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NCsoft Holds Secret Meetings

City of Villains and Auto Assault to be demonstrated at Leipzig Games Convention

Friday 12 August 2005/... NCsoftTM Europe has today confirmed its presence at the Leipzig Games Convention, taking place August 17th - 20th.

Exhibiting alongside its German distributor, Flashpoint, NCsoft will treat press to private demonstrations of their upcoming titles City of VillainsTM and Auto Assault in Flashpoint's meeting rooms at the Games Convention Business Centre. Press who attend will also be able to get up-to-date news and information on the titles.

Dirk Metzger, marketing director, NCsoft Europe says: "The Leipzig Games Convention is a key date in the NCsoft calendar and is the ideal setting for us to present City of Villains and Auto Assault. Germany is an extremely important PC gaming market and we have already had a huge amount of success there, particularly with Guild Wars®. Not only have consumers shown their support by taking Guild Wars to the top of the charts but the press have also been extremely positive about all of our titles to date."

Metzger continues: "NCsoft Europe was launched just under a year ago so we have taken the decision to dip our toes in the water, so to speak, with a low-key presence at the Games Convention this year. Our intention is to expand our presence in 2006 to reach out to the game-playing public."

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.

About Cryptic Studios:

Cryptic Studios, Inc., located in San Jose, 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.

About NetDevil:

NetDevil was founded in 1997 under the inspiration of JumpgateTM, the world's first massively multiplayer space simulator universe. NetDevil is an independent game development company dedicated to the construction of massively multiplayer universes. NetDevil is committed to creating immersive, interactive virtual worlds in unique settings outside the typical fantasy genre. For more information, please visit http://www.netdevil.com.

About ArenaNet

ArenaNet, located in Bellevue, Washington, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NCsoft and was founded by key members of the creative teams that developed the hit game series StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo as well as Battle.net. ArenaNet has built a state-of-the-art, interactive game network and is developing premier multiplayer online games for dedicated game players. More information about ArenaNet can be found at www.arena.net.

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 are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation and Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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