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and World Netgames Inc. Partner to Bring Combined Comic Book / Online Games to
the U.S. Collaborating Initially on the
RedMoon Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) And Comic Book Series
Jose, CA – April 2nd, 2001 – ComicsOne Corporation and World Netgames
Inc., both privately held companies, today announced their partnership that
will bring the explosively expanding worlds of MMOG’s and anime comic books
together in the U.S. for the first time. The result – online game players will
benefit from the deep storyline that is the measure of talented fantasy
authors, and avid anime comic book fans will now be able to take their
interest to the next level by playing out the story for themselves while
meeting other fans online. “Such a combination can only have the potential
for huge success considering that current MMOG’s are starved of role-playing
based around strong stories, and that anime is on the verge of becoming a
truly mainstream success”, said Brad Reynolds, General Manager, eFront
Online Games Magazine.
Gamers: RedMoon, already successful in Korea with over 800,000 registered
users and currently in U.S. beta, will be commercially released in the U.S.
during 2Q01 in parallel to release of both the English version e-books and
printed comic books.
U.S. game players will finally be able to read the full exciting story on
which RedMoon is based; an essential element for them to get the most
enjoyment from playing”, said Jason Kim, President of World Netgames
Comic Book Readers: Fans perusing the shelves of their local bookstore will
now find a CD providing them game software included with the comic book, while
those more interested in e-books will be able to follow on-line game download
links and not have to leave the comfort of their home.
gives us the opportunity to expand the comic book experience for our readers,
as well as tap the potential readership of millions of online game players ”,
said Robin Kuo, President of ComicsOne.
plans include other language versions of the RedMoon comic book (such as
Chinese) following worldwide game rollout, as well as release of additional
game/comic book titles.
Currently the online game can be
downloaded by visiting www.redmoononline.com.
The e-book version of the comic will be available from www.comicsone.com
in early May 2001 and the hard copy will follow in late June.
Corporation (www.comicsone.com) is dedicated to bringing Japanese, Korean and
US comic books and comics-related properties to a wider American audience
through innovative means of content and delivery. ComicsOne will publish
comics that can attract a broad range of readers and interests, as well as
satisfy longtime fans of the medium. ComicsOne was founded in December 1999
and is based in Fremont, CA.
World Netgames Inc.
Netgames Inc. (also known as JoyCity) is the U.S. subsidiary of
JCEntertainment (www.joycity.com), an evolutionary games developer with over 6
years’ experience of Internet technology and content development who are set
to “change the face of online gaming”. World Netgames Inc. was founded in
April 2000 and is based in Irvine, CA.
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