[27 April 2009, Hong Kong] NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading game developer and operator in the PRC (“NetDragon” with its subsidiaries collectively known as the “Group”, stock code:777) announced that The Warlords, the English version of Tou Ming Zhuang Online, entered its open beta testing on April 24. The Warlords is a 2.5 D MMORPG game jointly created by NetDragon and China Film Group, sharing the same story as the film titled The Warlords. It exhibits traditional Chinese martial arts through complicated stories set in the late Qing Dynasty.
Liu Luyuan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NetDragon, said: “We are excited to release The Warlords for foreign audiences, as this effort is a continuation of our strategy to expand market share abroad by cultivating our own research and development capability and proprietary intellectual property. We are a pioneer among Chinese game companies, having directly operated our games overseas since 2004, and having achieved revenue of RMB 149.6 million in 2008, up 24.1% year on year. We expect The Warlords to bolster our overseas operations, as the game promises to offer profound oriental martial arts elements to the world’s gamers.”
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the leading online game developers and operators in the PRC. The Group’s game portfolio comprises of 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 titles 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. For more details please visit http://www.nd.com.cn or http://www.nd.com.cn/ir .
For further information please contact:
NetDragon Websoft Inc.
Ms. Maggie Zhou (Investor Relations Department)
Tel: +86 591 87543120
Fax: +86 591 87541761
IR website: www.nd.com.cn/ir