Unlock and Play as Steve Aoki in Speedy Ninja This October

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Wield a Microphone Sword and Throw Dim Mak Cakes as the World-Renowned EDM DJ and Producer in Mobile Game from NetEase


BRISBANE, Calif. – September 8, 2015 NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced that the world-renowned, Grammy-nominated EDM DJ and producer Steve Aoki will be making an appearance in the mobile game Speedy Ninja as a playable character. Aoki’s character comes complete with weapons such as a microphone sword and Dim Mak cakes, and will be available starting October 2015. Players who unlock Aoki will be able to play him indefinitely.

“The first time I saw my character I was totally blown away by the design. The Netease game team nailed it!” said Steve Aoki. “I love the flowing hair, the cakes, and even the inflatable rafts; all those elements that are unique to my show. I can’t wait for my fans to check it out!”

Speedy Ninja is now available as a free download for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices, with optional in-app purchases.

Screenshots of Aoki in Speedy Ninja may be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B70WOhi9VQHjUEI4NVpsanlGQzA/view?usp=sharing

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Speedy Ninja puts a unique spin on the endless runner genre with a stunning Asian calligraphy art style combined with online competitive mechanics. The fast, acrobatic adventure through bamboo forests and the high skies run by dragons features a robust leaderboard that players can climb by completing daily missions. The colorful cast of characters, customizable battle gear, and mythical monsters transcend the reflex-testing game into a deeper, strategic challenge.

For more information about Speedy Ninja and NetEase North America, please visit  www.netease-na.com, join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NetEaseOfficial, or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NetEaseOfficial.

About NetEase

NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading Internet technology and video game company headquartered in China. With a breadth of experience in content creation and sharing, NetEase develops and operates some of China’s most popular online games (including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, StarCraft® II, Heroes of the Storm™ and Diablo®III), e-mail services, advertising services, mobile applications and games, and web portals. The company has recently established a US office, with plans to expand their offerings by releasing mobile games for Western audiences. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.


STEVE AOKI is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. Like AOKI’s 2012 Grammy-nominated debut Wonderland and Neon Future I (which included his gold single and Top 40 radio hit “Delirious [Boneless]”), his latest album Neon Future II is an all-star extravaganza from one of dance music’s most heralded entertainers. The full track listing includes Linkin Park, Snoop Lion, Rivers Cuomo, NERVO, Matthew Koma and Moxie, with spoken word contributions from Interstellar executive producer & MIT professor Kip Thorne as well as director/producer/creator J.J. Abrams and bringing a different twist to the fold are YouTube sensation/folk rock band Walk Off The Earth.

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