Chinese Tech Giant Expands Western Game Development Portfolio with Strategic Investment in Finnish Startup
BRISBANE, Calif. — October 27, 2015 — NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced that its NetEase Capital Venture arm has made a $2.5 million investment into Reforged Studios, a privately held game studio based in Helsinki. The capital will be used to provide the studio’s veteran team with production resources to accelerate and enhance both new and existing development projects both existing and new, as well as drive recruitment of the Nordic region’s brightest talent.
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Puzzle Game Celebrates Chinese Heritage with Traditional Art-inspired Gameplay
BRISBANE, Calif. – October 15, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today expanded its portfolio of mobile games for Western audiences with the launch of a Chinese art-inspired puzzle game, The Beautiful Dream. The game is completely free to download at launch for a limited time and contains no in-app purchases or advertisements. After the promotional period ends, The Beautiful Dream will be available for download for $0.99 USD on the App Store.
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NetEase Games Releases Free Puzzle Game, Challenging Players With Beautiful Brain Teasers In a World of Mystery and Moonlight
BRISBANE, Calif. – September 24, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today expanded its Western mobile game lineup with the release of a new puzzle game, Lunar Flowers, available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Continue reading Lunar Flowers Now Available Exclusively on the App Store
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. Continue reading Unlock and Play as Steve Aoki in Speedy Ninja This October
NetEase Debuts Its First Mobile Game Built for Western Gamers, A Competitive Endless Runner
BRISBANE, Calif. – August 27, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NTES) today announced the release of its first mobile game for the West, Speedy Ninja. Starting today, iOS and Android users can embark on the fastest, most perilous run of their lives through bamboo forests and the high skies run by mystical dragons. Download the game for free on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/speedy-ninja/id997529786?mt=8, and Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netease_na.nmd2&hl=en.
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Monetization-free Mobile Games Celebrate Artistic Talents of NetEase Development Team
BRISBANE, Calif. – August 25, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today revealed two completely free to download games that do not offer any in-app purchases and feature the company’s traditional Chinese artistry, expanding on the company’s roster of mobile games published in the West. These App Store-exclusive 2D puzzle games, Lunar Flowers and The Beautiful Dream, are set for release later this year for fans to enjoy without any monetization. Continue reading Paintings Come to Life in Two New App Store-Exclusive Titles from NetEase Games
New Games Enter Closed Beta Phase in the West Starting with Action RPG ‘Eternal Arena’
BRISBANE, Calif. – August 20, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today revealed a pipeline of new mobile game titles heading into closed beta testing, expanding on the company’s lineup of games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android for potential release in western markets. Among those, action role-playing game Eternal Arena leads the schedule with a closed beta program starting this week, with the action role-playing game Tome of the Sun and strategy role-playing game March of Heroes opening pre-registration for its upcoming closed beta programs. To register for these programs, visit https://prereg.netease-na.com/ Continue reading NetEase Reveals Pipeline of Mobile Games and Closed Beta Program
Globally Recognized EDM Phenomenon to Perform for PAX Attendees at EMP in Seattle
BRISBANE, Calif. – August 18, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NTES) today announced a free concert during PAX Prime 2015 to celebrate the launch of its first mobile game in the West, Speedy Ninja. The concert is headlined by world-renowned EDM DJ Steve Aoki and is only open to attendees with a valid PAX pass. The concert takes place on Friday, August 28, at the Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Avenue South, Seattle. Doors open at 8 PM PDT. Continue reading Steve Aoki Headlines NetEase Concert to Celebrate Launch of Speedy Ninja