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NCsoft Europe releases 'Good Versus Evil' retail package, combining City of Heroes and City of Villains

New retail pack offers great value and exclusive in-game goodies

Wednesday 13th September/...NCsoft® Europe is pleased to announce the imminent release of the City of Heroes® "Good Versus Evil Combined Edition" - a retail package combining the blockbuster game City of Heroes with its award-winning follow-up City of Villains.

The "Good Versus Evil Combined Edition" has both City of Heroes and City of Villains games, including the recent, massive expansion "Issue 7: Destiny Manifest" which introduced dynamic player-versus-player zones and one-of-a-kind villain Mayhem Missions. City of Heroes, released in Europe in February 2005, allows players to create characters with completely original costumes and powers, then fight criminals and villains who are terrorising Paragon City. In the October 2005 follow-up, City of Villains, players get to show off their bad side by creating villainous characters whose job it is to build a criminal empire and wreak havoc in the Rogue Isles.

In addition to being able to create almost limitless costume styles and hero and villain bases, the "Good Versus Evil Combined Edition" provides a wide array of special features, including special in-game prestige travel powers and new hero and villain costume pieces. The special in-game items will also be available to current City of Heroes and City of Villains players via direct serial code purchase from the PlayNC® website beginning September 29 ( www.PlayNC.com).

"With seven huge updates already launched, and an eighth on its way, both City of Heroes and City of Villains is bigger and better than ever, making now an excellent time to take a first peek into our extravagant world of super-powered mayhem," says Max Brown, Director of European Sales. "And best of all, gamers can now purchase both full games for the price of one, which is incredible value for money."

The "Good Versus Evil Combined Edition" is due out on 29th September at an expected retail price of £14.99 / 24.99. The retail package comes with 30-days of free play after which players only need to pay £8.99 per month to have full access to both of the games.

For more information about the "Good Versus Evil" Combined Edition go to: www.eu.cityofheroes.com , www.eu.cityofvillains.com or www.plaync.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 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

About Cryptic Studios

Cryptic Studios, Inc., located in Los Gatos, California, was established in July of 2000 and is an independent developer of massively multiplayer online games for the PC and next generation consoles. Its first game, City of Heroes, launched in April 2004 in the US and February 2005 in Europe. The game takes place in a virtual world where thousands of people play simultaneously, take on the role of super-powered heroes, fight villains and help create a dynamic story in a visually-stunning, 3-D graphical world.

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, PlayNC, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Lineage, Auto Assault and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes, City of Villains, Paragon City, Rogue Isles and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NCsoft Corporation. Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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