[8 May 2009, Hong Kong] NetDragon Websoft Inc. (“NetDragon”), a leading online game developer and operator in the PRC (“NetDragon”, with its subsidiaries collectively know as the “Group”, stock code:777) announced the release of a new English language expansion pack, “The Divine Path”, for its fantasy online game, Eudemons Online, on May 8, 2009. The English version follows the launch of the Chinese language expansion pack (“Zhong Shen Gui Lai”) in January 2009, which features elements of Greek mythology and divine eudemons, offering a fresh experience to players, while maintaining the integrity of the original title. The launch of the English expansion pack is expected to bolster the influence of Eudemons Online in the overseas markets.
Liu Luyuan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NetDragon, said, “2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of NetDragon. We have made great achievements in game development and operation in the year to date. The new game, ‘Way of the Five’ has gained popularity among players, and ‘Zero Online’ debuted in Vietnam. The English version of ‘Tou Ming Zhuang Online’ has been released, and both Chinese and English versions of the new expansion pack for our flagship product, Eudemons Online are now available. We are looking forward to continuously increasing our market share in both home and overseas markets based on our commitment to R&D, thereby rewarding our global players with more quality entertainment products.”
Since its launch in 2006, Eudemons Online has gained tremendous popularity among markets and players, winning of several prestigious awards in the online game field. Versions in more than six languages have been launched including Portuguese, Malay and Indonesian. Eudemons Online has also enabled NetDragon to expand its overseas presence, making NetDragon an outstanding example of global expansion among China’s domestic online game vendors.
About NetDragon Websoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the leading online game developers and operators in the PRC. The Group’s game portfolio comprises a range of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) that cater to various types of players and gaming preferences. The Group has successfully developed and marketed many popular online titles of various styles. Its current offerings include the games Way of the Five, Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, Tou Ming Zhuang Online and Heroes of Might and Magic Online. Some of the games are also available in foreign languages, including English, French and Spanish. The Group also has four games currently in development, including Tian Yuan, Disney Fantasy Online, Dungeon Keeper Online and CJ7 Online, which are expected to be launched from 2009.
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