Chinese game software and entertainment company Shanda (SNDA) has signed an exclusive license with Korea's NCsoft to operate Atrix in mainland China, starting in early 2009.
"We are pleased to partner with NCsoft to introduce Atrix to China. We expect long-term success from both Atrix and AION, based on our strong integrated platform and expertise as the leading online game operator in China," said Tianqiao Chen, chairman and CEO of Shanda. "We will continue to work closely with NCsoft to introduce additional high quality and exciting new titles to China."
Atrix, created and published by NCsoft, is an online casual war game that began official operation in Korea in June 2007. Atrix is the second game to come out of Shanda's strategic alliance with NCsoft, which was announced in November 2007. At that time, Shanda announced the exclusive license for AION: The Tower of Eternity, which is expected to begin close beta testing in China in the second half of 2008.