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Aeria Games Signs Deal with Developer Neowiz Games to Publish MMORPG Bless

Partnership Will Bring Prominent, Cutting-Edge MMO to Western Territories
Seoul , 19 April 2016
Aeria Games Signs Deal with Developer Neowiz Games to Publish MMORPG Bless

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – April 19, 2016 - In a momentous announcement for both companies, Korean developer NEOWIZ GAMES has signed a deal with online game publisher Aeria Games to bring its ambitious free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Bless to the West. Executives from both companies were on hand recently for the signing ceremony in Seoul, expressing excitement for the strong potential of the partnership.

“We are overjoyed to be here today to make this collaboration official,” said Oliver Strutynski, CEO of Aeria Games, following the signing. “Bless is the kind of game that only comes along once in a rare while, and we’re very fortunate to have the honor of publishing it for Western players. This is the perfect title to spearhead Aeria’s portfolio - we’re looking forward to delivering a fantastic player experience!”

Ki Won Lee, CEO of NEOWIZ GAMES, commented that he is "very happy to partner up with a capable publisher such as Aeria Games, which has accumulated a wealth of experience, success, and know-how by servicing a variety of games in North America and Europe. The strong partnership between both companies will lay the foundation for the global success of Bless.”

A massive, triple-A project that began in 2009, Bless is currently in development at NeoWiz Bless Studio. The game is built on the Unreal Engine 3, featuring exceptional graphics depicting a huge, seamless fantasy world. Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer composed the game’s epic, sweeping score. Bless recently concluded closed beta testing and successfully launched its open beta in Korea.

About Aeria Games GmbH

With a rapidly growing community of over 60 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and based in Berlin, Germany, Aeria Games publishes and develops high-quality online PC, browser and mobile games in thirteen languages, servicing the North American, Latin American and European markets. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible for browsers, PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile game titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com and much more.

NEOWIZ GAMES Corporation

NEOWIZ GAMES Corporation (CEO: Ki Won Lee) services a variety of Online PC, Mobile, and Casual Mobile games through its game portal 'pmang' (www.pmang.com), with the goal of growing into a globally leading game company by focusing on its in-house development studio projects. NEOWIZ GAMES has received critical acclaim as both a publisher and developer for leading FPS (First-Person Shooter) and Sports genre games into mainstream popularity.

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