NetDragon Websoft, a leading online game developer and operator in China, has released a Chinese expansion pack (“EP”) “Soul of Steel” for its large-scale 2.5D MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) “Zero Online.”
“Zero Online,” China’s first 2.5D MMORPG under the theme of the universe and robots, has gained increasing popularity among fans of science fiction-based online games with abundant combat modes and balanced professional skills since its launch in 2007, says the company.[ Also Read: Superhero Robojit Lands on the Sand Planet ]
In a related development, EitaroSoft and The9 Limited have concluded a license agreement to jointly deploy in the Chinese market a smartphone version of EitaroSoft’s Galaxy Frontier.
It is said to be the first Japanese mobile 3D Action MMORPG, currently in service at two media sites — “esgames” ( http://esgm.jp/pc/ ) operated by EitaroSoft and the “docomo market” operated by Japan’s mobile carrier NTT DOCOMO. (Read: Galaxy Frontier on Smartphones in China)
As the global video gaming market is picking up steam, China is emerging as a leading game supplier to the game aficionados. Today, major games producers in China are offering their new games to meet the emerging demand. (Read: China Making Hot Games for Virtual Players)
As the 4th Chinese EP, one of “Soul of Steel” highlights is a new class Spiritual Unit and therefore provides players with more options and enhanced balance, resulting in a more perfect game.[ Also Read: Dungeon Fighter for Xbox LIVE Arcade ]
The launch of “Soul of Steel” is expected to rekindle players’ passion for playing the game and help boost the game’s performance in the market.
Meanwhile, the weapon system in the new EP has been improved to enhance the tension and visual effects of wars in the game. The English version of the EP is under development and expected to be released in May 2011.
The announcement was made today, March 28.
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