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NCsoft Gives Players Their Own Jet Pack For Christmas

European Servers Explode Into Action With An Assault Led By Community Staff

Tuesday 13 December 2005/... City of Villains and City of Heroes players are accustomed to enjoying various modes of transport as they traverse their respective cities, from running at super speed to leaping tall buildings in a single bound. And now, as part of a series of Christmas-themed in-game bonuses, until January 2nd every player in Cryptic's award-winning universe can take to the skies with their own personal jet pack.

The jet pack giveaway is just the start of a season of Christmas cheer. Both heroes and villains can experience unique Christmas missions as part of Operation Holiday Cheer and the nefarious Operation Scrooge. A battle as epic as Christmas itself is on the cards, and players can win special prizes as they fight for the force of good or evil.

Arriving amidst the action will be a mysterious character known only as Gamester. Neither a hero nor a villain, Gamester will be playing pranks on both sides with his Holiday Festival of Fun.

The festivities kick off early for Europe though, as tomorrow (December 14th) NCsoft Europe community staff will lead four separate assaults on each of the European servers. With community favourites such as Bridger, Rockjaw, Midoh and Amboss fighting in Siren's Call, all players are welcome to join in this soon-to-be-legendary conflict. Check the official sites to confirm times and places.

So hurry along to your favourite comic book universe, pick up your own personal jet pack and join in the fight against those horrific do-gooders/villainous criminals.

More information on City of Heroes and Cities of Villains is available at the official European web sites:



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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. NCsoft Europe supports the following titles in Europe: Lineage® II, City of HeroesTM, Guild Wars® and City of VillainsTM. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://www.plaync.com.

About Cryptic Studios

Cryptic StudiosTM, 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. 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, and all associated NCsoft logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes and City of Villains is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NCsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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