BEIJING, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) (“Perfect World” or the “Company”), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced it will launch open beta testing for its 3D MMORPG “Legend of the Condor Heroes,” on September 25, 2014.
Adapted from Louis Cha’s acclaimed classic martial arts novel of the same Chinese name, “Legend of the Condor Heroes” is Perfect World’s first action game that breaks away from the traditional “point and click” combat pattern. Running on Perfect World’s new proprietary “ARK” game engine, the game exhibits elaborate visual effects with smooth action and vivid combat scenes. In addition to its creative plot inspired by the original novel and open-style fun gameplay, “Legend of the Condor Heroes” provides players with a brand new online game experience that can incorporate data from offline sports and other activities through certain wearable devices.
Mr. Robert Xiao, Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World commented, “‘Legend of the Condor Heroes’ is a high-quality title that incorporates a concept that we are calling, ‘HiFuture!,’ which promotes the idea that healthy gaming can be combined with healthy living. It is our view that the game industry will start to see a much deeper integration with other industries, and games in the future will incorporate features that promote a healthy lifestyle. With this exciting game, we look forward to providing another unforgettable world of entertainment for our players around the world.”
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,” “Empire of the Immortals,” “Return of the Condor Heroes,” “Saint Seiya Online,” “Swordsman Online” and “Holy King;” an online casual game: “Hot Dance Party;” and a number of web games and mobile games. While a majority of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia 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, 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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