Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments
BEIJING, Feb. 10, 2012 /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 February 10, 2012.
Press Releases Issued During the Period:
December 16, 2011 – Perfect World Unveils New Cartoon-style Martial Arts MMORPG “Fantasy Condor Heroes”
January 10, 2012 – Perfect World Responds to Recent Anonymous Accusations
“Chi Bi” Expansion Pack - “Unrivaled War Chariots”
On November 24, 2011, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Unrivaled War Chariots” for its war epic 3D MMORPG “Chi Bi”. This expansion pack introduces new features including chariot-based gameplay and new battlefields, adding new exciting elements to this game.
“Forsaken World” Expansion Pack - “Twilight City”
On November 30, 2011, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Twilight City” for its 3D MMORPG “Forsaken World”. This expansion pack introduces a wealth of new content including a new map with a new city, a flight combat system, a new runes system, as well as several new instances, providing an enthralling gaming experience for players.
“Perfect World II” Expansion Pack – “Land of Darkness”
On December 15, 2011, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Land of Darkness” for its 3D MMORPG “Perfect World II”. The expansion pack introduces a wealth of exciting content including a new map, rich story plots, enhanced skill sets, as well as a brand new instance, creating a wonderful game world for players.
OVERSEAS LAUNCHES THROUGH LICENSEES
Launch of “Perfect World II” in the Spanish-speaking Countries in Latin America
In November 2011, Perfect World launched its 3D MMORPG “Perfect World II” in the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America through Aeria Games & Entertainment Inc. (“Aeria Games”). Perfect World II was first launched in Mainland China in November 2006 and has since been successfully launched in dozens of countries and territories throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Launch of “Legend of Martial Arts” in the Russian Federation and other Russian-speaking Territories
In December 2011, Perfect World launched its 3D MMORPG “Legend of Martial Arts” in the Russian Federation and other Russian-speaking territories through Inter-s Co., Ltd. (“Inter-s”). “Legend of Martial Arts”, first launched in Mainland China in September 2006, is a 3D cartoon adventure MMORPG based on a popular TV drama series with the same Chinese name.
Launch of “Dragon Excalibur” in Korea
In December 2011, Perfect World launched its 2D MMORPG “Dragon Excalibur” in Korea through Weaver Interactive Inc. (“Weaver”). “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.
Launch of “Chi Bi” in Indonesia
In January 2012, Perfect World launched its 3D MMORPG “Chi Bi” in Indonesia through PT. Buana Online Internasional, a subsidiary of PT. Prodigy Infinitech (“Prodigy”). “Chi Bi” is Perfect World’s 3D MMORPG based on the Three Kingdoms, a well-known period in ancient Chinese history. The game was first launched in Mainland China in January 2008.
Launch of “Empire of the Immortals” in North America and Europe
In December 2011, Perfect World launched its 2.5D MMORPG “Empire of the Immortals” under the name of “War of the Immortals” in North America and Europe through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Perfect World Europe B.V. The game was localized by the Company’s R&D teams to cater to North American and European gamers.
Perfect World Wins Awards at the “2011 China Game Industry Annual Conference”
In January 2012, the “2011 China Game Industry Annual Conference” was held in Xi’an, China. At the 2011 “China Game Industry Top 10s” Grand Awards Ceremony during the conference, Perfect World’s outstanding performance in 2011 earned it the following six awards:
- 2011 Top 10 Chinese Game Companies
- 2011 Overseas Development Awards for Chinese Game Companies
- 2011 Top 10 Influential Individuals in the Chinese Game Industry – Perfect World Senior Vice President Mr. Qi Zhu
- 2011 Top 10 Most Popular Domestically-Developed Online Games – “Zhu Xian”
- 2011 Top 10 Most Popular Online Games – “Zhu Xian”
- 2012 Top 10 Most Anticipated Games – “Swordsman Online”
About Aeria Games & Entertainment Inc. (http://www.aeriagames.com/)
With a rapidly growing community of over 35 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and with offices in the US, Germany and Brazil, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages – English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Turkish and Russian – covering more than 30 countries. Aeria Games’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible from PC, browser, tablet, and smart phones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. Aeria Games’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile titles.
About Inter-s Co., Ltd. (http://tabagames.ru/)
Founded in April 2009, Russia-based Inter-s Co., Ltd. specializes in R&D of software and online projects. To date, the company’s self-developed casual and social networking games are operated by tabagame.ru, its gaming portal. In 2010, Inter-s began its plan to operate MMORPGs in the Russian Federation and other Russian-speaking territories, and recently obtained the licensing agreement to operate Perfect World’s Legend of Martial Arts in the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories. Inter-s aims to introduce more exciting and high-quality games to the market.
About Weaver Interactive Inc. (http://www.weaverkorea.com)
Established in August 2002, Weaver Interactive Inc. is a leading Korea-based online game developer and publisher. Weaver has an attractive portfolio of 2D online games, with popular titles such as its proprietary “Online Samgukji” and “Peacock King Returns.” To date, Weaver has successfully published games in several Asian countries and territories, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia and Uzbekistan; and is currently preparing a new lineup of next-generation game titles. Weaver is committed to leveraging its extensive industry experience to expand the business in Asia and the greater global market.
About PT. Prodigy Infinitech (http://www.prodigy.co.id)
PT. Prodigy Infinitech was founded in April 2008 by a management team with a passion to bring the world’s best games to Indonesia. In June 2009, Prodigy acquired exclusive license to operate “Runes of Magic” in Indonesia. In 2010, Prodigy released in Indonesia a popular online game called “Canaan Online,” which won a huge following in the country’s gaming community and gained great attention in a gaming exhibition jointly held by Prodigy. Prodigy aims to unite the diverse communities in Indonesia through online gaming, and foster a lifestyle of fun and enjoyment with interactive entertainment. Prodigy also aims to grow into a top game publisher, and continues its mission to introduce localized versions of high-end game titles from all around the world to the growing Indonesian gaming society.
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” and “Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber;” an online casual game: “Hot Dance Party;” and a number of web games and social networking games. While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe and Japan 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 plans to continue to explore new and innovative business models and remains deeply committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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