Gonzo Rosso Online Licensed to Provide Enium's Online Game in Japan

Jan 29th 2007
GONZO Rosso Online Licensed to Provide
ENIUM's Online Game in Japan
2007.01.29
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereafter GDH) has announced that GONZO Rosso Online K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Managing Director: Hideki Moriya, hereafter GONZO Rosso Online), a GDH group company focused on the online game business, has closed a game licensing deal with ENIUM Corporation (Head Office: Seoul, Korea, CEO: Yo-Chul Choi, hereafter ENIUM) to provide ENIUM's online game MayPan in Japan.

MayPan (tentative)(*1) is a highly recognized MMORPG(*2) developed by Korea's leading digital content production company ENIUM. The game is set against a unique backdrop in which the modern day is fused with the Stone Age. The players are accompanied by magical companion pets, which come from a selection of 250 types and mature with the players' character as the game progresses. MayPan is suitable for a wide range of people including younger children and online game novices as it is easy to learn and doesn't exhaust a computer's resources. GONZO Rosso Online will be the first MayPan provider outside Korea. The beta version of MayPan will be released in the spring of 2007, followed by the official service scheduled to be launched later on in the year.

GONZO Rosso Online has so far developed and provided Knight Online and Master of Epic - The Resonance Age Universe. With this new addition to their lineup of titles, GONZO Rosso Online aims to win new users and contribute to the growth of online game market in Japan.

GDH entered the online game business through GONZO Rosso Online; a key extension of GDH's animation-related content business. GDH has since been proactively engaged in the field, developing various international projects including original games based on GDH's animation titles. In addition to expanding the animation market, GDH will strive for deeper penetration of the GONZO brand in the game market by developing and providing innovative games.

(*1) The title MayPan is subject to change for the launch in Japan.
(*2) MMORPG: Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
* Information in this document includes factors that remain tentative as of the date of announcement, and detailed specifications of the game are subject to change without notice.

[ About MayPan ]
MayPan is an online RPG in which the players can raise their companion pets in their own style and grow and travel with them as the game progress. MayPan offers more than 250 types of creatures, one of the largest selections currently available in MMORPG. The players can enjoy the unique world and creatures which offer various exciting features such as battle skills, magical powers, and ability to fly. The pets can also be used to engage in battles against monsters as the players ride on them or to compete against other pets by entering “contests.”
For additional information for service in Japan, visit: http://www.gonzorosso.jp/maypan.html
Official Korean website: http://maypan.com/

[ About ENIUM Corporation ]
ENIUM is a Korean enterprise that started off as a distributor of PC games such as “Final Fantasy VII” and dance simulation game “Pump It Up!” and has extended its field of operation to include provision of online games, online edutainment, and mobile games.
ENIUM entered the online game business in 2000, with the full 3D MMORPG MayPan. ENIUM has created online edutainment sites that feature well-known anime characters such as Crayon Shin-chan (Japanese anime character) and Dooly the Dinosaur (Korean anime character), for Yahoo! Korea and Korean Internet content service operator NHN.
ENIUM is currently providing 7 mobile games, and is planning to introduce new technologies that enable real-time interaction between the players of mobile and computer games.
ENIUM hopes to ultimately become a “total entertainment” provider, exploiting the One-Source Multi-Use concept and expanding its field of business to include areas such as feature films, animation, and character merchandising as spin-offs from their core game business.
For additional information, visit http://www.enium.co.kr.

[ About GONZO Rosso Online ]
GONZO Rosso Online develops and operates online games including Knight Online, an MMORPG originated in Korea and also Master of Epic - The Resonance Age Universe. By offering high quality customer support as seen in online meetings where the players can interact with the Game Master, GONZO Rosso Online ensures unique game experiences that both advanced users and online game novices can enjoy. GONZO Rosso Online also sells battle gears and items used in games to further extend the customer experience.
For additional information, visit http://www.gonzorosso.jp/.

[ About GDH K.K. ]
GDH (Security code: TSE Mothers 3755) is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the recently launched GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.
GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces. GDH group companies include GONZO K.K., G-creators K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GONZO Rosso Online K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.
For additional information, visit http://www.G.D.H.co.jp/english.

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