China-based Perfect World, an online game developer, has announced the launch of unlimited closed beta testing for 'Empire of the Immortals', a new multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) for the company's 'Immortals' franchise.

'Empire of Immortals' is the second title in Perfect World's 'Immortals' franchise. Featuring the global style of the series, the new game goes a step further by introducing novel gaming experiences with a variety of vehicles built on ancient armory and weapons technologies, the company said in a statement.

Players can choose from various classes, and enjoy unique features and play modes including 'Family Wonders', 'Spirit System', and 'Turf War System'. 'Empire of the Immortals' runs on an upgraded 'Cube' engine to render exciting visual effects, and innovative game play and battle modes.

Mr. Michael Chi, CEO of Perfect World, said, Over the years we have been committed to globalizing our portfolio by continuously developing diversified titles across many genres. Our 'Empire of the Immortals' is another game geared towards global players.

Perfect World develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms. The company's current portfolio of online games includes MMORPGs like 'Perfect World', 'Legend of Martial Arts', 'Perfect World II', 'Zhu Xian', 'Chi Bi', 'Pocketpet Journey West', 'Battle of the Immortals', 'Fantasy Zhu Xian', 'Forsaken World' and 'Dragon Excalibur'; and an online casual game: 'Hot Dance Party'.

Perfect World games have also been licensed to game operators in Asia, South America and Russia. The company also generates revenues from game operations in North America, Europe and Japan.