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Guild Wars

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft

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'Guild Wars' Goes To China

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

Jun Zhu, Chairman and CEO of The9, said, “The9 was predestined to earn the rights to service Guild Wars, the global online role-playing game which has gained worldwide recognition for its quality and popularity. Through close cooperation with NCsoft, The9 will offer Chinese gamers a chance to simultaneously experience Guild Wars, the innovative new-style online game, along with other gamers around the world.”

Tack Jin Kim, CEO of NCsoft, added, “The9 has a proven record of excellence in the Chinese market as a leading online game operator. We are confident that through the partnership, Guild Wars will receive great response from Chinese gamers and once again raise the game’s status in the global market.”

More than one million units of Guild Wars were sold in less than five months when the game launched on April 28, 2005. The new chapter in the Guild Wars franchise, Guild Wars Factions™, awaits its launch on April 28th. Currently, Guild Wars is available in Korea, North America, Europe, Japan and Taiwan.


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