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Perfect World to Launch Closed Beta Testing for ‘Zhu Xian’ in North America

May 7, 2009

BEIJING, May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Perfect World Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PWRD)
(“Perfect World” or the “Company”), a leading online game developer and
operator in China, today announced that it will launch closed beta testing for
“Zhu Xian” in North America on May 26, 2009. The game will be released as
“Jade Dynasty” through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Perfect World
Entertainment Inc.

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Based on a popular internet fantasy novel “Zhu Xian,” “Jade Dynasty” is a
3D MMORPG localized to cater to the North American market. The game has a
multitude of special features and systems. A player will obtain different
skills and tools to develop a story that is unique to him or her. Gamers’
choices between good and evil will shape their game experience.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World
commented, “I am pleased with the progress of our development in the North
American market. The introduction of ‘Jade Dynasty’ there will help further
strengthen our international reputation as a comprehensive online game
developer and operator.”

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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constitute forward-looking statements under the U.S. Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be
identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “future,” “plans,”
“believes” and similar statements. Such statements involve certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include,
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
World
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

SOURCE Perfect World Co., Ltd.


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