Perfect World Announces Brand New 2D MMORPG ‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’

May 5, 2009

BEIJING, May 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Perfect World Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PWRD)
(“Perfect World” or the “Company”), a leading online game developer and
operator in China, today announces that it plans to release a brand new 2D
turn-based cartoon MMORPG “Fantasy Zhu Xian” in 2009.

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“Fantasy Zhu Xian” is Perfect World’s first 2D turn-based cartoon MMORPG,
which is run on the Company’s proprietary EPARCH engine. The game is based on
a popular internet fantasy novel “Zhu Xian.” Players will be ushered into the
unknown world of “Zhu Xian” to unravel a series of mysteries. “Fantasy Zhu
Xian” will also feature a number of new characters which will interact with
the original characters of “Zhu Xian” to generate new stories.

“Fantasy Zhu Xian” will also be the first online game to adopt Perfect
World’s proprietary engine EPARCH, which targets the market for 2D online
games. This engine will allow the Company to introduce innovative features
such as reflections and flying in a 2D game.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World,
commented, “‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ is an important product developed by Perfect
World to target 2D turn-based online game market. It is also an integral part
of our product portfolio for 2009. I believe that, as our first 2D turn-based
MMORPG, ‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ will further diversify our product portfolio and
allow players to enjoy a new online gaming experience.”

About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (http://www.pwrd.com)

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer
and operator 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
local knowledge and experience, enable it to frequently and rapidly introduce
popular games that are designed to cater to changing customer preferences and
market trends in China. 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” and “Battle 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, Europe
and South America. The Company also generates revenues from game operation in
North America. 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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but are not limited to, our limited operating history, our ability to protect
our intellectual property rights, our ability to respond to competitive
pressure, changes of the regulatory environment in China, and economic
slowdown in China and/or elsewhere. Further information regarding these and
other risks is included in Perfect World’s filings with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20- F. Perfect
does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking
statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except
as required under applicable law.

    For further information, please contact

    Perfect World Co., Ltd.
     Vivien Wang
     Investor Relations Officer
     Tel:   +86-10-5885-1813
     Fax:   +86-10-5885-6899
     Email: ir@pwrd.com
     Web:   http://www.pwrd.com

    Christensen Investor Relations
     Kathy Li
     Tel:   +1-480-614-3036
     Fax:   +1-480-614-3033
     Email: kli@christensenir.com

     Roger Hu
     Tel:   +852-2117-0861
     Fax:   +852-2117-0869
     Email: rhu@christensenir.com

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