SGTY, the Chinese video game developer who recently announced their entry to the Dota genre with Tianyijue has signed up with Aeria Games to publish the Chinese Dota game in North America. Tianyijue will be released in America as Tian Online.
Aeria Games - promoting Asian games.
Tian Online will be facing harsh competition from established American game companies who are involved in the Dota genre scene like S2 Games (Heroes of Newerth) and Valve Corporation (Dota 2).
What prompted the development of a Chinese DotA game?
In the opinion of the developers, IceFrog has made DotA into a boring gold farming game since DotA 6.51. The outdated Warcraft III engine and the rampant use of Warcraft cheat programs urged the development team to produce the game, Tian Online.
About Aeria Games
Aeria Games is a California based online games publisher geared towards Asian developed MMORPGs.
Aeria uses the free to play model and generates revenue via microtransactions.
Tian Online will be their first game in the emerging Dota genre.
Watch the Tian Online Video Game Trailer (Youtube).
You might wanna look at the Tian Online Screenshots.
You can also read the Tian Online Announcement here at Neutral Creeps.
Read all about the history of DotA and the emergence of the Dota genre.