Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, the operator of online games in China, announced today that the Age, a fantasy MMORPG developed in-house and operated by Shanda, started commercial operation on June 28, 2004.
As the second game of Shanda's trilogy, the Genesis of the Century, the Age builds a lifelike virtual world with a unique national and civilization system. The World of Legend, the first game in the Genesis of the Century, has been warmly received by online game users since its commercial launch on October 2003. At the end of 2003, the World of Legend was recognized as one of the top ten most popular online domestically developed games by the General Administration of Press and Publication of China and International Data Corporation, a leading market research firm.
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is currently the largest operator of online games in China, offering a portfolio of games that users play over the Internet.