6th of September 2012, Moscow – Seoul. — NIKITA ONLINE and Mgame are pleased to announce the publishing deal which brings the well-acclaimed Rise of Dragonian Era MMORPG to the Russian market.
One of the leading Russian publishers of online games, NIKITA ONLINE continues to strengthen its portfolio by striking the deal with Mgame, the Korean game company. The partners have agreed on launching the critically acclaimed Rise of Dragonian Era free-to-play MMORPG on the Russian market which still proves to be among the most rapidly developing in the world. The game is going to be launched under the title World of Dragons ( http://wod.gamexp.ru).
World of Dragons introduces its users to the realm of epic dragonian fights — the size of the beasts is staggering. A player involved in a fierce conflict between the Dragonian Lords is supposed to unravel a cobweb of mystery behind an ancient universe and conquer their place under the sun.
"We pay tremendous attention to building up our portfolio," states NIKITA ONLINE's CEO Stepan Zotov. "Our experience and the results of our studies suggest that fantasy MMORPGs still enjoy the highest popularity with Russian gamers. And even more popular are the games which feature dragons. Thereby the launch of World of Dragons is going to become a pleasant event for our audience."
According to the survey conducted by NIKITA ONLINE in March 2012, 76% of Russian gamers prefer games in the fantasy settings. It makes World of Dragons a promising addition to current NIKITA ONLINE’s title line which comprises as of today 18 games of different genres across different platforms.
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.
Yi Hyung Kwon, CEO of Mgame, says, “After RODE was launched in North America it was showing a significant increase each month. So, we think it is about the time to expand to the Russian market. With NIKITA ONLINE, a very knowledgeable and experienced partner, we are going to provide to the Russian gamers quality service”.
Currently the game is present in the US and Korea (as War of Dragons). The deal grants NIKITA ONLINE the rights to publish the game in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states. The OBT of World of Dragons is going to start by the end of the year
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.
Mgame was found in 2000 as an online game portal while the internet gaming culture was emerging. Today it is a corporation with years of online game industry experience in the background. Mgame has been actively investing into foreign markets and successfully established a solid business base from forming foreign corporations in Japan, China, US and Russia. The company’s main focus is fun which means constantly delivering diverse and original content to the users.