NetEase to publish Zen Studio's CastleStorm in China

Chinese rights negotiated

Date Type Companies involved Size
June 3rd, 2015 partnership NetEase
Zen Studios
Not disclosed
NetEase to publish Zen Studio's CastleStorm in China

Following its recent partnership with nWay to publish ChronoBlade in China, NetEase has continued its quest to acquire the rights of hardcore-leaning Western games for its local marketplace.

This time it's CastleStorm from Zen Studios, a strategic tower defence game that appeared on consoles before its mobile release and enjoyed positive attention from critics. 

The deal between the two companies will give NetEase exclusive rights to release the game in mainland China, and it is due to launch in the region this summer.

Certainly it will be interesting to see how NetEase deals with the game's almost 400MB download size. 

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