Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perfect World Entertainment Announce They Will Be Distributing Torchlight And Reveal Pre-Order Competition


Perfect World Entertainment have announced they will be distributing Torchlight for $19.99. they also announced that those who pre-order the game at http://torchlight.perfectworld.com/ will be entered into a competition to win a signed limited edition torchlight poster.
Runic Games, Torchlight's developers, have also announced that the game will be available for purchase in Steam, but only for 30 days, from October 27th.

Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 20, 2009 Perfect World Entertainment, Inc, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD), today announced that it will be distributing Runic Games’ upcoming single-player version of its action-RPG, Torchlight for PC. Preorders will be available on the Perfect World Entertainment portal at http://torchlight.perfectworld.com/.

Along with being one of the first to download the game for US$19.99 on October 27, preorders will be entered to win limited edition Torchlight posters signed byRunic Games’ CEO, Max Schaefer and co-founder, Erich Schaefer. The Schaefer brothers are best known for co-founding Blizzard North and for their work on bringing Diablo and Diablo II to life.

“Runic Games has always been about delivering quality action-RPG entertainment to gamers and by offering Torchlight preorders, gamers can look forward to being one of the first to enjoy the game,” said Max Schaefer, CEO of Runic Games. “For less than a pair of movie tickets, Torchlight offers nearly limitless replayability, as well as our full development tool suite.”

“Torchlight is a phenomenal game coming from the industry’s top talent and we are very pleased to be able to offer preorders to players on our portal,” said Dr. Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment. “For us, Torchlight bridges the gap between Eastern and Western players and we look forward to working closely with Runic Games on the upcoming, free-to-play MMO version of Torchlight.”

About Runic Games, Inc.
Runic Games is a developer of PC-based entertainment software, designing games that focus on quality, approachability, and fun. Runic Games is staffed by a team with experienced members, including leads on "Diablo," "Diablo II," "Diablo II: Lord of Destruction," "Fate," "Hellgate: London" and "Mythos." Runic Games is located in Seattle, Washington, United States.

About Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World Entertainment, a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD), publishes free-to-play, online games and provides online services in North America. The Company primarily publishes three-dimensional, or 3D, online games based on the Perfect World proprietary Angelica 3D game engine and game development platform. Perfect World Entertainment’s goal is to provide North American users with perfectly polished gameplay, exceptional localization, the highest quality customer service, and an unparalleled online community experience.

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