HANGZHOU, China, June 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, “NetEase” or the “Company”) and Xbox today announced that NARAKA: TIP OF THE BLADEa legendary PVP action fighting game for up to 60 players, will launch on Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC and with Game Pass on June 23 and be available for pre-order from June 12. The announcement was officially unveiled during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 earlier today, marking a crucial milestone for NetEase as it strengthens its position in the global console market.
Developed and published by NetEase, NARAKA: TIP OF THE BLADE has been enjoyed by over 10 million gamers worldwide since its release last August, making it one of the best-selling PC games of 2021 worldwide. In this game, players can experience the excitement of melee combat and exploring the world with their selected heroes and weapons, competing with other enemies to be the last one standing. The launch of its console version represents the debut of NetEase’s games on Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass, as well as the company’s first participation in the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.
“We share the same ambition with Microsoft to bring engaging and exciting new gaming experiences to broader communities,” said Zhipeng HuVice President of NetEase, Inc. “It’s an important step for us to bring this hand-to-hand combat gameplay with Eastern aesthetics and philosophies to a new audience in Western markets, in collaboration with Microsoft, the one of NetEase’s long-time partners.”
“At Xbox, we are committed to bringing the joy of gaming to everyone on the planet,” said Sarah Bond, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Gaming Ecosystem Organization at Xbox. “We are thrilled to help NetEase bring the fast and tactical PVP experience of NARAKA: TIP OF THE BLADE to consoles for the first time and help them reach new gamers around the world with Game Pass members and Xbox fans.”
In 2016, NetEase entered into a licensing agreement with Mojang AB, a Microsoft subsidiary, to operate Minecraft in China. Launch NARAKA: TIP OF THE BLADE as a first-time console game paves the way for future opportunities for both companies to reach new players around the world.
About NetEase, Inc.
As a leading internet technology company based in China, NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, “NetEase”) provides premium online services focused on innovative and diverse content, community, communication and commerce. NetEase develops and operates some of the China the most popular mobile and PC games. In recent years, NetEase has expanded into international markets, including Japan and North America. In addition to its in-house developed game content, NetEase partners with other leading game developers, such as Blizzard Entertainment and Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary), to operate world-renowned games in China. NetEase’s other innovative service offerings include its majority-controlled subsidiaries Youdao (NYSE: DAO), China leader in technology-driven smart learning, and Cloud Village (HKEX: 9899), also known as NetEase Cloud Music, China leading online music content community, as well as Yanxuan, NetEase’s own-brand e-commerce platform. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.
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