Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for 'Forsaken World' on October 21

Oct 11, 2010, 05:58 ET from Perfect World Co., Ltd.

BEIJING, Oct. 11 /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 its new 3D fantasy MMORPG "Forsaken World" on October 21, 2010.

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Set against the backdrop of a fantasy world, "Forsaken World" breaks new ground by introducing a wealth of innovative features. In the game, a fantasy world called "Grand Mundo" is created where players themselves alter the fate of "Grand Mundo" through their individual actions in the game. The game features exciting elements such as "Rule of Time," "Rule of Space," "Magic" and "Divinity." "Forsaken World" adopts a system of annalistic history, and allows players to impact core contents such as the epoch, the orbiting of constellations and the birth of deities.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World commented, "Forsaken World will be among the major releases by Perfect World in 2010. It will be an important product in the Company's diversified game portfolio. The game contains many new designs, and uniquely blends the cultures of different regions. We've integrated many western features in the game to give players new and exciting gaming experiences."

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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" and "Fantasy Zhu Xian;" 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, Europe and South America. The Company also generates revenues from game operations in North America 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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