Tag: Perfect World

DOTA2 for Asia is preparing

DOTA2 from Valve is preparing for the service in Asia. Perfect World announced that the publishing contract for DOTA2 service in China was done on the 10th of July.  Who will be DOTA2. Korean publisher? It is Nexon. Valve and Nexon have been in conversation over DOTA2 Korean service during the first half of the year. Nexon told that nothing is official because the contract is not made yet.

Nexon and Valve has been working together since they co-developed Counterstrike Online in 2007. Counterstrike Online is successful in China, Korea, and Taiwan. They announced Counterstrike Online 2 in February, 2012.

Nexon uses Source Engine to developed Vindictus and announced Dungeon&Fighter Online and Vindictus will be serviced through Steam as well.

[Perfect World] Introduces its 4th Game in Korea

Perfect World is partnering with CJ Internet one more time to publish its 4th MMORPG, Fantasy Zhu Xian (주선 온라인: Kor), in Korea. Its first CBT kicks off on April 8th till 11th.

[Korea] Weekly Update

It’s been a while since I posted this series last so enjoy~

1. Unreal Engine Seminar

First it’s nothing to do with game launch but Epic Games Korea is hosting Unreal Engine Seminar from 19th to 20th in Korea. Epic Games?established a Epic Games Korea last June and now went on its mission to educate partners in Korea.

2. Mabinogi Heroes’s Grand Open (Jan 21)

After this Grand Open, users who didn’t buy a premium package can log in from home.

3. Red Cliff (赤壁: Chi, 적벽: Kor) Pre OBT (1/19~20)

Perfect World’s RedCliff is entering Pre OBT without any CBT in Korea. KTH is an operating partner in Korea.

4. Wind-Up Enters Hot Stove League (1/19~31)

KHT’s upcoming realistic baseball game Wind-Up pitches realism in it. Fyi, this Hot Stove League is equivalent to OBT.

5. Cannon Kings Enters the 4th CBT (1/20~22)

Cannon Kings developed by Bluesom and operated by Joara

6. Come On Baby! All Stars Enters 1st CBT (1/21~31)

A famous arcade game turns into online thanks to its developer EX Potato.

[Perfect World] Kung Foo! Enters CBT

Perfect World Entertainment‘s upcoming MMO Kung Foo! is now in CBT.

[Korea] 5 Key Trends for 2009 – ① The Invasion of the Chinese Games

Chinese games, Zombie, non-targeting systems, auto mouse, and browser-based games are the key trends for 2009 in the Korean online gaming market.

This is the first installment in the five-part series- the invasion of the Chinese games.

This year Korean publishers rushed to publish Chinese games; Pixel Soft’s?Journey to Fairyland aka JTF (심선: Kor, ?仙: Chi) by CJ Internet, Perfect World’s?Murim Story (무림외전: Kor,?武林外?: Chi) by EYA Interactive, FuLaDe Entertainment’s?天尊 Online (천존협객전: Kor) by Liveplex are cases in point. These games have been launched in Korea during 1H09.

And there are more to come. Korean major publishers signed a licensing deal with Chinese developers: Beijing Game World Tech’s Battlestar Online and Perfect World’s Zuxian Online (?仙: Chi, 주신: Kor) by CJ Internet, Perfect World’s Red Cliff (赤壁: Chi, 적벽: Kor) by KTH (Paran), Sohu’s 天龍八部 (천룡팔부: Kor) by Alt1, and The9′s World of Fight (名?三?WOF: Chi)

The reason for the flourish is the success of Perfect World (完美世界: Chi, 완미세계: Kor)?in Korea. Also Chinese games filled the void caused by delayed Korean games. Players found Chinese games alternative to Korean games because of a) the high quality and b) somewhat familiar yet still new contents. Most Chinese games brought to Korea had already gone through the phases of commercial services in China so the stability and contents availability won Korean publishers over as well.?Towards the 2H09, however, the blockbuster Korean games started dampening the popularity of Chinese game.

All in all, with other Chinese games lined up in the pipeline and major updates for existing games, Chinese games are expected to flourish in the Korean online gaming market.

<Butterfly?Sword?Online (流星蝴蝶劍: Chi, 유성호접검:Kor) developed by Nineyou?is planning to launch in Korea by 2010>