The9 Obtains Exclusive Rights from Night Owl Games To Publish Dungeon Overlord in Korea

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The9 Korea Co., Ltd. ("The9 Korea"), an online game operator and developer in Korea and a wholly-owned subsidiary of The9 Limited ("The9"), has entered into an agreement with Night Owl Games(R) for the exclusive license to operate Dungeon Overlord(TM), an online strategy game, in Korea.

Dungeon Overlord is a hardcore online strategy game in which thousands of online players take on the roles of evil tyrants with armies of fantasy creatures who will stop at nothing to conquer the world.

The game will be known as Dungeon Craft(TM) in Korean. The9 will launch a closed beta for the new title in November.

"We are very excited to obtain the exclusive operating rights in Korea for such a highly anticipated title," said Tony Park, CEO of The9 Korea. "Dungeon Overlord's (Craft) focus on hardcore strategy features like PvP warfare, resource management and player alliances will strongly appeal to the Korean market. We are convinced that the title will be a great success in Korea."

Night Owl Games decided to partner with The9 due to their history of accomplishment in the Asian online free-to-play games market.

"We are honored to partner with The9," says Chris Mayer, CEO, Night Owl Games. "The9 has a long history as having one of the world's best teams for running successful online games, and their expertise will guarantee players have the best possible experience when they jump into the world of Dungeon Overlord (Craft)."

About The9 Limited

The9 Limited is an online game operator and developer in China. The9 directly, or through affiliates, operates licensed MMORPGs including Soul of The Ultimate Nation(TM), Atlantica and Kingdom Heroes 2 Online in mainland China. The9 has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate other online games in mainland China, including Seoyugi, Planetside 2 and Free Realms. In addition, The9 operates its proprietary MMORPG World of Fighter, web and social games Tiny Kingdoms and Winning Goal in mainland China and overseas. The9 is also developing various proprietary games, including ShenXianZhuan, Firefall and other MMORPGs, web and social games. In 2010, The9 established its Mobile Business Unit to focus on mobile internet business.

About Night Owl Games:

Night Owl Games, LP was formed in 2008 and is located in Austin, Texas. Night Owl Games's mission is to bring rich, compelling, and deeply immersive content directly to your Internet browser that you can play anywhere you have an internet connection. Night Owl Games's first title, Dungeon Overlord(TM) is a massively multiplayer strategy game where you take the role of an evil overlord with intentions of conquering the world. Dungeon Overlord, Night Owl Games and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Night Owl Games, LP. All rights reserved.

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