Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments
BEIJING, Nov. 19, 2012 /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 November 19, 2012.
Press Releases Issued During the Period:
August 30, 2012 – Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for Martial Arts MMORPG “Return of the Condor Heroes” on September 20
September 24, 2012 – Perfect World Announces Departure of Mr. Davis Jian Li
October 19, 2012 – Perfect World and Valve Announce Exclusive Rights for Perfect World to Operate Dota 2 in Mainland China
November 13, 2012 – Perfect World Appoints Alex Yiran Xu as Senior Vice President
November 18, 2012 – Perfect World Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2012 Annual General Meeting
“Battle of the Immortals” Expansion Pack – “Gate of Destiny”
On August 28, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Gate of Destiny” for its 2.5D mysterious adventure MMORPG “Battle of the Immortals.” The expansion pack introduces a brand new “Destiny Card” system, new armors, new maps and a new instance, as well as expanded battle scenes, enhancing the excitement of the game experience.
“Perfect World II” Expansion Pack – “Uprising Dynasties”
On September 6, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Uprising Dynasties” for its 3D MMORPG “Perfect World II.” The expansion pack includes a brand new battlefield map, where certain players from different servers can participate in fierce combat, enriching the battle experience for gamers.
“Zhu Xian” Expansion Pack – “Dawn of Judgment Day”
On September 25, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Dawn of Judgment Day” for its 3D MMORPG “Zhu Xian.” The expansion pack introduces a new profession with new skills and adds new maps, instances and story plots. Certain existing skills are also adjusted and optimized to bring enhanced gaming experience to players.
“Dragon Excalibur” Expansion Pack – “Legend of Yellow Emperor”
On October 11, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Legend of Yellow Emperor” for its 2D real-time MMORPG “Dragon Excalibur.” The expansion pack introduces various new elements including new maps and skills, as well as new deity and demon camps, providing enriched game content to players.
“Fantasy Zhu Xian” Expansion Pack – “Heavenly Scripture”
On October 18, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Heavenly Scripture” for its 2D turn-based MMORPG “Fantasy Zhu Xian.” The expansion pack introduces the new “Heavenly Scripture” skill system, in addition to new maps, pets, tasks and skills, presenting players with more interesting new content to explore.
“Forsaken World” Expansion Pack – “The Wolf”
On October 18, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “The Wolf” for its 3D MMORPG “Forsaken World.” The expansion pack presents a more exciting game world through the introduction of new elements including a new profession, new instances and new story plots.
“Perfect World” Expansion Pack – “Call of Heaven”
On October 24, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack “Call of Heaven” for its 3D MMORPG “Perfect World.” The expansion pack introduces new content including a new map, a new instance and new skill systems, adding more entertaining elements to the existing fun gaming environment.
Release of English and German Versions of “Torchlight 2″
In September and October 2012, Perfect World released the English and German versions of “Torchlight 2,” a pay-per-install, action role-playing game. This sequel to “Torchlight” is a popular title developed by Perfect World’s majority-owned subsidiary, Runic Games, Inc., a top-tier game development studio based in the U.S.
Launch of “Dark Blood” in Japan
In September 2012, Perfect World launched “Dark Blood,” a 2D action MORPG, in Japan through its wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary, C&C Media Co., Ltd. (“C&C Media”). “Dark Blood” is a Korean game with dazzling battling actions. C&C Media has obtained exclusive license to operate this game in Japan.
Launch of “RaiderZ” in North America
In October 2012, Perfect World launched “RaiderZ” in North America through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. (“PWE”). “RaiderZ” is a Korean action MMORPG, where players can fully experience fun of battling and hunting a myriad of epic monsters which require strategy, skill and teamwork to defeat. PWE has obtained exclusive license to operate this game in North America.
OVERSEAS LICENSING AGREEMENT
Licensing “Empire of the Immortals” to Indonesia
In September 2012, Perfect World signed an agreement with PT. Buana Online Internasional, a subsidiary of PT. Prodigy Infinitech (“Prodigy”), to license “Empire of the Immortals” to Indonesia. First launched in mainland China in March 2011, “Empire of the Immortals” is the second 2.5D MMORPG following “Battle of the Immortals” in Perfect World’s “Immortals” franchise.
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. In 2012, Prodigy released “Legend of 3 Kingdoms,” “Mercury Red,” “Realm of the Titans,” “Harvest Moon Indonesia” and “Warrior King.” “Pirate King” under development is also planned to be launched soon. 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 “Return of the Condor Heroes;” 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 intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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