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New Expansion Releases New Race, Classes and New Server


Dec. 16, 2009– Redwood City, Calif. - Perfect World Entertainment has launched its largest expansion,‘Rising Tide,’ for flagship MMORPG title Perfect World International. This chapter adds a plethora of new content including a new race, classes and quests, entirely free-to-play. Due to the exploding popularity of Perfect World International, a sixth, new PvE server, Raging Tide, will be introduced alongside the expansion.

“’Rising Tide’ is a major milestone for Perfect World International,” said Dr. Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment.“In just little over a year, we already have a third expansion which continues to prove our commitment to providing new and amazing content our players and a superb gaming experience.”

The‘Rising Tide’ expansion focuses on the appearance of the Tideborn—an aquatic race that has only recently surfaced, revealing themselves to the rest of the world. Unraveling the mystery behind the Tideborn will be up to the player as they journey into new zones and undertake all new quests.

‘Rising Tide’ will introduce a range of new and updated features including:

• New Race–“Tideborn”

• Two New Classes– the stealth“Assassin” and support caster“Psychic”

• New Quests– more than 200 new adventures to complete

• Faction Warfare - Additional territories to conquer

• Cooperative Questing– A new public quest system

• New Dungeons– Over 100 new monster types to discover

• New“Recasting” equipment system

• Daily Quests added just for Married Players

• New Fashion Slot—for the hair/hat option

• Newly implemented shared stash system for player accounts

"Perfect World International" is the English-based, international version of Perfect World II with millions of players worldwide. "Perfect World International" offers an immersive online world and now offers four unique races and eight different classes, as well as one of the most extensive character creation interfaces to date.

To learn more about the‘Rising Tides’ expansion, please visit: http://pwi.perfectworld.com/expansion.

About Perfect World Entertainment

Perfect World Entertainment, a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), publishes free-to-play, online games and provides online services in North America. The Company primarily publishes three-dimensional, or 3D, online games based on the Perfect World proprietary Angelica 3D game engine and game development platform. The Company’s releases include“Ether Saga Online,”“Jade Dynasty” and“Perfect World International,” a free-to-play MMORPG which is currently played by millions of people worldwide; and single player action RPG“Torchlight.”



Katrina Mossberger

Perfect World Entertainment

(650) 590-7720


Jason Varden

Perfect World Entertainment

(650) 590 -7728


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