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BEIJING, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced it will launch open beta testing for its 3D fantasy MMORPG, "Holy King," on September 10, 2013.

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"Holy King" is Perfect World's new 3D MMORPG adapted from the popular online novel of the same Chinese name.  Running on Perfect World's proprietary "Echo" game engine, the game features a fantasy setting and fierce battles.  The dazzling graphics coupled with diverse refreshing gameplay deliver a delightful gaming experience to players in an immersive fantasy world, where they can enjoy the special combination of mysterious fantasy scenery and exciting battles.

Mr. Robert Xiao, Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World commented, "Since our inception, Perfect World has been dedicated to providing players with a wide range of high-quality game products that cater to their different tastes and various interests.  As a fantasy online game, 'Holy King' blends various elements that again demonstrate our commitment to developing proprietary high-quality titles.  We are very excited about the upcoming debut of 'Holy King' and hope the game's appealing content can bring an unforgettable game world for our players."

About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (http://www.pwrd.com)

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China.  Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms.  Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends.  Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals," "Return of the Condor Heroes," "Saint Seiya Online" and "Swordsman Online;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and mobile games.  While a majority of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia through its own subsidiaries.  Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories.  Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements.  These statements constitute forward-looking statements under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements.  Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Perfect World's limited operating history, its ability to develop and operate new games that are commercially successful, the growth of the online game market and the continuing market acceptance of its games and in-game items in China and elsewhere, its ability to protect intellectual property rights, its ability to respond to competitive pressure, its ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, changes of the regulatory environment in China, and economic slowdown in China and/or elsewhere.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Perfect World's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F.  Perfect World does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact

Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang – Vice President, Capital Market & Corporate Communications  
Joanne Deng – Associate Investor Relations Director  
Tel: +86-10-5780-5700  
Fax: +86-10-5780-5713
Email: ir@pwrd.com  
http://www.pwrd.com

Christensen Investor Relations 
Patty Bruner
Tel: +1-480-614-3036
Fax: +1-480-614-3033 
Email: pbruner@christensenir.com

Jung Chang
Tel: +852-2117-0861
Fax: +852-2117-0869
Email: jchang@christensenir.com

SOURCE Perfect World Co., Ltd.

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