Legend of Martial Arts Closed Beta Begins Nov. 24

Perfect World releases more details on the game, including the new Reavers race.

About a week ago, Perfect World Entertainment announced that its postponed Kung Foo! MMO has been reborn under the name Legend of Martial Arts. The company was tight-lipped about any details surrounding the revamp, but new details are starting to emerge about the game. The big news is that the closed beta will begin on Nov. 24, so mark your calendars!

Also, PWE has released a press release that contains more information about the game. It's based on the Chinese TV drama "My Own Swordsman" and will contain a transformation system, PvP dungeons, and more. You can read the full press release after the jump.

To top it off, PWE has given players a sneak peek at the new Reavers race. Players who choose this race will be able to pursue the physical transformation tree or the magical summoner tree.

Perfect World Entertainment Announces Legend of Martial Arts

October 27, 2010 - Foster City, Calif. - Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), today announced that Legend of Martial Arts, a light-hearted online adventure will be starting closed beta on November 24, 2010. Based on the Chinese TV drama, "My Own Swordsman," Legend of Martial Arts offers players unique character customization with a distinctive cartoon style set in a traditional Chinese background. While setting forth to uncover a mysterious secret and legend of martial arts, players can look forward to seeing slap stick humor throughout the 3D world as well as in quests that transcends cultural barriers.

"Legend of Martial Arts is a refreshingly different online adventure and we look forward to featuring it in our gaming portfolio," said Jonathan Belliss, Marketing Director for Perfect World Entertainment Inc. "Fans of the popular TV drama will be excited to see their favorite characters come to life while new players will discover why this story has such a huge following."

Key Features
• Martial Art Disciplines - Select and master your own martial art discipline to become a legend
• Reavers Race - A demonic, non-human race that possesses special magical skills, choose to play as either the Berserker or Oracle class
   o Berserker class - Transform into a cat or wolf to greatly improve physical abilities
   o Oracle class - Summon gods from the underworld to activate special and more powerful magic spells
• Transformation System - Over 100 different transformations available from purely aesthetic to others that bolster character attributes with passive benefits and skills
• Weapons and Equipment - Choose from a variety of weapons ranging from deadly scythes to a number of silly, everyday household items including a plunger, guitar or frying pan
• Legendary Weapon System - Achieve the top ranks on the leader boards and attain unique weapons to become a legend
• Expansive Zones - Discovery in-depth zones including special starting areas for the underworld race
 PvP Dungeons - Explore dungeons for loot and fight other players for the right to take down powerful monsters and bosses
• Dungeon Matchmaking/Queue System
•  Character Personalization - Choose from hundreds of different fashion styles and customization options


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