Wednesday 2nd April - Brighton, UK/... NCsoft® Europe, the world’s leading publisher of online computer games is pleased to announce the launch of the Lineage® II Limited Collector’s Edition. This limited edition version is the ultimate collection for hardened fans and provides new players with a host of incredible, exclusive extras as they embark on their adventures in this stunning online role-playing game.
Lineage II is an epic massively multiplayer online fantasy adventure in which players must work together – and against each other – for economic and political control of the captivating Kingdom of Aden. Since its global launch in 2003, Lineage II has been an unprecedented sales success, with more than 17 million players worldwide and a universally acclaimed reputation as the premier player-versus-player MMOG.
Within the Limited Collector’s Edition, players receive the current version of the Lineage II game client; The Kamael™. The first chapter in The Chaotic Throne™ saga and the largest update to Lineage II yet, The Kamael introduces a whole new playable character race along with numerous game enhancements courtesy of the brand new Hellbound™ update. The Limited Collector’s Edition also contains three game account codes – a full 30 day activation code, 14 day buddy code and 14 day trial code – together with an additional 15 days game time code, each printed on an attractive collector’s art card*.
In addition, owners of the Lineage II Limited Collector’s Edition also benefit from three exclusive in-game items that help enrich the player’s online enjoyment. These consist of the Black Half Mask accessory item, the Pig Lollipop, which allows players to transform themselves into a pig, and a token for discounts on the new Lineage II server features, such as name/gender change and character/server transfer.
Also included is a stunning 148 page, “The Art of Lineage II” artwork book, filled with examples of Lineage II’s strikingly beautiful character design, an exclusive mini-standee and a hand painted, limited edition Kamael statue, of which just 5500 have been produced. As a special bonus, 50 lucky Collector’s Edition boxes also contain a premium ‘golden ticket’, which is redeemable for a beautiful and extremely rare Dark Elf figurine.
Rounding out the Lineage II Limited Collector’s Edition are: an updated official soundtrack CD, featuring Hyo Beom Lim and Inon Zur; two exclusive A2 posters that combine to form an enormous A1 size image; and the official Lineage II map, reprinted on A2 “vintage” paper.
Mirko Gozzo, Marketing Manager at NCsoft Europe said: “Lineage II is one of our most popular and enduring titles and we are delighted to be celebrating its continued and growing success with such a fantastic Collector’s Edition. This limited edition box set is sure to be the centrepiece of many a gamer’s collection for years to come.”
The Lineage II Limited Collector’s Edition will be available from 25th April 2008 at all major retailers at a recommended retail price of £54.99 / €79.99. The standard edition box of Lineage II is available 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- Trial, Buddy & Game Time Codes Explanation Both Trial and Buddy codes allow the user 14 days of play within Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne. Once a Trial account expires, to continue, purchase of the full version of Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne is required. When a Buddy account expires the user may continue by adding more time to their account, either by NCsoft Game Time Cards or account subscription via http://eu.plaync.com (no box purchase is neceesary). Game Time Codes are used to increase subscription within the game. Time is increased via the accounts page within PlayNC.
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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