Furious Soccer Acquisition
NCsoft Europe Signs Prominent Spanish Players
Tuesday 25 April 2006/... NCsoft® Europe is pleased to announce its first European development project and the first details on the game resulting from it - Soccer FuryTM.
Created in collaboration with award-winning developer Digital Legends Entertainment, Soccer FuryTM is just one of NCsoft's new multiplayer games that will be part of an online gaming hub at PlayNC.com. All PlayNC titles will be fully-featured, high quality PC games that are playable over the Internet.
Soccer FuryTM is a three-on-three arcade action game combining street soccer with spectacular fighting techniques. Tap into a devastating arsenal of martial arts, trick moves and team tactics as you power your way up the field and tear down the opposition in epic online pitched battles.
No rules. No limits. No mercy. Nothing can stop the frenzied action from reaching fever pitch, as teams compete for wins and fight for goal glory. Played out in the lawless back streets of the urban jungle, Soccer FuryTM players live purely for the passion and recognition that comes with being the best!
Xavier Carrillo Costa, CEO, Executive Producer and Founder, Digital Legends Entertainment said, "We are really excited about our partnership with NCsoft and about pioneering a new segment of videogaming. Soccer FuryTM will be a key element of PlayNC's online games portfolio; integrating soccer, fighting and character evolution to appeal to a large audience."
Thomas Bidaux, Director of Products, NCsoft Europe, said, "We're delighted to be working so closely with such a strong, focused team. NCsoft is hand picking only the finest games for the launch of PlayNC as a games portal and Soccer FuryTM more than meets the standards we're setting."
For more information, visit www.soccerfury.com
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About NCsoft Europe
NCsoft Europe (NC-E) is headquartered in Brighton, England and is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online games. NCsoft has already successfully established itself in North America, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand. NC-E 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. NC-E currently services Lineage® II, City of HeroesTM, City of VillainsTM, Auto Assault® and Guild Wars® in Europe with Guild Wars FactionsTM about to launch 28th April 2006. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://www.plaync.com.
About Digital Legends Entertainment
Digital Legends Entertainment (DLE) is Barcelona's elite international video game developer. It was founded by key members of the award-winning Severance/Blade the Edge of Darkness video game developed on PC. The studio team is composed of industry veterans who have collectively released over 10 million units on all current and next-generation platforms. DLE is a worldwide player developing innovative gaming concepts and breakthrough gaming technologies.
DLE video games are distinguished worldwide through the use of in-house cutting-edge technologies, design expertise, and game development. DLE´s track record includes nominations from 1up.com Best E3 Mobile Game, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences´ Best Cell Game of the Year, and the recent distinction of becoming a First Party Developer for Nokia. More information at www.digital-legends.com
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