BEIJING, May 28, 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 May 28, 2013.
Press Releases Issued During the Period:
April 26, 2013 – Perfect World Files 2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F
May 3, 2013 – Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for 3D Comic-based MMORPG "Saint Seiya Online" on May 16
May 20, 2013 – Perfect World Unveils New 3D Fantasy MMORPG "Holy King" in its Pipeline
Launch of "Gourmet Adventurer"
On May 13, 2013, Perfect World launched its 2D turn-based cartoon-style web game "Gourmet Adventurer" in China. "Gourmet Adventurer" is a cuisine-themed role-playing web game that features an elimination-based combat style, fresh and cute graphics, and straightforward and enjoyable player controls, offering players enriched gameplay and an interactive entertainment experience.
In May 2013, Perfect World launched three mobile games in China, including the card game "Legend of Chu and Han," the SLG game "Rise of The King," and the 2D turn-based RPG game "Return of the Condor Heroes."
Recently, Perfect World released expansion packs for a couple of its games. On May 23, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Mounted Might" for its 2D turn-based MMORPG "Return of the Condor Heroes." On May 28, 2013, Perfect World released the expansion pack "World Conquest" for its 3D MMORPG "Zhu Xian."
Launch of English, French, and German Versions of "Neverwinter" in the U.S. and Europe
On April 30, 2013, Perfect World launched open beta testing for the English, French, and German versions of "Neverwinter" in the U.S. and Europe through its subsidiaries. "Neverwinter" is a widely-acclaimed MMORPG developed by Cryptic Studios, Perfect World's subsidiary based in the U.S. Set in the background of epic stories, the beautiful artwork and fast-paced action combat in the game deliver an intense and exciting gaming experience to players.
Launch of "Forsaken World" in Turkey
In May 2013, Perfect World launched "Forsaken World" in Turkey through its European subsidiary. "Forsaken World" is Perfect World's 3D MMORPG set against the backdrop of a fantasy world. The game was first launched in Mainland China in October 2010 and has been licensed to dozens of countries and regions.
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Launch of "Forsaken World" in Vietnam
In May 2013, Perfect World launched "Forsaken World" in Vietnam through CMN Viet Nam Online Joint Stock Company, an online game operator in Vietnam.
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" and "Saint Seiya Online;" 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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