Perfect World Announces Recent Business Developments
BEIJING, Nov. 19, 2012
BEIJING, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD)
("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and
operator based in China, today announced its recent business developments as
of November 19, 2012.
Press Releases Issued During the Period:
August 30, 2012 - Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for Martial Arts
MMORPG "Return of the Condor Heroes" on September 20
September 24, 2012 - Perfect World Announces Departure of Mr. Davis Jian Li
October 19, 2012 - Perfect World and Valve Announce Exclusive Rights for
Perfect World to Operate Dota 2 in Mainland China
November 13, 2012 - Perfect World Appoints Alex Yiran Xu as Senior Vice
November 18, 2012 - Perfect World Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at
2012 Annual General Meeting
"Battle of the Immortals" Expansion Pack - "Gate of Destiny"
On August 28, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Gate of
Destiny" for its 2.5D mysterious adventure MMORPG "Battle of the Immortals."
The expansion pack introduces a brand new "Destiny Card" system, new armors,
new maps and a new instance, as well as expanded battle scenes, enhancing the
excitement of the game experience.
"Perfect World II" Expansion Pack - "Uprising Dynasties"
On September 6, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Uprising
Dynasties" for its 3D MMORPG "Perfect World II." The expansion pack includes a
brand new battlefield map, where certain players from different servers can
participate in fierce combat, enriching the battle experience for gamers.
"Zhu Xian" Expansion Pack - "Dawn of Judgment Day"
On September 25, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Dawn of
Judgment Day" for its 3D MMORPG "Zhu Xian." The expansion pack introduces a
new profession with new skills and adds new maps, instances and story
plots.Certain existing skills are also adjusted and optimized to bring
enhanced gaming experience to players.
"Dragon Excalibur" Expansion Pack - "Legend of Yellow Emperor"
On October 11, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Legend of
Yellow Emperor" for its 2D real-time MMORPG "Dragon Excalibur."The expansion
pack introduces various new elements including new maps and skills, as well as
new deity and demon camps, providing enriched game content to players.
"Fantasy Zhu Xian" Expansion Pack - "Heavenly Scripture"
On October 18, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Heavenly
Scripture" for its 2D turn-based MMORPG "Fantasy Zhu Xian." The expansion pack
introduces the new "Heavenly Scripture" skill system, in addition to new maps,
pets, tasks and skills, presenting players with more interesting new content
"Forsaken World" Expansion Pack - "The Wolf"
On October 18, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "The Wolf" for
its 3D MMORPG "Forsaken World." The expansion pack presents a more exciting
game world through the introduction of new elements including a new
profession, new instances and new story plots.
"Perfect World" Expansion Pack - "Call of Heaven"
On October 24, 2012, Perfect World released the expansion pack "Call of
Heaven" for its 3D MMORPG "Perfect World." The expansion pack introduces new
content including a new map, a new instance and new skill systems, adding more
entertaining elements to the existing fun gaming environment.
Release of English and German Versions of "Torchlight 2"
In September and October 2012, Perfect World released the English and German
versions of "Torchlight 2," a pay-per-install, action role-playing game. This
sequel to "Torchlight" is a popular title developed by Perfect World's
majority-owned subsidiary, Runic Games, Inc., a top-tier game development
studio based in the U.S.
Launch of "Dark Blood" in Japan
In September 2012, Perfect World launched "Dark Blood," a 2D action MORPG, in
Japan through its wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary, C&C Media Co., Ltd. ("C&C
Media"). "Dark Blood" is a Korean game with dazzling battling actions. C&C
Media has obtained exclusive license to operate this game in Japan.
Launch of "RaiderZ" in North America
In October 2012, Perfect World launched "RaiderZ" in North America through its
wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. ("PWE").
"RaiderZ" is a Korean action MMORPG, where players can fully experience fun of
battling and hunting a myriad of epic monsters which require strategy, skill
and teamwork to defeat. PWE has obtained exclusive license to operate this
game in North America.
OVERSEAS LICENSING AGREEMENT
Licensing "Empire of the Immortals" to Indonesia
In September 2012, Perfect World signed an agreement with PT. Buana Online
Internasional, a subsidiary of PT. Prodigy Infinitech ("Prodigy"), to license
"Empire of the Immortals" to Indonesia. First launched in mainland China in
March 2011, "Empire of the Immortals" is the second 2.5D MMORPG following
"Battle of the Immortals" in Perfect World's "Immortals" franchise.
About PT. Prodigy Infinitech (http://www.prodigy.co.id)
PT. Prodigy Infinitech was founded in April 2008 by a management team with a
passion to bring the world's best games to Indonesia. In June 2009, Prodigy
acquired exclusive license to operate "Runes of Magic" in Indonesia. In 2010,
Prodigy released in Indonesia a popular online game called "Canaan Online,"
which won a huge following in the country's gaming community and gained great
attention in a gaming exhibition jointly held by Prodigy. In 2012, Prodigy
released "Legend of 3 Kingdoms," "Mercury Red," "Realm of the Titans,"
"Harvest Moon Indonesia" and "Warrior King." "Pirate King" under development
is also planned to be launched soon. Prodigy aims to unite the diverse
communities in Indonesia through online gaming, and foster a lifestyle of fun
and enjoyment with interactive entertainment. Prodigy also aims to grow into a
top game publisher, and continues its mission to introduce localized versions
of high-end game titles from all around the world to the growing Indonesian
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," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire
of the Immortals" and "Return of the Condor Heroes;" an online casual game:
"Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and social networking games.
While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect
World operates its games in North America, Europe and Japan 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,
Australia, New Zealand, 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.
Safe Harbor Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
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," "anticipates," "future,"
"intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" 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, Perfect
World's limited operating history, its ability to develop and operate new
games that are commercially successful, the growth of the online game market
and the continuing market acceptance of its games and in-game items in China
and elsewhere, its ability to protect intellectual property rights, its
ability to respond to competitive pressure, its ability to maintain an
effective system of internal control over financial reporting, 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
For further information, please contact
Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang - Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng - Investor Relations Manager
Christensen Investor Relations
SOURCE Perfect World Co., Ltd.
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