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SOURCE NQ Mobile Inc.
June 2014 launch brings real-time soccer action to mobile gamers coinciding with 2014 FIFA World Cup Excitement
DALLAS and BEIJING, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile™ Inc. (NQ Mobile) (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that gaming subsidiary FL Mobile™ has entered into an agreement with Japanese game operator Mobcast and developer Gumi Inc. to bring their jointly developed mobile game, "Chain 11," to China.
"'Chain 11'" is a real-time, multi-player, online mobile game featuring the names and likenesses of more than 2,000 of the world's most famous soccer players. The game has quickly become popular in Japan, with nearly one million downloads. In preparation for launch in mainland China, FL Mobile will be localizing the game and enhancing its animation to maximize appeal across the market, ensuring optimal experience for Android and iOS systems.
The game's release in China, timed to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, is just the first step in the globalization of "Chain 11." With expansion planned around the world, Mobcast and Gumi have enlisted FL Mobile to localize the game to best fit regional preferences and game play styles.
"'Chain 11' is a spectacular game with the potential to be a massive hit worldwide, and we are proud to be part of its launch in China and beyond," said Dr. Tony Ni, CEO, FL Mobile. "Working with such important members of the mobile gaming industry as Gumi and Mobcast to bring a popular game like "Chain 11" to market enhances FL Mobile's multi-player offerings while solidifying our position among the top operators of games in China."
Gumi operates in Japan, Korea, mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Indonesia and France. The company has released 40 mobile games for a number of mobile platforms, including the popular "Injustice Road."
Specializing in sports, Mobcast is a mobile gaming platform and social media services company that operates in Japan and Korea.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally. NQ Mobile's portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games & advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of December 31, 2013, NQ Mobile maintains a large, global user base of 481 million registered user accounts and 136 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 107 million registered user accounts and 20 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games & advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
About FL Mobile
FL mobile is a leading mobile game publisher and operator, with a mobile interest-based community platform that engages users in real-time mobile online activities. FL mobile has over 106.9 million registered users and 20.4 million monthly active users at the end of December 31, 2013. According to the data published by the third party marketing research company Sino MR, FL mobile is the top iOS mobile game publisher and operator in Chinese market. FL Mobile has recently published top ranking games, including: "Gods and Dragons," "QQYujian-FL Extreme Edition," "City of Splendors," "Little Ninja," "War Fire 1942," "Gold Lost City," and "Little Dragon." For more information please visit http://www.feiliu.com/en/.
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