Servers are scaled up to accommodate largest day one closed beta turnout to date
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2010 - Foster City, Calif. - Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), today announced that it has successfully launched closed beta testing for Rusty Hearts , its highly anticipated hack and slash MORPG based on cel-shaded graphics, fast paced combo attacks and dungeon exploration. With thousands of new registrations on launch day itself, Rusty Hearts gives Perfect World Entertainment its largest day one closed beta turnout to date.
"Within a few hours after launch, our servers reached max capacity and we had to scale up the servers in order to accommodate the flood of players," said Mark Hill, Game Producer for Rusty Hearts. "It was an exciting day to see the overwhelming response of players dedicated to Rusty Hearts. Now, we will strongly take into consideration player feedback to ensure that the game is fully ready for its wide release."
During the closed beta period, players will be immediately ushered into an epic battle against an army of vampires and monsters. Players will also get to explore content up to level twenty, immerse themselves in two of the game world hubs, raid dungeons in parties of up to four players, and collect over 3,500 rare items and unique loot from hundreds of quests. Once players progress their favorite character to level ten, they are free to engage in five epic PvP modes.
To celebrate the launch of closed beta, all players that log into Rusty Hearts any time before August 3 will automatically be entered into a giveaway to win one of two Astro A40 headsets and backpacks, customized exclusively for Rusty Hearts.
For more details on the giveaway or more information on Rusty Hearts, visit the official website at http://rh.perfectworld.com
Players without a closed beta key can now automatically participate in closed beta by registering for a beta key from http://rh.perfectworld.com/closedbeta
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 a 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 "Legend of Martial Arts," "Heroes of Three Kingdoms," "Battle of the Immortals," "Ether Saga Online," "Jade Dynasty," and "Perfect World International," a free-to-play MMORPG which is currently played by millions of people worldwide; and a single-player action-RPG "Torchlight."