GUANGZHOU, China, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NTES) ("NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, celebrated its diversified portfolio of PC and mobile games and announced partnerships and new products at its Fifth Annual Product Launch event (formerly known as the NetEase Annual "520 Game Enthusiasts' Day") on Monday, May 20, 2019. Showcasing strategic layouts and plans for over 50 products, NetEase Games demonstrated its commitment to being a global leader in online games.
"We go through a process of innovation and continuous improvement to maximize the value of our games and bring users around the world premium experiences with our games and rich entertainment content," said William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "Our company has transformed from its modest origin as a Chinese internet company. Today we are realizing our worldwide vision with an exciting pipeline of online games for a global audience."
Some highlights from the event include:
- NetEase has established strategic collaborations with world-famous IP owners including Marvel Entertainment and The Pokémon Company, reinforcing its ability to produce thrilling new games on a global scale.
- The Company plans to further expand and cultivate its legacy game franchises by introducing exciting new expansion packs, organizing tournaments for games, collaborating with other popular content owners and continuing its globalization efforts.
- NetEase is further exploring the potential of its self-developed IP by trying out various IP-based pan-entertainment formats. NetEase announced four new Onmyoji spin-off games, including Onmyoji: The Card Game (previously known as Project SSR) and Onmyoji: Yokai Koya (a simulation game), which were showcased at the event, as well as the Onmyoji-themed Cafe & Shop, which will open in July this year. Other existing entertainment products based on the Onmyoji IP include fan art, a musical production, a film, a cartoon series and various merchandise.
- NetEase announced a number of brand-new titles across a variety of genres for both Chinese and overseas markets including: Unknown Future (a collectible card game), Champion of the Fields (a sports game), Super Mecha Champions (a shooting game), The Bloody Tales 2 (a massively multiplayer online game), Ghost World Chronicles (a role-playing game), Rover Rage (an adventure game), and Masterwork Apocalypse (a role-playing game).
About NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. (NTES) is a leading internet technology company in China dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of China's most popular PC-client and mobile games, and partners with Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in China. NetEase also operates Kaola and Yanxuan, two e-commerce platforms that cater to the rising middle-class consumer market in China. In addition, NetEase offers advertising, e-mail and other innovative services including music and online education. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.
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