Perfect World Unveils New 3D MMORPG "Legend of the Condor Heroes" in its Pipeline
BEIJING, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today unveiled its new 3D MMORPG, "Legend of the Condor Heroes" in its pipeline.
Adapted from Louis Cha's acclaimed novel of the same name, "Legend of the Condor Heroes" is a game Perfect World is developing to cater to the tastes of global players. The game will recreate the magic of the martial arts world for international players while adhering to the novel's original storyline.
"Legend of the Condor Heroes" will run on the new "ARK" game engine, and introduce innovations in graphics, action, and gameplay designs. Perfect World's extensive experience and technological expertise in developing 3D online games will provide players with a riveting and enjoyable gaming experience. Additionally, the open-style gameplay will immerse players in an exciting and free gaming world.
Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World, commented, "We look forward to bringing our new martial arts MMORPG, 'Legend of the Condor Heroes,' to gaming communities around the world. As a masterpiece of Louis Cha and representative work of Chinese martial arts culture, the 'Legend of the Condor Heroes' novel has far-reaching influence and popularity among the global Chinese community. Adapting this literary classic into an online game, we look forward to presenting players with a martial arts classic in a new entertainment form. In the production of 'Legend of the Condor Heroes,' we will uphold our company's commitment to excellence, leveraging Perfect World's expertise in technology and online game development to create an international title that will bring the fun and charm of Chinese culture to gamers around the world."
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" and "Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber;" 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 plans to continue to explore new and innovative business models and remains deeply committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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