Chinese online game company The9 Limited has entered into an agreement with Taiwan's Userjoy Technology Company Ltd. for an exclusive license to operate Kingdom Heroes 2 Online, a 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game, in mainland China.
Chen Xiaowei, The9's president, commented: "We are pleased to obtain the exclusive operating license for Kingdom Heroes 2 Online, the highly anticipated product of Userjoy. With its remarkable playability and the strong support of Userjoy, we are confident that Kingdom Heroes 2 Online will be well received by domestic players and achieve great success in Mainland China."
Earlier this year, The9 lost the rights to operate Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft game in China. The company previously attributed as much as 80-90% of its revenue to the WoW game, so this new Userjoy agreement is a move to help rectify The9's balance sheet.