BEIJING, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- 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 22, 2011.
Press Releases Issued During the Period:
July 25, 2011 – Perfect World Established Cooperation with Sega to Introduce Comic-based Online Game "Saint Seiya Online" in China
August 3, 2011 – Perfect World Entered Into A Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Film Business
August 3, 2011 – Perfect World to Launch Unlimited Closed Beta Testing for "Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber" on August 18
August 8, 2011 – Perfect World Provides Update on Share Repurchase Program
August 21, 2011 – Perfect World Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2011 Annual General Meeting
"Legend of Martial Arts" Expansion Pack – "The Master Thief"
On August 11, 2011, Perfect World released the expansion pack "The Master Thief" for its 3D cartoon MMORPG "Legend of Martial Arts." This expansion pack introduces new features including new professions, skill-training system and maps, providing players with enhanced and refreshing game content and gameplay.
OVERSEAS LICENSING AGREEMENT
Licensing "Dragon Excalibur" to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
In August 2011, Perfect World signed an agreement with Wayi International Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. ("Wayi") to license "Dragon Excalibur" to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. "Dragon Excalibur" is Perfect World's first 2D real-time MMORPG, set against a backdrop based on ancient Chinese mythology. The game was first launched in Mainland China in October 2010.
OVERSEAS LAUNCHES THROUGH LICENSEES
Launch of "Forsaken World" in the Philippines
In July 2011, Perfect World launched its 3D MMORPG "Forsaken World" in the Philippines through Cubinet Interactive Philippines Corporation, a company under Cubinet Interactive Group（"Cubinet Interactive"）. "Forsaken World" was first launched in Mainland China in 2010, and has since been successfully licensed to several countries and regions.
Launch of "Zhu Xian" in Indonesia
In July 2011, Perfect World launched its "Zhu Xian" in Indonesia through PT. LYTO Datarindo Fortuna（"LYTO"）. "Zhu Xian" is Perfect World's 3D MMORPG based on a popular Internet novel with the same name. First launched in Mainland China in 2007, the game has since been successfully licensed to dozens of countries and regions.
About Wayi International Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (http://www.wayi.com.tw)
Established in 1993, Wayi International Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., is a Taiwan-based developer, distributor and operator of online games. Wayi became one of the leading online game developers and operators in Taiwan after successfully launching a number of popular online games, including "Stone Age," "Elysium Online," "SF Online" and "Xi-you Online." Wayi is devoted to expanding its proprietary R&D and globalization activities, Wayi has distributed its self-developed "Lord of the Key" to countries including Japan, Indonesia and Turkey and China.
About Cubinet Interactive Group (http://www.cubinet.com)
Cubinet Interactive Group is engaged in developing and publishing high-quality game products in the Southeast Asia market. Composed of a large number of senior experts in all aspects, Cubinet Interactive also has strong network support and a strong user's community. In addition to the publication and operation of games in Malaysia and Singapore, Cubinet Interactive also develops business throughout the rest of Southeast Asia region. Through cooperation with Perfect World, the company successfully launched "Perfect World II" in Malaysia and Singapore. "Perfect World II" was one of the best performing online games in Southeast Asia in 2007. In addition, the company also introduced other Perfect World games including "Battle of the Immortals," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Chi Bi," "Zhu Xian" and "Hot Dance Party" to the region where they also became popular.
About PT. LYTO Datarindo Fortuna (http://www.LYTOgame.com)
PT. LYTO Datarindo Fortuna, established in 2003, is the largest online game entertainment publisher in Indonesia. LYTO's mission is to provide the new way of gaming experiences through the introduction of Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs). Headquartered in Jakarta, LYTO has more than 10 branch offices throughout Indonesia. As of 2010, LYTO has published 14 games, including "Perfect World," which became one of the most popular games in Indonesia. The genres of LYTO's titles vary from RPG, casual and RTS to webgames. Currently, LYTO has a large number of Internet Café players and home players. In the future, LYTO will continue to build relationships with more game developers to bring bigger and better online entertainment 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. The Company'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. The Company'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;" and an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party." While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, the Company's games have 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. The Company also generates revenues from game operations in North America, Europe and Japan. The Company plans to continue to explore new and innovative business models and remains deeply committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
Safe Harbor Statements
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