The9 Korea Co., Ltd. ("The9 Korea"), an online game operator and developer in Korea and a wholly-owned subsidiary of The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NVTY) ("The9"), has entered into an agreement with Night Owl Games for the exclusive license to operate Dungeon Overlord, 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 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 commented. "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)."