Neverwinter™ Beta Weekend Dates and Founder's Pack Program Announced

     Neverwinter™ Beta Weekend Dates and Founder's Pack Program Announced

Guaranteed beta access, VIP perks, and unique in-game items exclusive to
founding members

PR Newswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Perfect World
Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce a series of
Beta Weekends for the critically acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons^® MMORPG,
Neverwinter. Scheduled for February 8-10, March 8-10, and March 22-24, the
Neverwinter Beta Weekends will offer thousands of players in North America and
Europe 60-hour beta access for the chance to experience the highly anticipated
title prior to launch. To register for the chance to be selected for the
upcoming Neverwinter Beta Weekends, please visit:

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Following this exciting milestone, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. is also
pleased to unveil first details for the Neverwinter Founder's Pack program.
Starting today, Neverwinter fans can get a head start on their adventures in
the world of the Forgotten Realms^® with the Hero of the North Founder's Pack,
Guardian of Neverwinter Founder's Pack, or Neverwinter Starter Kit. Each pack
offers different tiers of rewards for players including guaranteed access to
the upcoming Neverwinter Beta Weekends, early access to the upcoming Open
Beta, VIP perks, and exclusive permanent in-game items.

"Neverwinter  offers players a dynamic experience with its engaging action
gameplay and unique content such as daily lore quests, looting and
party-oriented dungeon delves," said Craig Zinkievich, Chief Operations
Officer and Executive Producer, Cryptic Studios. "After several months of
alpha testing, we are thrilled to expand our pool of testers with the upcoming
Neverwinter Beta Weekends while offering fans the opportunity to become a
founding member of Neverwinter through the Founder's Pack program. We look
forward to fostering a community of passionate players that will help us to
make Neverwinter one of the greatest MMORPGs of all time."

The three versions of the Neverwinter Founder's Pack for purchase are:

Neverwinter Starter Kit:

The Neverwinter Starter Kit costs $19.99 USD (valued at $49.00) and supplies
adventurers with virtual consumable goods to aid them in their quest for

  o'Adventurer's Helper Pack' containing six different types of in-game items
  o'Small Bag of Holding' for twelve extra inventory slots
  o'Amulet of Protection' item

Guardian of Neverwinter Pack:

The Guardian of Neverwinter Pack costs $59.99 USD (valued at $149.00). In
addition to guaranteed entry to all three Beta Weekends, the pack also
includes VIP beta perks, and a variety of in-game items exclusive to Founder's
Pack purchasers, including:

  oThree-day head start access to Neverwinter Open Beta
  oUnique 'Gold Moonstone Mask Regalia' head piece
  oUnique 'Armored Horse' mount
  oUnique 'Direwolf Companion'
  oIn-game and forum 'Founder' title

Hero of the North Founder's Pack:

For the ultimateNeverwinterexperience, the Hero of the North Founder's Pack
costs $199.99 USD (valued at $549.00). It guarantees entry to all three Beta
Weekends, includes VIP access to Moonstone Mask Tavern, early access to The
Foundry (Neverwinter's user-generated content creation tool), fifteen
additional in-game items, plus features the following exclusive items that are
only available through the Founders' Pack program:

  oFive-day head start access to Neverwinter Open Beta
  oBeta Weekend Friend Invite code
  oExclusive access to 'Menzoberranzan Renegade', a drow playable race like
    the legendary ranger Drizzt Do'Urden, complete with unique racial
    abilities and tattoo
  oUnique 'Armored Spider' mount
  oUnique 'Panther Companion'
  oIn-game and forum 'Founder' title
  oVIP Game Access to skip-the-line and get priority log-in access

To take advantage of these benefits through Neverwinter's Founder's Pack
program and to secure a place in Neverwinter's Beta Weekends, players may

To download and view the brand new Neverwinter Founder's Pack trailer and
screenshots, visit

Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher
specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World
Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including Blacklight
Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International  and Star Trek
Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and
partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG
Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit
Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game
experiences to its players.A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:
PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley,
California. For more information, please visit:

Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to
delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA
titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand
beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. In addition to its successfully launched
"Champions Online: Free for All"  and "Star Trek Online", Cryptic Studios,
Inc. is now developing "Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter"  and other
unannounced projects. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World
Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Los Gatos, CA.

Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter, their respective logos, Forgotten Realms, and
all character names are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A.
and other countries. All rights reserved.

Related Links:
Neverwinter Founder's Pack
Neverwinter Official Website

Christine Yeo
Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
(650) 590-7732

SOURCE Perfect World Entertainment Inc.

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