Birmingham, 6 March 2008– Today Omega Sektor and NCsoft® Europe announce a special Easter Weekend Gaming Spectacular that you won’t want to miss! CITY OF HEROES®: The Ultimate Heroic Weekend will run from 21st– 24th March and will include gaming, dancing, drinking and a chance to win exclusive goodies and meet some of the greatest heroes and villains around.
There will be non-stop activities running throughout the daytime across Saturday, Sunday and Monday with entry priced at£5 a day. In addition, hero wannabes are invited to special evening events on Friday and Saturday night, with entry tickets priced at£5 and£10 respectively.
The fun starts at 8pm on 21st March as Omega Sektor hosts a Heroes and Villains Masquerade Ball, where guests are invited to come along dressed as their favourite comic alter ego, and the best dressed will win a One Year Free Play Pass to be used at Omega Sektor. The party will run until midnight and include gaming challenges and tournaments, special drinks and music from the resident DJ. Members of the City of Heroes Community Team will be on hand to meet and greet players, and special guest Mellisa‘WarWitch’ Bianco (game designer) will be flying in from the US to make the weekend an event to remember.
The weekend gets into full swing on Saturday 22nd when doors open at 10.00am with heroes and villains taking to the floor to meet the people posing for photos and signing autographs. Special guests include Ms Liberty and The Ghost Widow from the City of Heroes&City of Villains® games. Money raised from selling the photographs will be donated to a special charity - the Draw the World Together Foundation whose artists will also be on hand to sketch players as their favourite comic characters. Activities will run until 24th March.
On Saturday night there will be a special Night Play session, where gamers are invited to play into to early hours. Tickets for any of the days’ events are available in advance from the Omega Sektor reception or via the ticket hotline 0121 200 8383. A limited number of tickets for all the events will also be available on the door.
For more details on this action packed weekend, visit http://uk.cityofheroes.com/news/article/3138
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About NCsoft Europe
NCsoft Europe (NCE) is headquartered in Brighton, United Kingdom and is wholly-owned subsidiary of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online games. NCsoft operates publishing offices within North America, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand and has development studios in Seattle, Austin, California (North America) and Seoul (Korea). NCE recently announced the formation of the first European development studio, based within the UK.
NCE began operations on 1st September 2004 and serves as a central hub for all NCsoftsales, marketing and distribution operations in Europe, via its European distribution network. The company has successfully launched multiple online titles and continues to support its franchises, which include Lineage® II (November 2004), City of Heroes (4th February 2005), Guild Wars® (28th April 2005), City of Villains (31st October 2005), Guild Wars Factions™ (28th April 2006), Guild Wars Nightfall™ (27th October 2006), Guild Wars: Eye of the North™ (31st August 2007) and Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa® (2nd November 2007). More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://eu.plaync.com.
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