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Perfect World Launches 'The Return of the Storm' Expansion Pack for 'Legend of Martial Arts'

Perfect World Launches 'The Return of the Storm' Expansion Pack for 'Legend of Martial Arts'

BEIJING, July 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (''Perfect World'' or the ''Company''), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced that it launches ''The Return of the Storm'' expansion pack for ''Legend of Martial Arts'' on July 24, 2008.

''Legend of Martial Arts,'' a cartoon-style 3D MMORPG that was introduced in 2006, is adapted from a popular TV situation comedy ''My Own Swordsman,'' which has the same Chinese name as ''Legend of Martial Arts.'' With its unique features and comical tasks, the game has been popular with online game players and successfully licensed to eight countries and regions.

The new expansion pack contains a number of new features, including a ''Phantom Ship'' map and related exclusive tasks. Additionally, existing armors will be upgraded and appear in a few brand new series. The expansion pack also includes an upgraded ''Reputation System,'' a brand new ''Battleground System,'' and a new ''Revitalization System,'' to present better game experience to online game players.

''As one of our important products, 'Legend of Martial Arts' has been popular among online game players since its launch,'' commented Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World. ''In the new expansion pack, we have added a variety of new features to this light-hearted game in order to bring more fun to online game players. I believe they will have a brand new game experience with 'Legend of Martial Arts.'''

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

Perfect World Co., Ltd. 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 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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For further information, please contact: Perfect World Co., Ltd. Vivien Wang Investor Relations Officer Tel: +86-10-5885-1813 Fax: +86-10-5885-6899 Email: [email protected]://www.pwrd.com/ Christensen Investor Relations Peter Homstad Tel: +1-480-614-3026 Fax: +1-480-614-3033 Email: [email protected] Jung Chang Tel: +852-2117-0861 Fax: +852-2117-0869 Email: [email protected]

Perfect World Co., Ltd.

CONTACT: Vivien Wang, Investor Relations Officer of Perfect World Co.,
Ltd., +86-10-5885-1813, or fax, +86-10-5885-6899, or [email protected]; or of
Christensen Investor Relations: Peter Homstad, +1-480-614-3026, or fax,
+1-480-614-3033, or [email protected], or Jung Chang, +852-2117-0861,
or fax, +852-2117-0869, or [email protected], both for PWRD

Web Site: http://www.pwrd.com/

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