Jian Xia Qing Yuan R (JX1M) will be launching an open beta test in Malaysia and Singapore on the 5th of January 2022 and the game has recruited a number of ambassadors to promote the game over a number of different countries around the Asia-Pacific region.
Here is a chance to meet them!
Jian Xia Qing Yuan R Ambassadors
Vietnam: Tran Thanh
Tran Thanh is a famous celebrity in Vietnam. He is known as ‘Nation’s MC’, a multi-talent artist who’s played the part of comedian, actor, filmmaker, director, and scriptwriter. He’s been the host of a number of game shows in the country including ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and the Vietnamese version of ‘Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader’.
The good reputation of Tran Thanh makes him the best face to represent the most popular MMORPG in Vietnam. A 3D model of Tran Thanh also appears in JX1M’s Vietnamese CGI trailer.
China: Vincent Zhao
Vincent Zhao Wenzhuo is a Chinese actor and martial artist. He is best known for playing the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung in the modern classic ‘Once Upon a Time in China’ as well as popular hits like ‘The Blade’ and ‘God of War’ (not that one).
Back in 2003, Seasun Entertainment actually invited Vincent Zhao to be an ambassador for the original JXQY Online, but this, unfortunately, didn’t happen due to unforeseen circumstances.
Now, the dream has finally come true after 18 years. Vincent Zhao is still contributing to the popularisation of Chinese martial arts on every media platform. He really is a modern-day man with the ancient wuxia spirit burning inside him.
Taiwan: Nadow Lin & Vivian Hsu
Nadow Lin is a famous actor in Taiwan who has recently been awarded the best supporting actor in the 57th Golden Horse Awards for the film ‘Classmates Minus’. While Vivian Hsu has also been a famous actor and singer since the 1990s, working on films like ‘Little Big Women’. She even voiced acted for an anime, playing the character of Aisha in ‘Mobile Suit Gundam SEED’.
This time Nadow Lin & Vivian Hsu have decided to take part in a short film based around the golden era of PC online games. In the short film, they played the role of a student couple who started dating after coming across each other at a cyber cafe. It’s a nostalgic piece, that’ll bring back the memories of veteran players from the early 2000s.
Singapore / Malaysia: Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee is a Malaysian actor, born in Malacca, and currently one of Singapore’s most popular celebrities. Many viewers loved his performance in the television series ‘The Return of the Condor Heroes, an adaptation of Jin Yong’s Wu Xia novel Series. Needless to say, his background’s the perfect fit for a Wuxia-inspired game like Jian Xia Qing Yuan R.
He was selected as Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes in Mediacorp’s Star Awards from 1997–1998, 2000, 2002-2009 respectively, and awarded All-Time Favourite Artiste Award in 2010. His reputation and image have been very positive in the industry even after working as a talent for almost 20 years.
Key Opinion Leaders
In addition to the ambassadors, Jian Xia Qing Yuan R will also be appointing a number of key influences to help bring attention to the game through social media, youtube, and streaming.
Dissy is a well-known YouTuber group among the youth of the Malaysian Chinese community. They are famous for their comedic content that brings out the ‘real side’ of society.
And what would a video game be without gamers to play it? JX1M has teamed up with some of the biggest streamers in the region. These include Xiaoting Miao Miao and January AKG from Malaysia as well as the sister duo of Michy from TiFFWithMi from Singapore.
The JX1M team will also be working with well-known singers and dancers including Priscilla Abby, a well-known cover singer in Malaysia. She’s known for going viral on Tiktok for her song ‘Gulf of Alaska’.
Another singer the developers are working with is Michelle Han Xiao Ai, a well-known influencer who can sing and dance and has been on local TV shows. She is known for her positive and funny images among locals.
Finally, the popular Malaysian Chinese singer Haoren is working as a key opinion leader for the game. This local celebrity is known for singing and dancing competitions a few years ago. He has become a popular YouTuber and has maintained a positive image with a following of loyal fans.
As you can see, there are a lot of talent from all around the Asia-pacific region getting involved with Jian Xia Qing Yuan R. If you’re a fan of any of these lovely people, you may just see them on the ancient Chinese battlefield between Song and Jin sometime in the near future.
Jian Xia Qing Yuan R will be available for iOS and Android on January 5th, 2021. You can pre-register for the game here.