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The mobile version of Tencent's Dungeon and Fighter game is set to be released in May

Tencent Holdings, the Chinese tech giant, has announced the highly anticipated release of its mobile game, Dungeon and Fighter: Origin, scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st, 2024. This mobile adaptation of the original Dungeon and Fighter PC game, which debuted in 2005, has been in development for over seven years.

Developed by Korea’s Nexon, the mobile version of Dungeon and Fighter was previously launched in South Korea in 2022. However, its release in China was delayed due to government restrictions on the gaming industry from 2018 to 2022.

The recent closed test conducted by Tencent involved 300,000 players, yielding promising results. HSBC reported strong performance metrics for the game, including daily active users, retention rate, and user spending propensity.

In February, investment bank Jefferies forecasted Dungeon and Fighter to achieve a top-five revenue ranking in China, with potential annual revenues ranging from $600 million to $1.1 billion over time, according to Reuters. However, they anticipate a cautious approach to engagement and monetization during the initial launch phase.

Dungeon and Fighter transports players into the mythical realm of Arad, where they can choose from diverse character classes, each with unique abilities. The game offers a captivating blend of side-scrolling beat ’em up action and RPG elements.

Despite undergoing various name changes, such as Arad Senki in Japan and Dungeon Fighter Online in English-speaking regions, the core gameplay of Dungeon and Fighter remains unchanged.

With its impending launch in China, Dungeon and Fighter: Origin is poised to captivate players with its immersive gameplay experience and rich storytelling. As Tencent continues to invest in the mobile gaming sector, the release of Dungeon and Fighter represents a significant milestone in the company’s quest for gaming dominance.

Source: adapted from an article by Isa Muhammad, Staff Writer for

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