Toronto, CANADA--August 11, 2008 - Wicked Interactive ( http://wickedinteractiveltd.com), a newly formed North American MMO publisher, announced today that it has launched a new online game publishing group and entered into a strategic partnership with Yedang Online. Yedang Online is one of the largest leading online game publishers and developers in Korea. Wicked Interactive will bring Yedang Online's top properties, PristonTale, PristonTale2 and Ace Online, to North America this year.
Wicked Interactive is led by President and CEO, Stanley Yu. Previously as Co-founder, President&CEO and Director of Toronto-based IT services company TrekLogic Inc. and Brainhunter Inc., Yu was responsible for the rapid growth of the company resulting in it becoming one of the top two technology staffing and solutions companies in Canada.
"Through the internet, video games have evolved into a social and community-based experience," said Stanley Yu, President and CEO of Wicked Interactive. "With our strategic partnership with leading partner like Yedang Online, we are poised to take a pioneering role in
capitalizing on this new phenomenon."
"Our strategic partnership with Wicked Interactive will enable us to further build upon our current successes in the North American market," said Jay Park, Overseas Marketing Director of Yedang Online.
"We are extremely pleased to have Wicked Interactive as our partner in expanding our footprint in the North American market."
Wicked Interactive will host all of its upcoming games on a proprietary technology platform which will be announced this month, along with more details about its upcoming products. For more information about Wicked Interactive, please visit http://wickedinteractiveltd.com.
About Yedang Online
Yedang Online is a leader in the Korean game industry with excellent game development capability and high quality graphics made possible through it's Unreal Engine.
Prominently known for Korea's first MMORPG title "Priston Tale", which received "Game of the Year" recognition in 2003, went on to have over
1.5 Million users. Yedang Online is also known for the release of the popular dance hit "Audition", played by over 100 Million users worldwide.
The company plans to have further success with the new crop of titles they are launching in North America with Wicked Interactive.
PristonTale 2, which will be Wicked Interactive's first launch in North America for Yedang Online, is an in-house developed action MMORPG.
About Wicked Interactive
Wicked Interactive is a MMO publisher headed by CEO and President Stanley Yu (founder of TrekLogic and Brainhunter). The company was incorporated in March of 2008 and is managed and run by a team of experts specializing in the online gaming business, including experts in IT infrastructure for online games. Based in Toronto, Canada, Wicked Interactive publishes MMO games throughout North America.
Wicked's mission is to become a premier online entertainment destination for gamers, and allow them to remotely interact with one another via their community platform. For more information about Wicked Interactive, please visit http://wickedinteractiveltd.com.