Getting Caught Using Diablo III Art Makes Nexon Very Sorry

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Hrm. This sure looks look familiar, no? Yes, yes it does.

As tipster Sang points out, last night, Nexon released a patch for its MMORPG Vindictus. Included was new promo art that quickly reminded many Korean gamers of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls promo art.

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You don’t need a good memory for that! The expansion pack was released last year.

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Via, Ruliweb, here is a GIF comparison:

And a closer look:

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Online in South Korea, many gamers said this looks like a copy-paste job.

Last night, at 2AM South Korea time, Nexon removed the image and issued an apology, which stated (via Sang), “It was a major mistake not checking the source of the image.” Nexon promised this sort of thing would never happen again and are taking steps to ensure just that.

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But this isn’t the first time, it seems. In 2011, Nexon also got in trouble for allegedly copying lingerie from a Victoria Secret fashion show. The under armor in question was removed from the game. You can see a comparison below via Inven:

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DISCUSSION

dredfx
PaddyBastard

“Sir, Diablo III is one of the most popular RPGs of all time. It’s sold over 15 million copies across all platforms since its release in 2012.”

“Let’s steal their artwork. I’m certain no-one will notice.”