BEIJING, March 4, 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 it will launch the open beta testing for "Empire of the Immortals" on March 22, 2011.
Following "Battle of the Immortals," "Empire of Immortals" is another new title in Perfect World's "Immortals" franchise. The game has received great attention from gamers since its unlimited closed beta testing which was launched in December 2010. Featuring the international style of the "Immortals" series, "Empire of the Immortals" runs on an upgraded "Cube" engine to render exciting visual effects, and innovative game play and battle modes.
In the upcoming open beta testing on March 22, "Empire of the Immortals" will be enhanced based on feedback from the previous unlimited closed beta testing. In addition to its existing features and play modes, including various classes, "Family Wonder," "Spirit System" and "Turf War System;" the game will also introduce additional new elements, such as personalized equipment, "Royal Title System" and "Clan Altar."
Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World, commented, "With the debut of 'Empire of the Immortals', I am very pleased to kick off 2011 with another great title to our players. 'Empire of the Immortals' is another important product in our portfolio that fuels our global expansion and product diversification strategy. We look forward to wowing our global players with the exciting contents of the game."
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," and "Empire of the Immortals;" 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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