Chibi makes Neil Diamond happy by coming to America

by: Chad -
An MMORPG called Chibi is coming to America (via Perfect World Entertainment) but will be called Heroes of Three Kingdoms when it arrives.  Players will be transported back in time and given a chance to rewrite an important period in Chinese history.  Heroes of Three Kingdoms will feature motion captured martial arts combat, eighteen types of weapons and historical battles.

Click over to the web site here.  They have a video and other media available, which show off some fancy weapons and moves.  You can also register for the beta if you're interested.
“HEROES OF THREE KINGDOMS” MMO COMES TO NORTH AMERICA
Rewrite History in One of the Greatest Battles of All Time

March 15, 2010 – Redwood City, Calif. - Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), today announced that the 3D MMORPG, Heroes of Three Kingdoms, will be coming to North America. Known as the Chibi in China, Heroes of Three Kingdoms is based on one of history’s greatest battles and not only gives players the opportunity to experience the chaos first hand, but also the chance to rewrite pivotal moments in Chinese history.

“With Heroes of Three Kingdoms, we’re going back to our roots and transporting players back in time to experience an era that helped shaped modern China as we know it today. Fans of the popular literature based around the Three Kingdoms era will be excited to be able to meet their favorite heroes and villains in our game,” said Andrew Brown, Product Manager of Heroes of Three Kingdoms. “Heroes of Three Kingdoms does an excellent job encapsulating the excitement and thrill that has led this era to have such a huge following.”

Highlights
· Motion Captured Combat – Using advanced motion capture technology; combat is brought to life martial arts specialist, making the action exciting and realistic. Experience in-game combat as if it were real life.
· Eighteen Weapon System – With a unique cool down system, players will have eighteen types of weapons available during the Three Kingdoms era in China to choose from.
· Kingdom War System – Join the Wei, Shu or Wu and choose to wage war or create alliances against one another.
· Historic Instances – Go back in time to experience historical battles and pivotal moments that helped shape the Three Kingdoms era and modern China.

Players interested in learning more about Heroes of Three Kingdoms as well as signing up for the closed beta can visit http://HOTK.PerfectWorld.com

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. The Company’s releases include “Ether Saga Online,” “Jade Dynasty” and “Perfect World International,” a free-to-play MMORPG which is currently played by millions of people worldwide; and a single-player action-RPG “Torchlight.”
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