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Dragon Nest SEA Officially Launched
Jul 2,2011 11:07 by Sara Lau1
Shanda Games International (SDGi) is proud to unveil the Closed Beta and Open Beta dates for Dragon Nest SEA, the World’s No.1 MO Action RPG, during the Official Signing Ceremony with Eyedentity Games (Developer) at the Resort World Sentosa, Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore.
Over 100,000 players have signed up for Dragon Nest SEA Closed Beta and a selected 20,000 players can look forward to experiencing the thrills of the game on 13 July 2011 during the launch of Dragon Nest SEA Closed Beta. This is an exclusive access for selected players with activated CBT Keys. The Closed Beta period will end on 19 July 2011, 6 days after the launch. Those without CBT Keys may look forward to the Dragon Nest SEA Open Beta launch in the month of August where it will be opened to all.
Eyedentity Games Inc. has officially announced Dragon Nest to be the World’s No. 1 MO Action RPG (Multiplayer Online Action Role-Playing Game). The total concurrent users (CCU) from Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China stands at 800,000 with 60 million registered users. Over in the West, Nexon is the game’s publisher for U.S and Canada where they had just finished their Closed Beta launch with remarkable success.
Backed by the proprietary ‘Eternity Engine’ developed by Eyedentity Games to ensure exceptional performance even on lower-end computers, Dragon Nest SEA pushes new boundaries in the gaming sphere whether in terms of gameplay, graphics or technology.
Apart from traditional MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), Dragon Nest SEA offers a new gameplay system termed as MO (Multiplayer Online) action. This allows players to engage in solo PVE (Player vs Environment) play in instanced dungeons without potential latency issues and disruptions caused by having a large number of players in the same area. By spreading out the number of players in the same area at any one time, more robust and intensive graphics can be delivered to one and all. This system also brings player interaction to a whole new level, delivering an unparalleled RPG experience like no other.
Offering his congratulations, Mr. Thomas Lim, Director of the Interactive Media, Games and Publishing, Media Development Authority (MDA) says, “We welcome Shanda Game International’s initiative to premiere its blockbuster game Dragon Nest SEA in Singapore. Singapore’s robust protection for intellectual property and vibrant games sector makes the country an ideal location for game publishers to launch their game titles for the regional market. Various government agencies have been working closely to build a conducive ecosystem for the games sector. With the localising of Dragon Nest SEA in Singapore, MDA will be supporting Shanda Games International in the further localisation of this title, and other games that Shanda Games International has in the pipeline.”
“Shanda Games International is thankful to receive strong support from the Singapore Government, including EDB, IDA and MDA, since the company set up its head office here in Singapore,” says Mr. Addison Kang, Vice-President of Shanda Games International. “Coupled with the government’s support for local game publishers to develop strategic and operating capabilities, localization and distribution, Singapore has been positioned as a valuable partner to international game companies looking to reach out to players from South East Asia.”
Cherry Credits (http://www.cherrycredits.com)
Shanda Games International has appointed Cherry Credits as the official payment system and the official game channeling platform for Dragon Nest SEA. A secure payment platform for online games, Cherry Credits currently has a reach of over 2 million gamers. The company also developed a web 2.0 game community platform which allows game developers to launch their games to reach out to regional gamers. Taking the platform one step further, Cherry Credits’ channeling service will offer a full spectrum of support options to help game developers monetize their games.
Dragon Nest SEA is proud to support Alienware’s Plays Best On initiative, an outreach program to millions of savvy gamers, an influential group who constantly seek the best in hardware and software for the ultimate gaming performance. Through this collaboration, Alienware hopes to reach out to the gaming community, as well as provide them with a superior gaming experience using Alienware’s cutting edge technology. Shanda Games International and Eyedentity Games are committed to work with Alienware to deliver the best gaming experience to the community.
TGX 2011 (featuring Dragon Nest)
Dragon Nest SEA has been selected as the featured game for TGX 2011, one of Singapore’s major game show happening from 9 -11 September 2011 at the Singapore Expo, in conjunction with the World Cyber Games (WCG). The comprehensive PVP (Player vs Player) system of Dragon Nest SEA will be one of the main highlights during the show and players can expect lots of Dragon Nest SEA exclusive merchandise during the exhibition period.
Network and Infrastructure:
Shanda Games International has chosen Singapore as a launch base for Dragon Nest SEA due to the island’s extensive IT infrastructure and hi-speed Internet connection. Starhub is the official host for the Dragon Nest SEA service, delivering hi-speed Internet connection to all players. For utmost player gaming satisfaction, the Dragon Nest SEA service is connected to the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN) with an unprecedented speed of up to 10Gbps fiber network for the ultimate gaming experience.
“Singapore’s ICT ecosystem has enabled many of the world’s top game publishers to host games here,” says Shanda Games Vice-President, Mr. Addison Kang. “IDA’s NGNBN initiative provides the necessary hi-speed connection which in turn delivers a great gamer experience.
The theme song for Dragon Nest SEA, The Eternal Path, was sung, written, composed and arranged single-handedly by the highly talented Erutan, affectionately known as katethegreat19 (http://www.youtube.com/user/katethegreat19) to her Youtube fans.
Based in the U.S, Erutan grew up in a music studio and has known music all her life. She started violin at the tender age of 2 and went on to win several competitions in classical violin. As a teen, she immersed herself in many different fields of music by playing violin and rebec in various Celtic and Medieval groups, learning a myriad of other instruments, and discovering her intense love for composition and singing. She released her debut original album, “Raindancer” last November.
An avid gamer, she has always been inspired by the soundtracks of RPGs (Role-Playing Games), and writing music for games is a dream she holds close to her heart. When not working on original music, she arranges vocal covers of RPG melodies on Youtube. She currently has more than 33,000 fans worldwide.
Celebrity Blogger Collaboration:
Shanda Games International is proud to introduce Miyake Wong as the official representative for Dragon Nest SEA’s Archer character. A well-known celebrity blogger in the local blogosphere, Miyake has worked with major international brands like Nokia, Samantha Thavasa and Canon. She currently blogs full-time at http://www.myfatpocket.com/miyake/.
Miyake is an avid gamer, who loves both online and console RPG (Role-Playing Games). She is attracted to vivid graphics and cool character skills.
For further information, please contact:
Shanda Games International Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6747 6676
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