The9 Announces the Launch of World of Warcraft Game

The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY), a leading online game operator in China, has announced that the 10th site of World of Warcraft(R): The Burning Crusade(TM), the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), will be launched on October 9, 2008 to provide more servers and high-quality services for game plays in China.

The upcoming World Of Warcraft 10th site marks a major advance after the 9th site opened in April, 2008. There will be 8 servers opened at the 10th site as the first batch of new site launching. Game account registration and activation have started at the same time. To attract more players, a Free-Trial Program will be available online at the 10th Site so that any player under Level 15 can play the game for free up to 30 hours within a 7 day-period.

“World Of Warcraft(R): The Burning Crusade(TM)” has many players in China, and once set a record of over 1 million peak concurrent users (PCCU). Existing and new gamers are more than welcome to this exciting Crusade and enjoy the epic game experience in the World of Warcraft(R).

The9 Limited is a leading online game operator and developer in China. The9’s business is primarily focused on operating and developing high-quality games for the Chinese online game market. The9 directly or through affiliates operates licensed MMORPGs, consisting of MU(R), Blizzard Entertainment(R)’s World of Warcraft(R), Soul of The Ultimate Nation(TM), Granado Espada, and its first proprietary MMORPG, Joyful Journey West(TM), in mainland China. It has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate additional MMORPGs and advanced casual games in mainland China, including Hellgate: London, Ragnarok Online 2, Emil Chronicle Online, Huxley(TM), EA SPORTS FIFA Online 2, Audition 2, Field of Honor and Atlantica. In addition, The9 is also developing various proprietary games, including Warriors of Fate Online(TM) and others.

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