[NASDAQ] Gravity Issues Business Updates on Ragnarok Online IP-based Mobile Games
GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (NasdaqCM: GRVY), a developer and publisher of online and mobile games based in South Korea,on March 9, provided following business updates on Ragnarok Online IP-based mobile games.
Ragnarok R, a card RPG mobile game
A card RPG mobile game, Ragnarok R(locally titled as RO Xianjing Chuanshuo : Fuxing), was launched in China on October 18, 2016.
On December 1, 2016, Gravity launched Ragnarok R in Taiwan. Based on sales rankings in Taiwan*1, Ragnarok R was ranked as one of the top 10 mobile games at its peak.
On February 10, 2017, Ragnarok R(locally titled as Ragnarok Revival) was launched in Thailand. Based on sales rankings in Thailand*1, Ragnarok R was ranked as one of the top 10 mobile games at its peak. Such game is scheduled to be launched in Korea during the first half of 2017.
Gravity is the local publisher of Ragnarok R in Taiwan, Thailand and Korea.
Ragnarok M, an MMORPG mobile game
On January 19, 2017, Ragnarok M(locally titled as Xianjing Chuanshuo RO : Shouhuyonghengdeai), an MMORPG mobile game, was released for an open beta test(“OBT”) in China. During the OBT, which included testing for billing systems, Ragnarok M was ranked as one of the top 30 iOS games at its peak, based on sales rankings in China*1.
X.D. Network Inc., re-licensed by Shanghai The Dream Network Technology Co., Ltd. (“Dream Square”) to distribute Ragnarok M in China, began an official service for such game on March 1, 2017.
Ragnarok M is expected to be launched in Taiwan and Korea during 2017.
*1 Descriptions about rankings of the games are based on various statistical data available from public sources and such rankings do not necessarily reflect actual profits from such games.
Ragnarok R and Ragnarok M were developed as results of a license and development agreement between the Company and Dream Square, as described in a Current Report on Form 6-K dated January 25, 2017.
Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games. Gravity's principal product, Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, and is currently commercially offered in 78 markets and countries.
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