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Open beta begins for Blacklight Retribution

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Perfect World Entertainment has launched the open beta testing phase of its new MMOFPS, Blacklight Retribution.

Open beta adds new features to the game, including three new maps, starting with the newly released Vortex. Players will also have access to pre-built Heroes already ready for battle, new data nodes that let players socket and craft equipment, and more.

To celebrate, players can participate in leveling contests, video contests, and earn raffle tickets for a chance at prizes and fame.

Perfect World Entertainment also publishes Rusty Hearts and Jade Dynasty.

Blacklight Retribution Open Beta Video:


More Action Awaits More Players in the Free FPS to Beat
(Foster City, CA) February 28, 2011 — Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), brings gamers one step closer to the future of war. With Blacklight Retribution’s Open Beta, competitive shooter fans can finally experience next-generation visuals, polish and gameplay in a tightly presented free-to-play package.

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The Blacklight Retribution Open Beta features all-new content:

• New Multiplayer Maps
Three new maps will be released throughout the Open Beta period, beginning today with Vortex. Live and die fighting in a sprawling missile silo complex with cover heavy terrain and flooded walkways that create intense firefights around every corner.

• Playable Hero Characters
Get a unique look and a defined role by utilizing carefully crafted Heroes pre-built for battle.

• Data Nodes
Pump up abilities and go next level with new socketing and crafting systems.

For a quick look at the Blacklight Retribution Open Beta, check out the new Vortex trailer:

Perfect World Entertainment is also hosting numerous events to celebrate the Blacklight Retribution Open Beta launch, including leveling and video contests, as well as raffle giveaways where gamers can win a variety of cool prizes.

For more information about these events or to play Blacklight Retribution right now, please visit:

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