Last Friday The Wall Street Journal published a?story?about EA putting more muscles on online services. Check it out for yourself. The title is “Electronic Arts Makes Big Play for Online Services? Videogame Publisher to Unveil Plans for Web Version of Its Popular Tiger Woods Golf Game; Some Titles Will be Free”
Archive for May, 2009
Ntreev USA announced today that it will launch Season 4 of its online casual golf game, Pangya (팡야?in Korean), in North America this?July. Up until March, another US publisherOGPlanet has been publishing Pangya.
Ntreev USA is a sister company of Ntreev Soft, developer of Pangya, so it seems like a natural move for them.?Ntreev USA currently publishes?the anime MMORPG Trickster Online Revolution, online action brawler?Grand Chase and the online casual golf game, Pangya.
Looks like another Korean publisher is trying to make it on their own in the US. GameHi is self-publishing the famous FPS game, Sudden Attack, which has more than 30 M users over 10 countries. CBT will be up and running by May 31 in US.
Thanks to strong performance of games like?Fantasy Westward Journey?(夢幻西遊), NetEase reported that the revenue has gone up by 20% year-on-year. See?Gamasutra for more information.
Neople, Korea-based developer, announced that the company will launch Dungeon Fighter Online?(던전앤파이터: kor) with local publishing partner, Gamania, in Taiwan, Hong??Kong and Macao in 3Q.
So far Dungeon Fighter reached 190,000 CCU in China and more than 1 M RUs in?Korea, China and Japan combined all together.