BEIJING, May 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD) (''Perfect World'' or the ''Company''), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced that it will launch the ''Overlord of the Continent'' expansion pack for ''Chi Bi,'' the Company's first 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) based on Chinese history, on May 22, 2008.
Since the launch of ''Chi Bi'' in the first quarter of 2008, the game has received a lot of attention from online game players in China. The expansion pack will introduce wand and claw under the ''18 Legendary Weapons System,'' as well as the complete ''Battle of the Three Kingdoms System.'' Under the ''Battle of the Three Kingdoms System,'' the entire map is divided into 39 territories, which will be represented by 39 cities controlled by the kingdoms of Wei, Shu and Wu respectively. The original map of the ''Battle of the Three Kingdoms System'' presents the territories held by each of the three kingdoms before the battles start. It will be remapped according to the results of the battles.
As another core element of the expansion pack, the completely new weapons of wand and claw will play significant roles in the future development of the game. The claw, as an assassination weapon, features super fast attack speed, as well as lurker's attack, shadow's sneak attack, and dodging. The wand, a completely new weapon with magic power, features super attack power by conjuring fire and thunder, excellent control, a strong magic shield, and strong fighting endurance. The introduction of new weapons is expected to bring online game players brand new experiences.
''The new expansion pack 'Overlord of the Continent' for 'Chi Bi' is another important update since the game's open beta testing,'' commented Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World. ''In addition to the introduction of new weapons, the expansion pack also includes the highly anticipated 'Battle of the Three Kingdoms System.' The introduction of other unique features including war technology, strategic planning, recall of ancient martial soul, and city construction, will also enhance the charm of 'Chi Bi.' I believe that the launch of the new expansion pack will bring more fun to online game players.''
About Perfect World Co., Ltd. ( http://www.pwrd.com )
Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator in China. Perfect World primarily develops three-dimensional (''3D'') online games based on the proprietary Angelica 3D game engine and game development platform. The Company's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive local knowledge and experience, enable it to frequently and rapidly introduce popular games that are designed to cater to changing customer preferences and market trends in China. The Company's current portfolio of self-developed 3D online games includes 3D massively multiplayer online role playing games (''MMORPGs''): ''Perfect World,'' ''Legend of Martial Arts,'' ''Perfect World II,'' ''Zhu Xian,'' and ''Chi Bi;'' and a 3D casual game: ''Hot Dance Party.'' While most revenues are generated in China, the Company's games have been licensed to leading game operators in more than ten countries and regions. The Company plans to continue to explore new and innovative business models and remains deeply committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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