Louis Cha has written some fairly popular novels, and now fans of his work are getting an MMO based on it. Under the working title of Swordsman Online
, it joins a number of movies and TV shows based on Cha's work. There isn't much more info at this time, but with all the fantasy clone MMOs out there I think a martial arts one is a refreshing change of pace. We'll be getting a teaser out of E3 sometime this week.
PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SWORDSMAN ONLINE AS A WORKING TITLE AT E3
Swordsman Online Brings to Life Louis Cha's Popular Martial Arts Novel
June 15, 2010 - Redwood City, Calif. - Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), today unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) an all new MMORPG under the working title, Swordsman Online . With a huge following and made into countless movies and TV shows, Perfect World Entertainment aims to bring Louis Cha's popular martial arts novel to a whole new audience. The Swordsman Online teaser trailer will be shown at Perfect World Entertainment's E3 booth located in the West Hall: Booth #5112.
"We are extremely excited to be announcing Swordsman Online as a working title and setting our precedence for unveiling cutting edge games at E3," said Dr. Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Inc. "Swordsman Online highlights our commitment to constantly push the industry envelope and what it means to be a free-to-play game. Players should never have to settle or compromise on game quality regardless of business model and we want players to expect more from their MMOs."
Perfect World Entertainment will also be showcasing Forsaken World and Heroes of Three Kingdoms, shown as playable demos for the first time in North America, along with the hit action-MMORPG, Battle of the Immortals.
For more information on Forsaken World, Heroes of Three Kingdoms and Battle of the Immortals, please visit the official E3 preview site at: http://www.perfectworld.com/e3_2010
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 online games based on the Perfect World proprietary game engines and game development platforms. The Company's releases include "Battle of the Immortals," "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."