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Stephen Chow Acts as ‘Ambassador of Happiness’ for Way of the Five

February 11, 2009

HONG KONG, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — NetDragon Websoft Inc.,
a leading game developer and operator in the PRC (“NetDragon”, with its
subsidiaries collectively known as the “Group”; stock code: 777), announced
its cooperation with Mr. Stephen Chow, the renowned movie director and actor,
who will act as the “Ambassador of Happiness” for its upcoming online game Way
of the Five.

Being scheduled for an open beta-testing on 7 March 2009, Way of the Five
is a cartoon-version of turn-based online game self-developed by NetDragon.
With the design concept of pursuing for happiness among the youths, the game
has abandoned traditional design and rules with employment of numerous
innovative and highly creative ideas and elements for the first time. Players
can create their own pets in different outlooks and can experience a brand-new
gaming experience and fun by manipulating their own pet with different
characters, hobbies, skills, as well as little gesture or motion and verbal
expressions.

Mr. Stephen Chow is pleased to cooperate with NetDragon and become the
“Ambassador of Happiness” for the game. He said, “While I have dedicated all
my time and efforts in the movie industry over the years, I have also kept an
eye on the rapid development of internet and online gaming industries which
have become increasingly popular entertainment forms among the public. This
also impels me to make more attempts in different fields. Both NetDragon and I
share the same belief in creativity with NetDragon’s design team constantly
striving to create innovative ideas to impress game players. I believe that
everyone has various ideas and wishes of happiness in mind and I am confident
that Way of the Five could offer every individual a platform to display their
wisdom and imagination.”

Mr. Liu Luyuan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of
NetDragon said, “Online gaming industry is a creative industry, in which
innovative thinking is the driving force for its sustainable development. We
advocate self innovation and also constantly take initiatives in exchange and
cooperation with different enterprises or individuals in the creative,
cultural and entertainment industries for inspiration of new ideas.”

Mr. Liu concluded, “The cooperation with Mr. Stephen Chow is a brand-new
attempt for us. Mr. Chow is undoubtedly a notable movie guru who earns our
highest respect and praise. His immense creativity and talent has greatly
affected our society and culture. By drawing upon the unique creativity of Mr.
Chow in his movies, we hope to encourage creativity and promote the messages
of happiness and a joyful way of life through Way of the Five.”

Way of the Five is a key online gaming product to be launched by NetDragon
in 2009 and has been eagerly anticipated by the market for years. It has
received a number of industry awards including the “Top Ten Most Popular
Online Game for 2008″ in “Tencent Online Game Award List for 2008″ and the
“Top 10 Most Anticipated Online Games” of Golden Plume Awards.

About NetDragon

NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the leading online game developers and
operators in the PRC. The Group’s game portfolio comprises of a range of
MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) that cater to
various types of players and gaming preferences. The Group has successfully
developed and marketed many popular online titles of various styles. Its
current offerings include the games Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero
Online, Tou Ming Zhuang Online, Heroes of Might and Magic Online, Era of
Faith, and Monster & Me. Some of the games are also available in foreign
languages, including English, French and Spanish. The Group also has four
games currently in development, including Way of the Five, Tian Yuan, Disney
Fantasy Online and Dungeon Keeper Online, which are expected to be launched
from the first quarter of 2009.

Listed on the GEM of the SEHK on 2 November 2007 (Stock code on GEM:
8288), NetDragon successfully transferred to the Main Board of the SEHK on 24
June 2008
(Stock code on Main Board: 777). For more details please visit
http://www.nd.com.cn or http://www.nd.com.cn/ir .

    For further information, please contact:

    NetDragon Websoft Inc.
     Ms. Maggie Zhou (Investor Relations Department)
     Tel:   +86-591-8754-3120
     Fax:   +86-591-8754-1761
     Email: ir@nd.com.hk
     IR website: http://www.nd.com.cn/ir

    Porda International (Finance) P.R. Group
     Helen Chung / Sharis Siu / Kate Lam / Liz Yip
     Tel:   +852-3150-6730 / 3150-6771/ 3150-6738 / 3150-6739
     Fax:   +852-3150-6728
     Email: helen.chung@pordafinance.com.hk / sharis.siu@pordafinance.com.hk /
            kate.lam@pordafinance.com.hk / liz.yip@pordafinance.com.hk

SOURCE NetDragon Websoft Inc.


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