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Anipark Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Three New Titles

by Rainier on May 17, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT

Korea-based Anipark, known for online baseball game, "MaguMagu," announced it has entered an agreement to license Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for its next two titles - a next-generation online baseball game and new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for PC.

Anipark's new casual baseball game builds on the success of the studio's critically acclaimed "MaguMagu," which is based on real world data for more than 1,000 athletes from eight professional baseball teams of the official Korea Baseball Organization. The highly anticipated sequel will build on "MaguMagu" records data including batting averages, homeruns, wins and losses and more to deliver realistic, 3D baseball gameplay for players of all ages.

"We selected Unreal Engine 3 for our baseball game because of its ability to handle massive amounts of integrated data easily and efficiently," said Kwon Min Kwan, development director at Anipark. "There was no question that Unreal Engine 3 was the right choice. We know the Unreal Engine team has the right tools and support to help us realize our vision for our next titles."

In addition to its new online baseball game, Anipark is also developing its next MMORPG with Unreal Engine 3. The title under development will follow the release of Anipark's first MMORPG, "Project A3," known for its fast, movie-like camera work, dramatic battle scenes and high-impact visuals.

"We're always excited when developers choose Unreal Engine 3 for the sequel of a popular game," said Ray Park, territory manager of Epic Games Korea. "Anipark established themselves as an industry leader early on, with the development of the first casual 3D online Korean baseball game and the release of the first adult-targeted MMORPG in Korea with "Project A3." We all look forward to seeing what new ground Anipark will break in developing these two new games."

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