The team from Perfect World International has provided us with this developer journal detailing the new race and two new classes available in the game's upcoming third expansion.
The newest race to join Perfect World is the Tideborn, an aquatic race whose home is under the safety of the sea. A player shouldn't be surprised to discover that the Tideborn starting city is in fact on an island!
The Tideborn have their own features, such as the fin-like ears and sea creature inspired clothing, which lets them standout amongst the other denizens of Perfect World, however, they are fully customizable like the other races.
Players who choose to become a Tideborn will have one unique starting advantage: the mermaid form. This transformation will allow players to switch to mermaid form for improved swimming speed, a must for a sea dwelling race.