GDH Announces GONZO Rosso's Global Strategy

Aug 7th 2007
Japan-made original MMORPGs to be provided worldwide
2007.08.07
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereafter GDH) has announced that GONZO ROSSO K.K. (Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Managing Director: Hideki Moriya, hereafter GONZO Rosso), an online game operation company within the GDH Group, will be providing Japan-made online games in Asia, and eventually in other regions as well, through GONZO Rosso's two subsidiary companies GONZO ROSSO (M) Sdn Bhd (Head Office: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CEO: Chin Chee Seong, hereafter Gonzo Rosso Malaysia) and GoldSky Access International, Inc. (Head Office: Labuan, Malaysia, CEO: Huang Chi Cheng, hereafter GoldSky).

GONZO Rosso has been enhancing its foothold in the Asian game industries through the establishment of Gonzo Rosso Malaysia and the acquisition of GoldSky. Gonzo Rosso Malaysia is an online game publisher for Malaysian and Singaporean markets, established in February 2007. GoldSky is a company which licenses the Korean MMORPG RAN Online to Asian territories and possesses vast expertise in the online game licensing business including localization/culturalization of in-game items and events. Leveraging on this foundation, GONZO Rosso plans to launch in the Asian region, services of high-quality Japan-made online games such as Pandora Saga, its first original MMORPG. These two titles are scheduled for launch later this year in Japan, and will be released in other Asian territories such as China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and will then be taken to a wider global market including Europe and the US.

GONZO Rosso has been engaged in the acquisition of Korean and other overseas online games to provide their services in Japan. With these new efforts in the Chinese and Southeast Asian markets, GONZO Rosso aims to extend its field of business to the development of high-quality Japanese MMORPGs that have global appeal. Meanwhile, GDH as a group has entered the online game business via GONZO Rosso and has been actively promoting online games in the domestic market. It will optimize the use of content funds operated by GDH Capital, another member of the GDH Group, to further encourage development of large-scale online games, hence maximizing the group's corporate capacity to fortify its content business, leveraging the synergy of animation and games both domestically and internationally.


[About Pandora Saga]
Pandora Saga is GONZO Rosso's original online RPG set against a fantastical world where three nations are engaged in wars against each other. Rich in battle elements and meticulously designed details, the game offers an ultimate battle experience to the players. The players can fully immerse themselves in massive battles, using unique skills, siege weapons, horsemanship and a host of other features to wage war in an action-driven battlefield that never stays the same.


[About GONZO Rosso K.K.]
GONZO Rosso develops and operates online games such as Knight Online and Master of Epic -The ResonanceAge Universe-. By offering special in-game items for purchase and user-friendly systems, GONZO Rosso ensures unique game experiences that both advanced users and online game novices can enjoy.
GONZO Rosso's other areas of business include development/operation of online merchandise store "GONZO STYLE" (http://www.gonzo-style.com - Japanese only), character open-contest site "Charapre" (http://charapre.jp/ - Japanese only), and mobile sites "Mobile Newtype" and "GONZO MOBILE" as well as production of video content, characters, advertisement designs, websites and other Internet content leveraging GDH/GONZO's network of creators/artists.
GONZO Rosso website: http://www.gonzorosso.jp/english.html

[About GDH K.K.]
GDH 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 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.
For additional information, visit www.gdh.co.jp/english (for GDH) and www.gonzo.co.jp (for GONZO - Japanese only).
GDH group companies include GONZO Rosso K.K., GONZO K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.
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