out and there “will not be any more” of such cases. This is not the first time Nexon Korea had been caught using artwork from other works, as titles such as Dungeon & Fighter and Cyphers were nabbed red-handed before as well.