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Do you remember Transformers Universe? The MMORPG that had been in development since late 2011 / early 2012? Perhaps you attended their Panel at Auto Assembly, well they are now sending out email updates to a press release by Mark Gerhard, CEO & CTO of Jagex, regarding the state of the game. In the statement, Mr Gerhard states that the Jagex team have been refining their "vision, gameplay, tech and team to bring you what we believe will be the start of an entertaining, social and competitive game for all of you to enjoy over the next decade and beyond!". He also confirms that the game will launch in the Summer with access to the beta version increasing over the coming months.
To read the full press release visit transformersuniverse.com.
NetDragon Websoft Inc have issued the following press release regarding the release of a Transformers MMORPG that will be available in Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa in 2011!
NetDragon & Hasbro Join to Bring "TRANSFORMERS Online" MMORPG to Asia and Beyond
HONG KONG, July 30 -- NetDragon Websoft Inc, a leading online game developer and innovator
in China, today announced that it has entered a brand licensing agreement with
Hasbro, Inc., a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time
products and services, for the exclusive rights to develop and publish in Asia,
Russia/CIS and MENA an MMORPG based on Hasbro's iconic TRANSFORMERS brand.
The action-oriented PC online game "TRANSFORMERS Online" is expected to
officially roll-out in 2011 in China as well as other select markets in Asia,
MENA and Russia/CIS.
The TRANSFORMERS brand has garnered a worldwide fan base of millions due
to the ideal worldview on which it is based, its ever-changing image, and its
sustained promotion through toys, movies, TV shows, comics, and other consumer
"NetDragon's proven expertise at creating hugely successful MMOG's,
coupled with the passion they share for the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand, means
we are thrilled to be entering into this license with them to deliver a truly
ground-breaking MMO to fans in China and selected markets in Asia and
Russia/CIS," said Mark Blecher, General Manager and Senior Vice President of
Digital Media & Gaming at Hasbro.
NetDragon Chairman and Executive Director Liu Dejian expressed, "As a
brand and a cultural icon, TRANSFORMERS is already a household name in China,
and we are extremely honored to be able to join hands with Hasbro to bring the
excitement and fanaticism of TRANSFORMERS into the online gaming sector. We
firmly believe that through the hard work of NetDragon's passionate and
creative employees, we will be able to create a game that will stand the test
of time for TRANSFORMERS fans and hobbyists around the globe."
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in
China's online gaming industry. Established in 1999, NetDragon has been
operating and developing a broad range of MMORPGs since launching its first
self-made title Monster & Me in 2002. In addition, NetDragon is China's
pioneer in overseas expansion, having directly operated its titles in overseas
markets since 2004 in English, French, Spanish and other foreign languages.
NetDragon's game portfolio comprises a range of massively multiplayer online
games that cater to various types of players and gaming preferences. Current
offerings include the games Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, Way
of the Five, Heroes of Might & Magic Online, Disney Fantasy Online and Tian
Yuan. NetDragon also has several games currently in development, including
Dungeon Keeper Online, Doomsday, Cross Gate, Legend of the Dark and a new
version of Ultima Online.
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS - News) is a worldwide leader in children's and family
leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and
entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most
recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven,
consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys,
games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under
such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON
BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we
inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com(C) 2010 Hasbro, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.