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BLEACH Realm – Action mobile game based on popular manga announced

Japanese developer KLabGames, developer of mobile games such as BLEACH: Brave Souls, recently revealed a new action mobile game based on the popular manga series, BLEACH Realm (unofficial translation). Co-developed with China-based company Kunlun Games (developer of Elsword Slash), the…

Elsword Slash – Quick look at new mobile slasher from Nexon Korea

Nexon recently launched its new mobile game, Elsword Slash, in South Korea. However, the side-scroll action RPG is not developed by KOG (makers of the PC version), but rather an internal studio of China game company Kunlun. That said, Elsword…

TERA – Kunlun Games and Bluehole confirms closure of China server

Publisher Kunlun Games and developer Bluehole Studio recently announced the closure of TERA China. No specific reason was given although the publishing contract was just halfway through. Shutting down on 18 August, Kunlun has not been actively promoting TERA since official…

Ragnarok Online – China server is shutting down next week

After 13 years in China and being published by 3 different publishers, the latest incarnation of Ragnarok Online will shut down in China on 19 February. Publisher Kalends took over publishing duties from Shanda back in 2013, with the son of…

Angry Birds – China developer obtains development rights for popular IP

While Angry Birds and many of its spawns have been launched in China, this is the first time Rovio Entertainment has allowed a Chinese developer to make games based on the Angry Birds IP. Kalends (also known as Kunlun), has…

TERA China – Publisher reveals concurrent players for launch day

2 days back on 6th August, TERA China entered its Open Beta phase, with no more account restrictions. According to publisher Kalends (or Kunlun), the first day saw over 200,000 online at the same time (or concurrent users). TERA China…

TERA – Bluehole Studio comes clean on game sequel rumours in China

First started in May 2013 due to a job posting, rumours about TERA’s potential sequels have been circulating and reported here. In China recently, the CEO of Korean developer Bluehole Studio spoke to the Chinese media, and confirmed that no…

TERA China – Publisher reveals personal viewer deal with Sony

TERA China’s publisher, Kunlun, today announced a partnership with Sony to bring the game to its 3D headset, specifically the model HMZ-T3W (more details here). The 3D headset is said to provide users with the full IMAX experience, and viewing…

TERA China – 2 new game trailers revealed as debut test phase looms

The last regional server to launch, it is indeed weird knowing TERA China will be lagging behind other servers by at around a year. No matter, the debut test phase will begin on 9th January 2014 in the world’s biggest…

TERA China – First test phase to being early next year with exclusive content

In a rare situation where the China market usually gets the first overseas server for most Korean online games, TERA China will be the last to launch after several regional launches dating from years back. The first test phase will…

TERA China – Game scheduled for debut test later this October

China online games publisher and developer, Kunlun Games (or Kalends) announced in a media conference earlier today that TERA China will be heading for its debut test phase in October. While reports claim the licensing fee is 40 million USD,…

Ragnarok Online – Game going F2P with no cash shop in China

Launching a couple of months back to with a P2P business model, China publisher Kunlun Games announced earlier that Ragnarok Online China will go Free-to-Play on 18th July, with no cash shop system as well. Basically, a truly free game.…

Queen’s Blade Online – Game confirmed for China market

[Register now] Queen’s Blade Online, or known as Scarlet Blade in the west, has been confirmed for the China market. The adult-oriented MMORPG, developed by Liveplex, will be published by Kunlun Games, or Kalends. The company is on a major…

TERA – Game finally goes to China after years of speculation

When a big budget game launches in Korea, the natural feeling amongst industry veterans would be the title will be China-bound next. This thought process can be understood, since China is now the biggest online gaming market in the world.…