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Blacklight Retribution officially launches

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Today marks the official release of Perfect World Entertainment’s Blacklight Retribution.

While the launch doesn’t include a content update, the game plans on releasing two new game modes (Netwar and Siege) along with supporting maps featuring an oil rig and an experimental weapons facility.

Perfect World also released some statistics about the beta, that include:

• 14 Million Minutes Played
• 280 Million Shots Fired
• 13 Million Agents K.I.A.
• 494 Million Combat Points Spent
• 21 Million GP Earned
• 1.3 Million Headshots
• 300,000 Melee Kills
• 255639 Flags Capped
• 40 Countries Represented

Perfect World Entertainment also publishes Rusty Hearts and Ether Saga Online.

Blacklight Retribution Launch Trailer:

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BLACKLIGHT: RETRIBUTION NOW AVAILABLE

Anticipated Free First-Person Shooter Launches

(Redwood City, CA) April 3, 2012 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc. today announced the official release of Blacklight: Retribution. The premiere first-person shooter has completed its extremely successful beta testing and is now a live free-to-play game.

Building upon Zombie Studios’ predecessor, Tango Down, Blacklight: Retribution provides FPS enthusiasts with a new standard for free-to-play games by fully utilizing Unreal 3 technology and implementing Direct X 11 to provide cutting-edge graphics and gameplay. Anyone can download and begin playing Blacklight: Retribution by visiting: www.playblacklight.com

Perfect World has also released an infographic detailing various in-game achievements made throughout the beta period. Some fun statistics from the infographic include:
• 14 Million Minutes Played
• 280 Million Shots Fired
• 13 Million Agents K.I.A.
• 494 Million Combat Points Spent
• 21 Million GP Earned
• 1.3 Million Headshots
• 300,000 Melee Kills
• 255639 Flags Capped
• 40 Countries Represented

“The Blacklight launch is a great achievement and testament to all the hard work from the passionate and talented people at Zombie Studios and Perfect World Entertainment,” said Kelly Dickinson, Product Manager, Perfect World Entertainment. “Even though it’s free, Blacklight is a technologically advanced, polished, fast-paced first-person shooter with production values that compete with the best the genre has to offer and we are very proud of it.”

Blacklight: Retribution fans can expect to strap on their combat helmets tighter than ever before with two upcoming game modes and supporting maps going live shortly after launch. Capture, control and hold areas of a highly hazardous oil rig and pilot a Scorpion Tank through a twisting path of carnage in an experimental weapons facility. Both the new game modes, Netwar and Siege, blend acute team strategy and crafty combat prowess in a heart-pounding race to annihilate or be annihilated.

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Today marks the official release of Perfect World Entertainment's Blacklight Retribution.