RUSTY HEARTS KICKS OFF CLOSED BETA PHASE 2 TODAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 25, 2011 - Foster City, Calif. - Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is pleased to begin the second phase of closed beta testing for its hack and slash, dungeon crawling MORPG Rusty Hearts today. All players that log into Rusty Hearts within the first twelve hours of the Phase 2 launch will automatically be granted a free costume item that will be permanent throughout the open beta. 

Followed by a fresh patch installation, the second phase will allow players to keep their characters and achievement levels from Phase 1 and offer even more variety to the game's features.

"We are ecstatic that Rusty Hearts has attracted thousands of gamers during the closed beta," said Mark Hill, Game Producer for Rusty Hearts . "We'd like to thank the dedicated community of players for their enthusiasm and the incredible amount of feedback we've received."

Based solely on player feedback, Phase 2 will include these new updates and enhancements:

•    Complete Town Restructure - Removal of portal "gates" allows for easier and more efficient travel through the game's outer hub worlds with less waiting in loading screens.

•    PvP System Adjustments - While experiencing an overall balanced PvP system, Intermediate and Advanced PvP arenas are now open for higher level players to face off against similarly ranked opponents.

•    Player Comparison Information - Compare your stats to other players and opponents, as well as help new players find the best way to manage their characters.

•    New Side Quest System - Track down ever-changing enemies and their locations with a wide array of quests displayed on Wanted Boards

•    Revamped Skill Tree System - Effectively manage your skill points to build upon previous skills and acquire new abilities

•    Advanced Crafting System - Dismantle unique items to obtain valuable materials that can be used for crafting advanced items including special weapons.

•    Deeper Item Quality System - A wider range of ranks have been added to weapons and gear in order to show their level of quality in greater detail.

•    Enhanced Looks for Weaponry - Get a completely new look for weapons that you have crafted compared to weapons that are picked up as loot drops.

Join the beta at http://rh.perfectworld.com/closedbeta/.

For more information on Rusty Hearts, visit http://rustyhearts.perfectworld.com/.

About Rusty Hearts

Rusty Hearts is a multiplayer online game with fast-paced and highly-stylized brawling combat combined with a solo or team-based dungeon exploration experience. In this gothic inspired world of vampires, half-vampires, and humans, players will be able to unleash devastating combo attacks, engage in a wide variety of epic monster battles, collect valuable loot, and become a unique hero.

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 "Forsaken World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Heroes of Three Kingdoms," "Battle of the Immortals," "Ether Saga Odyssey," "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."

 

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