(Foster City, CA) February 14, 2011 - Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), successfully launched today the fifth expansion for Perfect World International, its flagship MMORPG with millions of players worldwide. The new expansion titled Descent gives players a new angle in high-end PvP and introduces a whole array of brand new skills that will alter current skill balancing tactics and strategies for all ten character classes.
"The past year has been an exciting year of growth for Perfect World International, as we completed successful launches of the Genesis expansion, The Trials content update, and two new servers in Europe," said Hao Lu, Product Manager for the internationally acclaimed title. "More so than any other previous expansions, the Descent expansion brings about changes that players have been patiently awaiting."
As the name implies, players will journey from a realm of cloud-like floating islands into hostile territory in an attempt to repel the greatest threat that the Perfect World land has ever known. Additional features in Perfect World International: Descent includes:
• Explore New Zones
Teleport into the land of Morai, fight your way through dozens of new quests in dynamic locales, while engaging in new storylines, experiencing refreshing instance mechanics, and taking on spectacular bosses.
• Attain New Gear
Experience the exhilarating pursuit of the latest fearsome gear sets and witness the addition of two newly devised equipment attributes built around boosting PvE effectiveness.
• Join an Order
Ally yourself with one of three ideologically distinct Orders, which will not only reveal your heart's intentions, but also determine the elite training and gear you'll be working towards.
• Master New Class Skills
Game-changing, new high-end abilities have been created for all classes, and many existing abilities have been tweaked for balancing purposes.
In celebration of the Descent expansion, players can enter a sweepstakes to win one of two limited edition Perfect World International Barbarian Statuette, Logitech G19 gaming keyboard, and Logitech G400 gaming mouse (USD value of $250). Simply enter by logging into the game at least once per day for ten days between February 7th and February 21st.
For more information about the sweepstakes, visit http://pwi.perfectworld.com/news/?p=449131.
Additional information about Perfect World International's latest expansion can be found at http://pwi.perfectworld.com/descent.
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD INTERNATIONAL
Perfect World International is one of the most successful free-to-play 3D MMORPGs ever and now boasts millions of players worldwide and a distinct level of artistic elegance. Be transported into a graphically stunning and captivating world filled with adventure and chaos. Prepare to unite against a common enemy and uncover the mystery behind the reemergence of an ancient race known as the Tideborn.
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", "Ether Saga Odyssey", "Jade Dynasty", "Battle of the Immortals", "Forsaken World" and "War of the Immortals"; and a single-player action-RPG "Torchlight". Perfect World Entertainment also licenses and operates popular games, including an action-based MORPG "Rusty Hearts".