CDC Games, a business unit of CDC Corporation (CHINA), has announced the signing of an agreement to expand their business partnership with Korea's Sonokong.
The expanded partnership includes the licensing, in China, of a new game called Dragonsky, as well as Sonokong's commitment to continued support of content updates for Shaiya Online, which was ranked as one of the top 10 most anticipated games in China in 2006. The agreement also partners CDC Games and Sonokong to distribute Shaiya in Taiwan through MacroWell, a local publisher.
Through the agreement, CDC Games has secured exclusive distribution rights in China for Dragonsky. The game, under development now by Sonov, a studio in Korea which draws on the support of Sonokong, is anticipated for commercial launch by CDC Games in the second quarter of 2008.