Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for ‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ on October 22

September 28, 2009

BEIJING, Sept. 28 /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
open beta testing for its first 2D turn-based MMORPG “Fantasy Zhu Xian” on
October 22, 2009.

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“Fantasy Zhu Xian” is based on a popular internet fantasy novel “Zhu
Xian,” and runs on the Company’s proprietary EPARCH 2D engine, bringing
entirely new gaming experiences to players.

In this open beta testing version, “Fantasy Zhu Xian” contains many
innovative features and lots of new content, including an innovative flying
system that introduces the concept of altitude into a 2D game, a built-in
PP-Chat friend making system, player vs. player turn-based battlefields and
such systems as light effect of weaponry, super pets, advanced equipment and
production and the NPC voice system. All these features cater to players’

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World,
commented, “‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ is our first attempt at entering the 2D
turn-based game market. It is also our major title this year. The game has
drawn a lot of interest since its closed beta testing in the domestic market.
Our R&D team has done thorough preparatory work for the open beta testing
based on the feedback from the closed beta testing. With the market’s
positive response at the preliminary stage, we are confident about the open
beta launch of ‘Fantasy Zhu Xian’ on October 22.”

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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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


    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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