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Perfect World announces Blacklight Retribution

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Perfect World Entertainment has announced that it has partnered with Zombie Studios to publish Blacklight Retribution. This will make the first FPS to join Perfect World’s lineup.

Like other Perfect World titles, the game will be free-to-play. It will also offer high level graphics, utilizing both the Unreal 3 engine and DirectX 11.

No dates have been set for the game’s release or beta just yet, but the game’s teaser site has been launched at

Perfect World Entertainment also publishes Jade Dynasty, Battle of the Immortals, and Forsaken World.

Blacklight Retribution Gameplay Screenshot



This new first person shooter project will be unveiled next week at E3 behind closed doors

June 3, 2011 – Foster City, Calif. – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), announced today its partnership with Zombie Studios to publish its next-generation, adrenaline-pumping first person shooter (FPS) Blacklight™ Retribution.

A sequel to Zombie Studio’s Tango Down, Blacklight Retribution will be shown for the first time at this year’s E3 (June 7 – 9) in the West Hall, Booth #5322 for a behind-closed doors first hands-on to select media.

“Blacklight Retribution will be the first FPS in Perfect World Entertainment’s diverse portfolio of online games and highlights our commitment to providing players with new and unique online gaming experiences,” said Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Inc. “With Zombie Studio’s vast experience in developing high-quality first person shooters, we look forward to working closely with them to bring this free-to-play online experience to PC gamers everywhere.”

“We’ve wanted to develop a high quality and yet free-to-play first person shooter for years, which is why we’re excited to be teaming up with Perfect World, an online-game developer and operator with more than eight years of experience in the free-to-play space,” said Mark Long, co-CEO of Zombie Studios Inc. “We know how to make thrilling first person shooters and Perfect World have vast experience in publishing various games in different markets. With this alliance of expertise, PC gamers can look forward to a high quality first person shooter that is available for everyone to play.”

Blacklight Retribution will set the new standard for free-to-play shooters, by fully leveraging Unreal 3 technology and implementing DirectX 11 to give gamers cutting-edge graphics that will blow away expectations as well as minds.

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