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The9 Announces the Status of the WoW License


Shanghai, China - April 16, 2009.  The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY) ("The9"), a leading online game operator and developer in China, announced today that it has learned that Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft will be licensed to another China-based online game company following the expiration of the current license agreement with The9. 


About The9 Limited

The9 Limited is a leading online game operator and developer in China.  The9's business is primarily focused on operating and developing high-quality games for the Chinese online game market.  The9 directly or through affiliates operates licensed MMORPGs, consisting of MU , Blizzard Entertainment 's World of Warcraft , Soul of The Ultimate Nation , Granado Espada, and its first proprietary MMORPG, Joyful Journey West , in mainland China.  It has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate additional MMORPGs and advanced casual games in mainland China, including EA SPORTS FIFA Online 2, Audition 2, Atlantica, Hellgate: London, Ragnarok Online 2, Emil Chronicle Online, Huxley and Field of Honor.  In addition, The9 is also developing various proprietary games, including Warriors of Fate Online and others.


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Phyllis Sai
IR Manager, Investor Relations
The9 Limited
Tel: +86 (21) 5172-9990