Perfect World Entertainment Inc. today announced the beta program for its flagship free-to-play MMORPG, Jade Dynasty, is now open to all gamers. Based on the widely popular internet novel “Zhu Xian,” Jade Dynasty features a unique martial arts style game play wrapped in a huge, evolving game world that players can access completely free of charge.
“This is a very important release for Perfect World Entertainment. We consider Jade Dynasty to be our flagship title and our teams in both the USA and China have put in long hours and an amazing level of dedication to ensure a successful launch,” said Dr. Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Inc. “Jade Dynasty will usher in a new generation of MMORPGs and we’re excited to open this virtual world to all players in North America and Europe.”
Jade Dynasty is the English-based version of Zhu Xian, one of China’s most popular online games, and it offers a multitude of features and systems not commonly found in free-to-play MMORPGs. Once inside the crisp, clean game world, players begin their quest to uncover the secrets of immortality as they first assume the role of a simple paladin. Players delve into a system where choices between good and evil begin to shape their game play experience as they obtain different skills, items and ultimately, a story that is unique to every player. Among the many great features, the classless character progression system allows players to focus on the skills you desire to create the ultimate warrior.
Unlike other games that charge monthly subscription fees, Jade Dynasty allows gamers complete access to the game world free of charge. Players can trade, earn and spend virtual currency in the game to upgrade a large variety of items in real-time to further enhance and personalize their game play experience. Digital goods that players can obtain in the In-game Shop include: items that can assist with tasks such as consumables that aid player progress, others that reset or temporarily increase stats, expansion of storage capabilities, customizable fashion and equipment, such as mounts that allow faster movement and reduce travel time, social items and gifts that assist communication, and much more.