(23 February 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) launched today a new Chinese language expansion pack – “Expanding Horizons” – for Zero Online. Following the launch of the previous expansion pack “Core Storm” in October 2008, “Expanding Horizons” provides a new “robot combine” function which players can utilize to create their own perfect transformers and experience unprecedented and amazing enjoyment.
Mr. Liu Dejian, Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon said, “The release of ‘Expanding Horizons’ once again demonstrates NetDragon’s commitment to its customers, as we continue to support the desires of our loyal player base. And through an expanding and innovative product portfolio, in combination with strengthened domestic and global marketing, we aim to attract and satisfy more of the world’s gaming enthusiasts and build upon our pioneering achievements in the online gaming industry.”
Zero Online is the first 2.5D MMORPG developed in China that is set in a science-fiction universe with robot avatars. It was well received by players both in China and overseas markets since its launch in April 2007. The game was granted the “Most Anticipated Online Game in 2007” by the China Game Chart in 2006 and named the “Top Ten Most Popular Online Games among Players” at 2007 Golden Plume Awards and “Top Ten Most Popular 2D Online Games Among Mainland Chinese Players” by the Online Game Chart in 2007. NetDragon has already launched the English and Spanish version of Zero Online in European and American markets, as well as a traditional Chinese version in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. On 9 February 2009, the Group announced that it will launch Zero Online in Vietnam which is expected to gain popularity in that locale.
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 Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, Tou Ming Zhuang Online, Heroes of Might and Magic Online, Era of Faith, and Monster & Me. 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 Way of the Five, Tian Yuan, Disney Fantasy Online and Dungeon Keeper Online, which are expected to be launched from the first quarter of 2009.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. Launches New Expansion Pack for Zero Online – “Expanding Horizons” Page 2
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