HONG KONG, March 7 /PRNewswire/ --

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 that the open beta testing for Way of the Five, a new cartoony turn-based online game, commenced on 7 March 2009.

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Mr. Liu Dejian, Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon, said, As NetDragon enters its 10th anniversary year, we are pleased to publicly release the eagerly anticipated Way of the Five. We hope that Way of the Five will encourage creativity and promote the messages of happiness and joyful living, and we are delighted to share this with players and to add a touch of bliss to their busy and tense daily lives. Looking forward, we will continue to focus on RD and innovation, with an aim to bringing superior gaming experiences to the world with our introduction of diversified and cutting-edge gaming products.

Way of the Five is a cartoony turn-based online game developed by NetDragon's seasoned development team over three years. The game's lore is premised on traditional Chinese epics and mythical tales, which NetDragon presents in a refreshingly captivating and humorous manner, integrating popular cartoon-style visuals with oriental culture and mysticism. Within the game, players can create their own pets with different appearances, characteristics, hobbies, skills, as well as slight gestures, motions and verbal expressions. Of note, Mr. Stephen Chow, the renowned movie director and actor, is acting as the Ambassador of Happiness for Way of the Five.

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 Way of the Five, 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 three games currently in development, including Tian Yuan, and Disney Fantasy Online, which are expected to be launched in 2009, and Dungeon Keeper Online, which is expected to be launched in 2010.

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: +86-591-87543120 Email: ir@nd.com.hk Fax: +86-591-8754-1761 IR website: http://www.nd.com.cn/ir Porda International (Finance) P.R. Group Fax: +852-3150-6728 Helen Chung Tel: +852-3150-6730 Email: helen.chung@pordafinance.com.hk Sharis Siu Tel: +852-3150-6771 Email: sharis.siu@pordafinance.com.hk Kate Lam Tel: +852-3150-6738 Email: kate.lam@pordafinance.com.hk Liz Yip Tel: +852-3150-6739 Email: liz.yip@pordafinance.com.hk

Ms. Maggie Zhou, Investor Relations, NetDragon Websoft Inc., +86-591-87543120, Fax: +86-591-87541761, ir@nd.com.hk; or Helen Chung, +852-3150-6730, helen.chung@pordafinance.com.hk, or Sharis Siu, +852-3150-6771, sharis.siu@pordafinance.com.hk, or Kate Lam, +852-3150-6738, kate.lam@pordafinance.com.hk, or Liz Yip, +852-3150-6739, liz.yip@pordafinance.com.hk, all of Porda International (Finance) P.R. Group, Fax: +852-3150-6728, for NetDragon Websoft Inc. Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090309/CNM002