NCsoft Europe Prepares To Launch New European Server For Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne

Thursday 6th March/... Brighton, England– NCsoft® Europe, the world’s leading publisher and developer of online games, will soon be launching a new European server for its hit massively multiplayer online PC game, Lineage® II.

Since its worldwide launch in late 2003, Lineage II has been an unparalleled success, reaching more than 17 million players worldwide and gaining a reputation as the gaming market’s premier player-versus-player (PvP) MMOG. Following the December 2007 launch of Lineage II’s latest expansion, The Kamael, which added a staggering gigabyte’s worth of new content to the game, demand for European server access is running at an all time high as new players rush to join long-time fans. By launching a new server, called Luna, alongside the existing European servers Franz and Teon, NCsoft Europe has quickly moved to ensure continued, instant access and smooth online gameplay for new and current players of Lineage II.

Lineage II is an epic, online fantasy adventure like no other. It offers a dynamic online world, drawn in exquisite detail and populated with wonderfully lush landscapes, intricately sculpted fortresses and beautifully realised characters. Players can storm massive castles, fend off majestic beasts, ride dragons into battle and conquer formidable rival clans as they aim to become part of the Kingdom of Aden’s political and social elite. With the launch of The Kamael players can enjoy an entirely new playable race, a mysterious breed of one winged soldiers with an affinity to dark magic, along with a completely enhanced new player experience that’s helped to introduce thousands of new adventurers to Lineage II’s incredible world.

“Lineage II is a remarkable game that truly encapsulates the very best that the massively multiplayer online RPG genre has to offer. With its deep, immersive gameplay and thrilling player Vs player combat the demand for server access across Europe continues to be incredible.” said Mirko Gozzo, Lineage II product manager at NCsoft Europe.“We’re delighted to be launching a brand new European server for a game that continues to go from strength to strength.”

NCsoft expects the new Lineage II server, Luna, to launch at the end of April.

The standard edition box of Lineage II: The Kamael is available now at major retailers at a recommended retail price of£14.99 /€19.99 and at the PlayNC® store ( http://eu.plaync.com/eu/store). The game includes a 15 day time card in addition to the standard 30 days play; giving players a total of 45 days play time. Monthly subscription fee to the game is£8.99 /€12.99. The game is rated 12+ by PEGI ( www.pegi.info). For more information please visit www.discoverlineage2.com

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 NCsoft sales, 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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