7 th of August 2012, Moscow – Seoul. — NIKITA ONLINE and Liveplex are pleased to announce the publishing deal which brings the prominent Dragona Online MMORPG to the Russian market.
One of the leading Russian publishers of online games, NIKITA ONLINE continues strengthening its portfolio by striking the deal with Liveplex, the Korean games company. The partners have agreed on launching the prominent Dragona Online free-to-play MMORPG on the Russian market which still proves to be among the most rapidly developing in the world.
Dragona Online can boast an elaborate game universe created with great attention to detail. It features the ability to amplify the powers of the protagonist by the partial transformation into a dragon. Such an approach enriches the process of character development and adds a lot to the game’s atmosphere.
According to the survey conducted by NIKITA ONLINE in March 2012, 76% of Russian gamers prefer games in the fantasy settings. It makes Dragona Online a promising addition to current NIKITA ONLINE’s title line which comprises as of today 18 games of different genres across different platforms.
"It's a pleasure for us to publish Dragona Online in Russian," states NIKITA ONLINE's CEO Stepan Zotov. "Developed by the immensely professional Liveplex team, this game definitely caters for the tastes of Russian gamers. We are pretty sure the passion and dedication of our partners combined with our market insight are going to deliver solid results."
Being the first game company in Russia established in 1991, NIKITA ONLINE managed to accumulate a great deal of industrial expertise allowing it to remain the partner of choice for any game developer seeking to bring its product to the Russian online market.
Byungjin Kim, CEO of Liveplex, says, “We are very happy to partner with NIKITA ONLINE, a leading game company in Russia. Liveplex will exert all the efforts to support Dragona Online so that it can achieve great performance in Russia, one of the fastest growing markets in the world”.
Dragona Online is currently serviced in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, North America and already licensed to other countries. Russia is to become its 10 th overseas territory.
The deal grants NIKITA ONLINE the rights to publish the game in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states. Dragona Online in Russian is going to be released this fall.
NIKITA ONLINE was founded in 1991 and became the first game company in Russia. It has two offices — in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. Currently NIKITA ONLINE operates in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states with 18 titles: 4Story, Asda Story, Divine Souls, Dragon Knight, House 3, Karos Online, King of Kings 3, Rappelz, Sphere, Sphere: Reborn, Sphere 2: Arena and browser-based I, the Feudal Lord, WebRacing, Lost Magic, Tako Online, FUBAR, The Panic Room: Outrage and Nadirim. The company has developed more than 100 titles and localized more than 50. Today there are 8 million unique users registered in NIKITA ONLINE’s projects. For more information, please, head to www.nikitaonline.ru.
Liveplex has started its online game business in 2007 by operating its subsidiary and development studios. Liveplex took its first step in to the game industry by publishing TZ Online followed by other online games such as Genkhis Khan and The Invincible in 2009. In 2011, the ?ompany launched Dragona Online, its first in-house development in Korea and now being operated throughout various countries with remarkable performances. Liveplex released its second in-house development named Queens Blade demonstrating its advanced development capabilities. With the achievement of successful service in Korea and active expansion into various markets, Liveplex is now positioning itself to become a renown global game company. For more information, please refer to the official website of Liveplex at www.liveplex.co.kr.