Last we heard, Disney was interested, but not planning
, to come up with their own themed MMO. Now we are told that Mickey and friends are heading to China to star in a new game in Spring 2009 - this from the news that NetDragon and Disney have teamed up to launch Disney Fantasy Online
. The Disney cast of characters are set to play NPCs in a game of high adventure and romance where players can quest and level their way through campaigns.
The dynamic sounds similar to that of Hello Kitty Online
, where players are able to farm, build, and raise pets in a themed environment without actually being the well-known characters. According to NetDragon, additional expansions and content will be released often to keep the game fresh. No word yet on whether/when DFO
might be available outside of China, but we will stay on top of it for you.