Giant Interactive Announces ZT Online 2 PCU of Over 541,000

SHANGHAI, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) ("Giant" or "Company"), a leading Chinese online game developer and operator, today announced that peak concurrent users ("PCU") for ZT Online 2, the Company's second flagship game, reached over 541,000 on April 22, 2012.

Mr. Xuefeng Ji, Giant's senior vice president of research and development and the producer of ZT Online 2 commented, "Our development team is proud to see such a high level of gamer interest in ZT Online 2.  The recently released first expansion pack contained both cross-shard hardcore additions as well as social features to attract new users into the game, a goal which we clearly achieved given the new PCU record. We look forward to seeing continued growth by providing new content on an ongoing basis in the future."

Mr. Yuzhu Shi, Giant's chairman and chief executive officer commented, "We are very excited to see ZT Online 2 continuing to ramp up to 541,000 PCU. This new milestone cements ZT Online 2 as a great success both in our portfolio and from an industry-wide perspective.  We will continue to focus on innovative game development to further expand our user base and expect ZT Online 2 to continue to spearhead our growth over the near term."

About Giant

Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) is a leading online game developer and operator in China in terms of market share, and focuses on massively multiplayer online role playing games. Currently, Giant operates multiple games, including the ZT Online 1 Series, ZT Online 2, Giant Online, XT Online, The Golden Land, and Elsword. Giant has built a nationwide distribution network to sell the prepaid game cards and game points required to play its games. For more information, please visit Giant Interactive Group on the web at www.ga-me.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this release contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements and among others, include statements regarding the future growth of ZT Online 2, the addition of new content to the game on an ongoing basis, and Giant's development initiatives. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent only our belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of our control.  Our actual results and financial condition and other circumstances may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements.  Further information regarding risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements is included in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 20-F.

Contacts:

 


Investor Contact (China):

Rich Chiang, IR Director

Giant Interactive Group, Inc.

+86 21 3397 9959

ir@ztgame.com

 

Investor Relations (US):

Bryan Degnan, Associate

Taylor Rafferty

+1 (212) 889 4350

giantinteractive@taylor-rafferty.com

 

 

Investor Relations (HK):

Mahmoud Siddig, Managing Director

Taylor Rafferty

+852 3196 3712

giantinteractive@taylor-rafferty.com  

 

Media Contact (US):

Marc Raybin

Taylor Rafferty

+1 (212) 889 4350

giantinteractive@taylor-rafferty.com  

SOURCE Giant Interactive Group Inc.



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