Perfect World Announces the Introduction of New Martial Arts MMORPG 'Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber'

Dec 03, 2010, 04:17 ET from Perfect World Co., Ltd.

BEIJING, Dec. 3, 2010 /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 the introduction of a new martial arts MMORPG, "Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber."

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Adapted from Louis Cha's acclaimed novel of the same name, the game will immerse players in a virtual realm of martial arts fighting. Players can choose from three different factions and experience dynamic, life-like combat in five unique fighting modes. Players can also choose their own way to play and enjoy different gaming experiences.

"Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber" runs on Perfect World's proprietary EPARCH engine, delivering more vivid graphics with finer details and an overall more sophisticated visual effect. In addition, the game incorporates the Company's "AX" system, a new server technology that enhances gamers' interaction between different servers.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World, commented, "Our upcoming martial arts MMORPG, 'Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber,' is a solid addition to our diversified game portfolio. Over the years we have been committed to developing new games in a wide range of genres, to satisfy the varied tastes of different players. We believe 'Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber' will be a great MMOPRG, creating a wonderful world of martial arts for our players."

About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (

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" and "Dragon Excalibur;" 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, South 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.

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