The Warlords is a 2.5 D MMORPG game jointly created by NetDragon and China Film Group, sharing the same story as the film titled The Warlords. It exhibits traditional Chinese martial arts through complicated stories set in the late Qing Dynasty.
NetDragon Websoft's The Warlords, the English version of Tou Ming Zhuang Online, entered its open beta testing on April 24.
Liu Luyuan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NetDragon, said: "We are excited to release The Warlords for foreign audiences, as this effort is a continuation of our strategy to expand market share abroad by cultivating our own research and development capability and proprietary intellectual property. We are a pioneer among Chinese game companies, having directly operated our games overseas since 2004, and having achieved revenue of RMB 149.6 million in 2008, up 24.1% year on year. We expect The Warlords to bolster our overseas operations, as the game promises to offer profound oriental martial arts elements to the world's gamers."