Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for Martial Arts MMORPG "Return of the Condor Heroes" on September 20

BEIJING, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, announced it will launch the open beta testing for its 2D turn-based martial arts MMORPG, "Return of the Condor Heroes," on September 20, 2012.

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"Return of the Condor Heroes" is Perfect World's new MMORPG adapted from Louis Cha's acclaimed martial arts novel of the same name.  In a traditional 2D turn-based online gaming environment, the game adopts some advanced 3D technologies to render delicate visual effects and various fun options to players.  Providing a refreshing gaming experience for fans of traditional 2D games, "Return of the Condor Heroes" introduces exciting features, including "Qinggong," a gameplay that adopts a style of martial arts with gravity-defying moves, and a powerful pet system.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Co-CEO of Perfect World, commented, "I am very pleased to present 'Return of the Condor Heroes' to our players this fall.  We have always committed ourselves to developing high-quality titles that incorporate the richness of Chinese culture.  With this new self-developed, turn-based online game equipped with various creative features, we look forward to bringing more entertaining experiences for our global players and introducing them to the charm of Chinese culture."

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" and "Empire of the Immortals;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and social networking games.  While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe and Japan 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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This press release contains forward-looking statements.  These statements constitute forward-looking statements under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements.  Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Perfect World's limited operating history, its ability to develop and operate new games that are commercially successful, the growth of the online game market and the continuing market acceptance of its games and in-game items in China and elsewhere, its ability to protect intellectual property rights, its ability to respond to competitive pressure, its ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, changes of the regulatory environment in China, and economic slowdown in China and/or elsewhere.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Perfect World's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Perfect World does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact

Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang – Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng – Investor Relations Manager 
Tel: +86-10-5780-5700 
Fax: +86-10-5780-5713
Email: ir@pwrd.com
http://www.pwrd.com

Christensen Investor Relations
Patty Bruner
Tel: +1-480-614-3036
Fax: +1-480-614-3033
Email: pbruner@christensenir.com

Teal Willingham
Tel: +86-10-5826-4988
Fax: +86-10-5826-4838
Email: twillingham@christensenir.com

SOURCE Perfect World Co., Ltd.



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