October 5, 2011 -- Foster City, Calif. -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), unveiled today that its upcoming, next-generation first-person shooter (FPS), Blacklight Retribution, will be going into closed beta on November 10, 2011. Select players will be invited into the closed beta on day one, followed by additional waves of players in the following weeks.
"The development of Blacklight Retribution has been a hard earned labor of love and after receiving praise from both fans and media, we're confident that our work will pay off," said Jared Gerritzen, Creative Director at Zombie Studios. "Closed beta is another step towards a game that we know people will have a great time playing."
"We've been looking forward to getting Blacklight Retribution into the hands of gamers, so we're excited to open the game up to thousands of players," stated Andrew Brown, Executive Producer for Perfect World Entertainment. "We are confident that many gamers out there will be pleased and will finally have a real first person shooter experience in a F2P environment."
Blacklight Retribution has already been the recipient of several awards, including "Best Multiplayer" from Machinima during the game's showing at PAX Prime, and Most Valuable Game from PC Gamer while at E3.
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About Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), primarily publishes online games and provides online services in North America. Aiming to provide the best game services to North American players with the highest level of commitment in localization, quality assurance, and user-friendly publishing infrastructure, Perfect World Entertainment has achieved great success and published a number of MMORPGs, including "Perfect World International", "Forsaken World", "Battle of the Immortals", "Jade Dynasty", "Legend of Martial Arts" ,"Heroes of Three Kingdoms," and "Ether Saga Odyssey", and a single-player action-RPG "Torchlight."
About Zombie Studios Inc.
Seattle based Zombie Studios is a leading independent developer of PC, Xbox and PS3 titles across multiple third party engines including Unreal and Unity. Zombie has been an independent developer for 17 years with development focus on everything from military simulation and serious games to hand held development, to retail quality Xbox360 and PC games. Zombie is also focused on developing properties for use in graphic novels and movies. For more information on Zombie, visit www.zombie.com