HONG KONG, Sept. 22, 2009 — NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading online game developer and operator in China (“NetDragon” with its subsidiaries collectively known as the “Group”; Stock Code: 777), announced the launch of open beta testing for the Arabic version of its successful game “Conquer Online” at 9a.m. Beijing time, September 22, 2009.
(NetDragon Launches Open Beta Testing for ‘Conquer Online’ Arabic Version)
Since its debut in 2003, “Conquer Online” has been released in various languages and won acclaim among its players in more than 100 countries and regions in the world. Apart from its traditional quintessential qualities, such as the oriental martial arts style and five professional play modes, the Arabic version of “Conquer Online” has added Arabian style costumes and will launch religious festive tasks based on “Ramadan” and “Lesser Bairam.” More tasks like “Corban Festival” and professional modes like “Ninja” will be launched successively.
Liu Luyuan, executive director and CEO of NetDragon, said: “In 2004, NetDragon pioneered independent operations by a Chinese company in the overseas game market. We are currently one of the largest online game exporters in China. With the open alpha testing of the Arabic version of “Conquer Online” at the beginning of this year, Conquer Online boasts the first-ever large-scale Chinese online game that has successfully entered the Middle East and North African market, registering a steadily increasing number of online players. In recent years, we’ve seen a rapid growth in the number of Arabic netizens, which shows the relatively huge potential for growth in the online game market of this region. NetDragon will remain focused on the emerging online game markets including the Arabic region, endeavoring to provide players worldwide with excellent interactive entertainment experiences.”
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China’s online gaming industry. Established in 1999, NetDragon has been operating and developing a broad range of MMORPGs since launching its first self-made title Monster & Me in 2002. In addition, NetDragon is China’s pioneer in overseas expansion, having directly operated its titles in overseas markets since 2004 in English and other foreign languages.
The Group’s game portfolio comprises a range of massively multiplayer online games that cater to various types of players and gaming preferences. Current offerings include the games Way of the Five, Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, and Heroes of Might & Magic Online, among others. The Group also has several games currently in development, including Tian Yuan, Disney Fantasy Online, CJ7 Online, Dungeon Keeper Online and a new version of Ultima Online.
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NetDragon Websoft Inc.
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