Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments
BEIJING, Nov. 25, 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 November 25, 2013.
Press Releases Issued During the Period:
August 26, 2013 – Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for 3D Fantasy MMORPG "Holy King" on September 10
September 17, 2013 – Perfect World to Launch Unlimited Closed Beta Testing in China for "DOTA2" on September 25
November 12, 2013 – Perfect World Announces Agreements to Invest in Two Gaming Portals
November 22, 2013 – Perfect World Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2013 Annual General Meeting
Launch of Unlimited Closed Beta Testing for "Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber"
In August 2013, Perfect World launched unlimited closed beta testing for its 2D real-time martial arts ARPG web game "Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber" in China. This game is adapted from Louis Cha's famous martial arts novel of the same name.
Recently, Perfect World released expansion packs for nine games.
- On August 20, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Divine Archers" for its 2.5D mysterious adventure MMORPG "Battle of the Immortals."
- On September 5, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Song of the Fire Warriors" for its 3D MMORPG "Perfect World."
- On September 16, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Galaxy Arena" for its 3D comic-based MMORPG "Saint Seiya Online."
- On September 27, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "The Storm Returns" for its 3D martial arts MMORPG "Swordsman Online."
- On October 18, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Zhu Xian 3.0" for its 3D MMORPG "Zhu Xian."
- On October 24, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "The Glorious Rebirth" for its 3D MMORPG "Perfect World II."
- On October 25, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Heavenly Fortress" for its 2D turn-based MMORPG "Fantasy Zhu Xian."
- On October 30, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Childhood Sweetheart" for its 2D turn-based MMORPG "Return of the Condor Heroes."
- On November 7, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Glory of Ice and Fire" for its 3D fantasy MMORPG "Forsaken World."
OVERSEAS LICENSING AGREEMENT
Licensing "Swordsman Online" to Vietnam
In October 2013, Perfect World signed an agreement with VGG Entertainment JSC, an online game publisher and digital service provider in Vietnam, to license "Swordsman Online" to Vietnam. "Swordsman Online" is Perfect World's 3D martial arts MMORPG adapted from Louis Cha's acclaimed classic martial arts novel.
OVERSEAS LAUNCH THROUGH LICENSEES
Launch of "Battle of the Immortals" in Turkey and Azerbaijan
In October 2013, Perfect World launched "Battle of the Immortals" in Turkey and Azerbaijan through its overseas partners. First launched in mainland China in April 2009, "Battle of the Immortals" is Perfect World's 2.5D mysterious adventure MMORPG well received by gamers both in China and overseas.
Perfect World Wins Awards at "The 8th Asia Brand Ceremony"
In September 2013, "The 8th Asia Brand Ceremony" was held in Hong Kong successfully. Perfect World's outstanding performance in 2013 earned it "Asia Famous and Fine Brand Award" and "Top 500 Asia Brand Award."
Perfect World Wins Award at "China International Digital Content Expo 2013"
In October 2013, "China International Digital Content Expo 2013" was held in Beijing successfully. This was the 11th China International Digital Content Expo. Perfect World won the "China Online Culture Achievement Award" during the Expo.
Perfect World Wins Four Awards at "2013 ChinaJoy Golden Plume Awards Annual Best Games Election"
In November 2013, Perfect World was announced as the winner of four awards from ChinaJoy's "2013 Golden Plume Awards Annual Best Games Election." Perfect World's PC online games "Swordsman Online," "Legend of the Condor Heroes" and "Zhu Xian," and mobile game "Return of the Condor Heroes" won awards for the "Top 10 Most Favorite Online Games among Game Players," the "Top 10 Most Anticipated Online Games by Game Players," the "Best Self-Developed Online Games" and the "Top 10 Most Favorite Mobile Games among Game Players," respectively.
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," "Swordsman Online" and "Holy King;" 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.
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