FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2010 - Foster City, Calif., and Amsterdam, Netherlands - Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Perfect World Europe B.V., wholly owned subsidiaries of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), today announced Jade Dynasty: Vengeance , the latest expansion for the martial arts inspired MMORPG, will be launching on August 25, 2010 for North America and with German and French versions for Europe. Players will be able to take up the epic struggle between humans and immortals with two new playable factions, a plethora of new daily events and a territory wars system that will pit alliances against each other.
"Jade Dynasty has been an international success and with Vengeance, we'll be offering French and German versions for the first time to our European audience," said Andrew Brown, Product Manager for Jade Dynasty . "New and existing players can look forward to new features and content in the upcoming expansion that will help progress the ongoing story between humans and the immortals."
"With international teams staffed with native speakers from around the world, we are able to ensure the highest level of localization on both a language and cultural level," said Derick Chan, QA Manager for Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
In Jade Dynasty: Vengeance , players will be faced with the tough decision between aiding the humans in their search for immortality or joining the immortal, Athan race to extinguish the humans who threaten the very balance of the Jade Dynasty universe. With the delicate truce between humans and immortals now broken, the Athans are sending down their elite Celan and Rayan factions to fight against the humans. With whole territories up for grabs, Jade Dynasty will never be the same again.
Jade Dynasty: Vengeance will offer a variety of new features and content for new and existing players to discover including:
- <*>New Factions - Choose between two new Athan factions including the Celan, known for their ability to manipulate foes and support allies using their music notes of the Immortals, or the Rayan, feared as deadly assassins, even among their own allies.*> <*>Territory Wars System - For the first time, experience true, ongoing alliance versus alliance warfare, which will vary from server to server.*> <*>PvE Daily Events - Participate in new PvE daily events designed to have much higher rewards.*> <*>Party System - Communicate across realms to similar level players for easier partying.*> <*>Unique Auction House - Bid on high-level or one-of-a-kind items on the auction house, which will award items to players for having the lowest unique bid versus the highest.*>
For more information on Jade Dynasty: Vengeance, please visit the official teaser site at http://jd.perfectworld.com/expansion.
About Jade Dynasty
Based on Zhu Xian, one of China's most popular internet novels, Jade Dynasty features a unique martial arts style of gameplay wrapped in a huge, evolving game world. Offering a multitude of features and systems not commonly found in free-to-play MMORPGs, Jade Dynasty does not require a monthly subscription, is free to download and is free-to-play.
About Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), publishes free-to-play online games and provides online services in North America. The Company primarily publishes online games based on the Perfect World proprietary game engines and game development platforms. The Company's releases include "Heroes of Three Kingdoms," "Battle of the Immortals," "Ether Saga Online," "Jade Dynasty" and "Perfect World International," a free-to-play MMORPG which is currently played by millions of people worldwide; and a single-player action-RPG "Torchlight."
About Perfect World Europe B.V.
Perfect World Europe B.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), a leading online game developer and operator based in China. In 2008, Perfect World opened a U.S. subsidiary Perfect World Entertainment Inc. that mainly releases free-to-play MMORPGs in North America based on the Perfect World proprietary game engines and game development platforms. In early 2010 Perfect World Europe B.V. was established in Amsterdam. Like its American counter-part, Perfect World Europe B.V. will focus primarily on the publication and promotion of Perfect World's localized MMORPGs.