AsianMedia to Release Exteel in Southeast Asia
Korean gaming giant NCsoft Corp., and Philippine-based Asian Media Development Group (AsianMedia) reached another partnership milestone with the contract signing for Exteel SEA last September 1, 2008. In a signed agreement, Asian Media earned the right to publish Exteel in the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. The contract is a testament to the ongoing partnership between the two companies. For NCsoft, this is its first time to allow in-house developed casual games to be serviced by a partner company abroad, in this case, AsianMedia. For AsianMedia, this would mark the company's entry to the free to play market.
Exteel was released on December 4, 2007 on a free-to-play system, under which players can play the game for free. It is being successfully serviced in South Korea, Taiwan, North America and various European countries.
Exteel is a third-person shooter online game where players control giant mechanaughts, or humanoid robots, against other online players. Fast paced, easy arcade controls and a rich selection of items best describe the extreme gameplay that Exteel offers. With Exteel, the two companies plan to expand the gamers experience. Plans are already in motion for the beta testing of Exteel on the 1st quarter of 2009. Gamers will be given first-hand experience on the new game's graphics, interactivity and gameplay. After a series of tests, the commercial launch will then follow shortly.
AsianMedia is a Philippine-based company but is now rapidly expanding their reach into Singapore and Malaysia. Only established in 1999, AMDG is the largest PC games distributor in the Philippines with a diverse cyber café network (more than 90% in the Philippines) and over 200 retail outlets. It is the official Philippine partner of NCsoft. For more information, please visit http://asianmedia.ph.
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, NCsoft Corporation is the world's leading developer and publisher of online games. Founded in 1997, NCsoft is home to Lineage, the world's most successful online role playing game and also to Lineage II, City of Heroes and City of Villains, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall and Tabula Rasa. In the coming months, NCsoft is poised to launch another role playing game named Aion, in addition to various casual games via its game portal, PlayNC. NCsoft has offices in North America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand. In fiscal year 2007, NCsoft posted revenues of KRW 333 billion. For more information about NCsoft visit http://www.ncsoft.com or http://www.PlayNC.com.
AsianMedia to Release Exteel in Southeast Asia Reviewed by Jepoy on 10/22/2008 10:52:00 PM Rating: