NetDragon’s New Game “Way of the Five”
honoured by the PRC Ministry of Culture
by being included in its third list of
“Healthy Online Games for Youngsters”
[18 February 2008, Hong Kong] One of the leading game developers and operators in the PRC, NetDragon Websoft Inc. (“NetDragon“or the “Company“, with its subsidiary collectively the “Group“; Stock Code: 8288.HK) is pleased to announce that its new game “Way of the Five” has been honoured by the PRC Ministry of Culture’s Examination Committee for Game Content (“the PRC Ministry of Culture”) by being included in its third list of “Healthy Online Game for Youngsters”.
The PRC Ministry of Culture announced its first and second lists of “Healthy Online Game for Youngsters” on 5th August 2005 and 24th January 2006 respectively. To get a place on this list, games must originate from the PRC, be intellectually stimulating, and provide recreation that is also educational. Games included in the third list of “Healthy Online Game for Youngsters” were selected from several dozen games recommended by the general public. The list is provided to help both parents and the general public make informed decisions when selecting online games for young people for the winter vacation.
The online game “Way of the Five”, which is ready to be launched by the Group, is based on the old Chinese story about the creation of the world. It aims to create a warm, friendly and healthy gaming environment, encouraging a spirit of unity and interdependence, and promoting good communication and interaction between players. The Group expects to officially launch “Way of the Five” in the second quarter of 2008.
Mr. Liu Dejian, Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon, said, “Over the past few years we have been striving to develop games which are healthy and intellectually stimulating. We are very pleased that “Way of the Five” has been recommended by the PRC Ministry of Culture. Looking ahead, we will continue to develop new games, enhancing our profitability and bringing optimal returns for our shareholders.”
Background information on NetDragon Websoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the leading online game developers and operators in the PRC. The Group’s portfolio consists 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 games in various styles, with its current offerings including the games Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, Tou Ming Zhuang Online, Monster & Me, and Era of Faith. These games have also been offered in various languages including English, French and Spanish to diversify the player base for revenue generation. The Group has three developing games in the pipeline, namely Happiness Q, Piao Miao Online, and Heroes of Might and Magic Online. NetDragon was listed on the GEM board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 2 November 2007 (Stock Code: 8288.HK).