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NCsoft Europe Releases Another Lineage II Expansion with Player-Inspired Content

Highly anticipated Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood brings game full-circle with concentrated feature enhancements and unparalleled challenges suggested by players

Friday 8th September/...NCsoft® Europe has released Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood to Lineage® II: The Chaotic Chronicletm, the market's premier player-versus-player (PvP) massively multiplayer online PC game, in Europe. The expansion is free to all Lineage II subscribers.

Chronicle 5 offers players both playable content and refinements of existing systems that makes game play at every level more exciting. The Chronicle 5 content includes new hunting grounds, castles, clan halls and monsters. The changes to existing features are a result of feedback from Lineage II players, which Studio E&Gtm has used to revitalise multiple systems to appeal to new players and enrich the experience of veterans.

The sweeping system changes mean that new and lower level players will progress faster. New items and other enhancements have been added to make the game more rewarding at those levels without sacrificing the challenge that Lineage II is known for. Additionally, the new Academy in the game's clan system helps clan members rapidly train up and become powerful members much more quickly than before.

Highlighting the challenges for mid- and upper-level players is the addition of Rune and Schuttgart castles, plus several contestable clan halls that are ripe for the taking. In addition, there are many powerful beasts, like the maniacal Prince Frintezza, who controls an insanely scary monster called Scarlet von Halisha by playing an ornate organ in his lair, and the formidable Benom, who lurks in the depths of Rune castle.

In addition, revitalised PvP systems and an increased level cap give players of all classes the ability to be successful and even more to aspire to.

"I'm very excited about Chronicle 5 because it makes Lineage II easier to get into and overcoming later obstacles even more rewarding," said Adam Davidson, the North American producer of Lineage II. "The changes in this expansion are major in terms of how you experience the game. Studio E&G has really been open to the community's feedback and we're pleased to be able to offer both tons of new content and these fundamental changes that make the game more accessible, while still holding great challenge for the elite players."

For more information about Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle, go to: http://eu.lineage2.com. The game is rated 12+.

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 Auto Assault®, Lineage® II, City of Heroes®, City of Villains, Guild Wars® and Guild Wars Factions in Europe. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://www.plaync.com.

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