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Thousands More Gain Access To Neverwinter's Second Beta Weekend



       Thousands More Gain Access To Neverwinter's Second Beta Weekend

Founding Members are Guaranteed Access and VIP Perks as More Levels and
Features are Unlocked

PR Newswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 7, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World
Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that the second
Beta Weekend for the highly praised Dungeons & Dragons^® Neverwinter^™ action
MMORPG is about to begin. Taking place between March 8 and 10 Beta Weekend Two
gives players with access another 60-hours of early beta gameplay, a higher
level cap, new features and additional classes.

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"Neverwinter continues to impress players and publications worldwide," said
Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer and Chief Operating Officer, Cryptic
Studios. "The tremendously valuable feedback from peers and fans has allowed
us to make Neverwinter a truly AAA experience that is also free-to-play. We
thank everyone for their continuous support and welcome new players into this,
our second Beta Weekend."

Building upon the success of the first Beta Weekend, which was open to select
participants and Neverwinter Founders, Beta Weekend Two opens the gates to
hundreds of thousands more, including lifetime subscribers from two other
Cryptic titles, Star Trek Online and Champions Online.

New Features Include:

Control Wizard Class
Alongside three other previously playable classes (Guardian Fighter, Trickster
Rogue, and Devoted Cleric), the Control Wizard makes its public debut. With an
arsenal of arcane abilities, ranged attacks and AoE effects, Control Wizards
are perfect additions to well-balanced parties.

New Zones, Level 40
Players can now test their combat skills up to a new level cap of 40 and in
new zones, such as the burial grounds of Ebon Downs or the fortified monastery
of Helm's Hold. For those skilled enough to reach the Lair of the Mad Dragon,
there's an epic fight with... well, one can guess. 

Play Foundry Content
The Foundry, a powerful and easy-to-use content creation tool, allows users to
create, share and play their own quests and campaigns directly in the
persistent game world. In Beta Weekend Two, players can access more adventures
created by other gamers. Visit a well-informed Bar Maid, like the one in
Driftwood Tavern, or check out one of the many Job Boards scattered throughout
the city of Neverwinter to  see the community's first pass at Foundry content.

For guaranteed access to all Neverwinter's Beta Weekends, along with a wide
array of VIP perks and exclusive in-game items, players may purchase the Hero
of the North Founder's Pack or the Guardian of Neverwinter  Founder's Pack on
the official website.

For more details on the Neverwinter Founder's Pack Program, please
visit: http://nw.perfectworld.com/founderspack

For a chance to access upcoming Neverwinter Beta Weekends, please visit and
register at: http://www.playneverwinter.com/

During some of Neverwinter's quests, players will encounter Valindra
Shadowmantle's undead army as she purposes to destroy the living world and to
rule the Sword Coast. To download the new Undead Critter trailer and new
screens, go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fb3vnx5gdh0ozu1/JR1oKehUU0

ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.

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: www.perfectworld.com

ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS, Inc.

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.

CONTACT:
Christine Yeo
Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
(650) 590-7732
christine.yeo@perfectworld.com

Related Links:
Official Website for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter
Get immediate access to Neverwinter's Beta Weekends

SOURCE Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
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