NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading game developer and operator in the People’s Republic of China, has announced a new licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. on the development of NetDragon’s first 3D massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG).
The game will be based on EA’s Dungeon Keeper Online line of games—including themes, characters and other game content. As part of this agreement, NetDragon will develop the game and will obtain the exclusive licence to operate and distribute Dungeon Keeper Online throughout the Greater China region, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
“Our partnership with this internationally renowned game developer is proof of our capabilities in game operations and development as well as a reflection of our market reputation,” said Liu Dejian, Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon, in a prepared statement.
“We are confident that Dungeon Keeper Online will not only become successful in the Greater China region but also achieve remarkable results overseas,” added Mr Liu.
Jon Niermann, President of EA Asia Pacific said the partnership would extend his company’s product reach throughout the Greater China region.
Dungeon Keeper is a PC strategy game first released by EA in July 1997.