Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments
BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced its recent business developments as of August 19, 2013.
Press Release Issued During the Period:
June 9, 2013 – Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for 3D Martial Arts MMORPG "Swordsman Online" on June 28
Recently, Perfect World released expansion packs for three games.
- On June 20, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "The Rise of Warriors" for its 2.5D MMORPG "Empire of the Immortals."
- On July 11, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "The Night Patrol" for its 3D cartoon MMORPG "Legend of Martial Arts."
- On July 25, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Storm Army Attacks" for its 3D fantasy MMORPG "Forsaken World."
Launch of "Empire of the Immortals" in Southeast Asia
In June 2013, Perfect World launched "Empire of the Immortals" in Southeast Asia through its subsidiary in the region. First launched in mainland China in March 2011, "Empire of the Immortals" is the second 2.5D MMORPG following "Battle of the Immortals" in Perfect World's "Immortals" franchise.
Launch of "Forsaken World" in Korea
In June 2013, Perfect World launched "Forsaken World" in Korea through its Korean subsidiary. "Forsaken World" is a 3D MMORPG set against the backdrop of a fantasy world. First launched in mainland China in October 2010, the game has since been licensed to dozens of countries and regions.
Launch of Polish, Italian and Turkish Versions of "Neverwinter" in Europe
In June 2013, Perfect World launched the Polish, Italian and Turkish versions of "Neverwinter" in Europe through its European subsidiary. "Neverwinter" is a widely-acclaimed MMORPG developed by Cryptic Studios, Perfect World's subsidiary based in the U.S. Featuring epic stories, beautiful artwork and fast-paced action combat, the game delivers an intense and exciting experience to players. First launched of its English, French and German versions in North America and Europe in April 2013, "Neverwinter" has gained great popularity among players.
OVERSEAS LICENSING AGREEMENT
Licensing "Swordsman Online" to Taiwan
In June 2013, Perfect World signed an agreement with Iwplay World Interactive Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd., an online game operator in Taiwan, to license "Swordsman Online" to Taiwan. "Swordsman Online" is Perfect World's 3D martial arts MMORPG adapted from Louis Cha's acclaimed classic martial arts novel.
OVERSEAS LAUNCHES THROUGH LICENSEES
Launch of "Forsaken World" in the Spanish-speaking Countries in Latin America
In June 2013, Perfect World launched "Forsaken World" in the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America through its overseas partner.
Launch of "Saint Seiya Online" in Taiwan
In July 2013, Perfect World launched "Saint Seiya Online" in Taiwan through its overseas partner. First launched in May 2013 in mainland China, "Saint Seiya Online" is Perfect World's 3D comic-based MMORPG based on the world-famous comic series "Saint Seiya."
Launch of "Empire of the Immortals" in Indonesia
In August 2013, Perfect World launched "Empire of the Immortals" in Indonesia through PT. Buana Online Internasional, a subsidiary of PT. Prodigy Infinitech.
About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (http://www.pwrd.com)
Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China. Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms. Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends. Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals," "Return of the Condor Heroes," "Saint Seiya Online" and "Swordsman Online;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and mobile games. While a majority of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia through its own subsidiaries. Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories. Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang – Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng – Investor Relations Manager
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