Tuesday 28 June 2005/... Pre-order campaigns for MMO games offer, as a rule, bonus in-game goodies to reward early adopters with something special. NCsoftTM Europe has today announced that it plans to go one better with Auto AssaultTM - European players will be able to vote for which in-game weapon will be included in the pre-order campaign. Auto Assault is now available for online pre-order in UK, France, Germany and Italy. Spain, Scandinavia and Benelux will follow very soon.
Early adopters will enjoy a number of benefits and gifts, including priority access to Beta Test Events, a head start on playing the final game, early account reservation privileges, a loot bonus and of course, that exclusive in-game weapon.
In addition, they will also be able to download exclusive screens, music, movies and artwork as part of the pre-order package. But most exciting is the opportunity to vote for which unique weapon is included in the comprehensive bumper pack. Voters should point their browsers at http://eu.autoassault.com/ to find out about the weapons on offer, and register on the official European message boards to cast their vote.
To pre-order online, customers should use the following links to find a full list of participating retailers -
France - http://fr.autoassault.com/preorder/
Germany - http://de.autoassault.com/preorder/
Auto Assault is a Massively Multiplayer Online game that combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. You explore a post-apocalyptic future in customisable cars, motorcycles, trucks and even tanks, destroying everything that moves, and most things that don't. The uniquely destructible world, powered by the Havok 2TM physics engine, makes jumping ravines, smashing through barriers, and sending buildings crumbling to the ground incredibly realistic. With non-stop action at every turn, in Auto Assault you level up while you play, rather than play to level up.
For more information on Auto Assault please direct your browser to the official web site:
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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 launched Lineage® II in November 2004, City of HeroesTM on 4th February 2005 and Guild Wars® on 28th April 2005. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://www.plaync.com.
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