(Redwood City, CA) July 3, 2012 - Perfect World Entertainment Inc. today announced the official release of its hit first-person shooter Blacklight: Retribution on Steam. The popular free-to-play game is now available for download by the more than 40 million players using Valve's digital distribution service.
In celebration of the Steam launch, every new Blacklight: Retribution player who registers through Steam and reaches level five is granted a free orange Portal weapon tag. In addition, both Steam and veteran players will have the opportunity to acquire a blue Portal Weapon tag during the first week of the Steam launch.
"We're excited to make Blacklight: Retribution available to all the PC gamers using Steam," said Clifton Chu, Product Manager, Perfect World Entertainment. "The level of competition is going to be raised from intense to cut-throat with the influx of new Steam players."
Perfect World Entertainment also launched new Oceanic servers to better serve players in and around Australia and New Zealand. Players in those regions can now interact with North American players without experiencing latency issues typically associated with connecting to faraway servers.
For more details on how to obtain the exclusive Valve branded items and to download and play Blacklight: Retribution for free, please visit: store.steampowered.com/app/209870
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com