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Closed beta date announced for Blacklight Retribution

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Perfect World Entertainment has announced that its upcoming MMOFPS, Blacklight Retribution, will begin closed beta testing on November 10, 2011. Players who have applied for closed beta will be admitted in waves to allow for focused testing.

Blacklight Retribution is developed by Zombie Studios, and has won several awards from the press, including “Best Multiplayer” and “Most Valuable Game.” It is the second out-of-house developed game that Perfect World Entertainment will release to its gamers (the first being Rusty Hearts).

Perfect World also publishes Jade Dynasty and Forsaken World.

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October 5, 2011 — Foster City, Calif. — Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), unveiled today that its upcoming, next-generation first-person shooter (FPS), Blacklight Retribution, will be going into closed beta on November 10, 2011. Select players will be invited into the closed beta on day one, followed by additional waves of players in the following weeks.

“The development of Blacklight Retribution has been a hard earned labor of love and after receiving praise from both fans and media, we’re confident that our work will pay off,” said Jared Gerritzen, Creative Director at Zombie Studios. “Closed beta is another step towards a game that we know people will have a great time playing.”

“We’ve been looking forward to getting Blacklight Retribution into the hands of gamers, so we’re excited to open the game up to thousands of players,” stated Andrew Brown, Executive Producer for Perfect World Entertainment. “We are confident that many gamers out there will be pleased and will finally have a real first person shooter experience in a F2P environment.”

Blacklight Retribution has already been the recipient of several awards, including “Best Multiplayer” from Machinima during the game’s showing at PAX Prime, and Most Valuable Game from PC Gamer while at E3.

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