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May 21, 2009

THQ*ICE’s first foray into MMO gaming

Selects Hypernia as online game hosting partner, plans for a preview beta test for 'Dragonica Online' on May 29

By CBR Staff Writer

THQ*ICE selected Hypernia as the hosting provider for its game, Dragonica Online, a free micro-transaction-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) game.At its core, it is a fast-paced combat, comical and action MMO game with a unique 3D side-scrolling developed by Barunson Interactive.Players interested in getting a hands-on preview of the game can register for the beta testing at the company’s website. In addition, the registered members can take part in several preview beta contests on its official forum and win some prizes. Eddie Chen, CEO of THQ*ICE, said: “Dragonica Online is our first online offering and it’s critical to ensure our players have a seamless experience right from the start. As a premier leader in MMO games hosting, Hypernia and its flexible hosting solutions is an ideal partner for us.”James Vallord-Costa, CEO and co-founder of Hypernia said: “We are proud to partner with THQ*ICE and look forward to supporting Dragonica Online. The joint venture of THQ and ICE Entertainment creates an exciting foundation for new MMO experiences and we look forward to supporting future titles.”

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