GDH Group Announces Gonzo Rosso Malaysia's Licensing Deal for Korean Online Game Nostale

Feb 8th 2008
Popular MMORPG to be made available in Malaysia and Singapore
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereinafter GDH) has announced that GONZO Rosso K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Managing Director: Hideki Moriya, hereinafter GONZO Rosso), an online game operation company within the GDH group, has closed a licensing deal for Korean online game NOSTALE for publishing in Malaysia and Singapore via its subsidiary GONZO ROSSO(M) Sdn. Bhd. (Head Office: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CEO: Chin Chee Seong, hereinafter Gonzo Rosso Malaysia).

NOSTALE is an MMORPG(*) developed by Entwell Co., Ltd. (Head office: Seoul, Korea, CEO: Cho Kwang-Woong, hereinafter Entwell) and was first launched in Korea in 2006. Cuddly characters take players into the adventure-filled fantasy world of a fictional continent called Eastmile. The game has enjoyed international popularity through its launch in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Europe. Official operation of NOSTALE in Malaysia and Singapore will be launched following closed beta tests in mid March 2008.

The GDH Group will continue to expand its online business and grow the GONZO Rosso brand in the rapidly growing Asian region.

(*) MMORPG: Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

NOSTALE, which means "The Tale of Nomads With Silver Spirits", is a beginner-friendly MMORPG developed by Korean company Entwell Co., Ltd. which features adorable creatures residing in an easily accessible fantasy world. Each player starts as an "Adventurer" who sets out on a quest. As the player reaches a certain level in his/her quest, he/she can choose from a selection of higher level occupations. Another feature of the game is a system allowing players to transform their characters into "Specialists" using accumulated points.

[About Entwell]
Entwell Co., Ltd. is a rapidly growing Korean game company which is also emerging in overseas markets, so far covering Japan and Taiwan. Entwell's NOSTALE has recently been ranked as the No.1 online game at Taiwan's largest gaming website, further driving Entwell's venture to establish itself as a global company with growing recognition not only in Korea, but also in overseas markets. In addition to conventional RPG elements, Entwell has successfully incorporated casual game elements such as story quests and PvP combat in NOSTALE.

[About GONZO Rosso K.K.]
GONZO Rosso develops and operates online games such as Knight Online, Master of Epic -The ResonanceAge Universe-, and Shaiya -Light and Darkness-. 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 conducts its overseas business through subsidiaries Gonzo Rosso Malaysia, which provides online game services in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoldSky Access International, Inc., an online game licensing company covering China and Southeast Asia.
GONZO Rosso's other areas of business include development/operation of online merchandise store "GONZO STYLE" ( - Japanese only), character open-contest site "Charapre" ( - 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:

[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 (for GDH) and (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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