Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments
BEIJING, July 7, 2014 /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 July 7, 2014.
Press Release Issued During the Period:
April 29, 2014 - Perfect World Files 2013 Annual Report on Form 20-F
In June 2014, Perfect World launched its 3D mysterious fantasy MMORPG mobile game "Forsaken World."
Recently, Perfect World released expansion packs for three PC games.
- On May 22, 2014, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Rage of Hades" for its 3D comic-based MMORPG "Saint Seiya Online."
- On June 3, 2014, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Raider Unleashed" for its 3D MMORPG "Zhu Xian."
- On June 25, 2014, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Forsaken World 2.0" for its 3D fantasy MMORPG "Forsaken World."
Launch of "Swordsman Online" in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan
In June 2014, Perfect World launched "Swordsman Online" in Singapore and Malaysia through its subsidiary in Southeast Asia, and in Japan through its Japanese subsidiary, respectively. "Swordsman Online" is Perfect World's 3D martial arts MMORPG adapted from Louis Cha's acclaimed classic martial arts novel. First launched in mainland China in June 2013, the game has since been well received by players.
Launch of English, French and German Versions of "Swordsman Online" in North America and Europe
In July 2014, Perfect World launched the English, French and German versions of "Swordsman Online" in North America and Europe through its overseas subsidiaries.
OVERSEAS LICENSING AGREEMENT
Licensing "Swordsman Online" to Indonesia
In June 2014, Perfect World signed an agreement with PT. Interactive Prima Online, an online game publisher in Indonesia, to license "Swordsman Online" to Indonesia.
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, 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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For further information, please contact
Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang - Vice President, Capital Market & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng - Associate Investor Relations Director
Christensen Investor Relations
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