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European pre-order programme unveiled, offering an assortment of VIP privileges.

BRIGHTON, United Kingdom – 17 June , 2009 – NCsoft®, the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced the start of its preorder program and availability for the highly anticipated Western launch of Aion® , its new visually stunning fantasy MMORPG scheduled for release this fall. Players can now secure their copy by preordering the Aion Limited Collector’s Edition (only 50,000 being produced worldwide) which features a variety of exclusive items, or the standard edition featuring an exclusive SteelBook case limited to the first production run. Aion’s Western availability comes on the coattails of its phenomenal launch and success winning the Grand Awards of 2008 in Korea and setting launch participation records in China.

Players who preorder Aion receive guaranteed entry to all scheduled Aion beta events, exclusive in-game digital items, early access to the servers at launch and special game benefits including character and server preselection privileges. Featured in-game digital items for Aion preorders, include an exclusive Black Cloud Hat and Lodas' Amulet, as well as one of five different Ancient Rings of Power dependent on retail purchase location.

To take advantage of the special preorder promotion and secure their copy of Aion, players may visit one of several participating retailers. For complete Aion preorder program details, visit www.aiononline.com/preorder.

For more information about Aion please visit www.aiononline.com.


Christian Vestøl, cvestol@ncsoft.com, +44 (0) 1273 872082

Sabine Berekoven, sberekoven@ncsoft.com, +44 (0) 1273 872174

About NCsoft

NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed City of Heroes®, Guild Wars® and Lineage® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft which holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://eu.ncsoft.com.

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, PlayNC, Lineage, Guild Wars, Aion, City of Heroes, Aion and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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