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Guild Wars 2 Is Heading To Mainland China

By creekDate: 08-30-2012 Views:

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It started just as a rumor a couple of days ago, with the China gaming community pointing out that the Chinese domain for Guild Wars 2 was registered. Today, it was confirmed that the hit MMORPG will be heading to the world’s largest online gaming nation , with publisher Kongzhong clinching the deal. There is no scheduled release date or business model announced as of now. This marks one of the largest licensing transactions ever for a Western game in the Chinese market.

Developers' work has paid off as GW2 is highly anticipated in China, according to KongZhong CEO Wang Lei lei who further stated, "I believe Chinese game players will be impressed by Guild Wars 2 unique gameplay which will bring truly epic, cooperative gameplay back to the MMORPG genre."

Kongzhong is well-known in China for Wargaming.net’s games such as World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes and World of Warships. Kongzhong also recently acquired the rights to 2 Western MMO, 1 a browser-shooter call Offensive Combat developed by former Callof Duty devs and the much anticipated Unreal Engine 3 mech MMO, Hawken.

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