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Perfect World to Launch Closed Beta Testing for ‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ on September 10

August 31, 2009

BEIJING, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Perfect World Co., Ltd.
(Nasdaq: PWRD) (“Perfect World” or the “Company”), a leading online game
developer and operator based in China, today announces that it will launch the
closed beta testing for its first 2D turn-based MMORPG “Fantasy Zhu Xian” on
September 10, 2009.

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“Fantasy Zhu Xian” is Perfect World’s first 2D turn-based MMORPG, which is
based on a popular internet fantasy novel “Zhu Xian.” The game represents the
world of “Zhu Xian” in a refreshing cartoon style. The game is run on the
Company’s proprietary EPARCH 2D engine and can exhibit such special visual
effects as “reflections,” “particle effects” and “translucency effects.” It
also features a flying system that introduces a concept of altitude into a 2D
game, which is very creative and advanced in terms of technology.

In the closed beta testing of “Fantasy Zhu Xian,” the players will not
only experience the excitement of fighting in player vs. player turn-based
battlefields, but they will also enjoy the multitude of experiences within the
many instances available to the players throughout the game world. The
players will also be able to engage in various round-the-clock activities in
the game during the closed beta testing.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World,
commented, “‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ is an integral part of our diversified product
portfolio. Both the storyline and play modes have shown a promising market
potential. I believe that ‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ will perform well in the closed
beta testing.”

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. 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 introduce popular games that are designed to cater to changing
customer preferences and market trends promptly. 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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