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NCsoft Launches European City of Heroes Websites

English, German and French language sites to launch; ‘blog-style’ format enables up-to-minute local content; European Beta sign-up update

Friday 26 November 2004/... MMO gamers across Europe have reason to rejoice as NCsoftTM Europe has announced the imminent arrival of the official European websites for the award-winning massively multiplayer online game - City of HeroesTM.

Available in English, French and German languages, the official websites will be an essential resource to both the existing and the future European City of Heroes communities. They will offer localised content, news relevant to the region and, of particular interest to new players, information on the forthcoming European Beta programme which is scheduled to commence in December.

"The launch of the official European City of Heroes websites is an extremely important step in our plans for the European community. The sites will be substantially different from the US website," says Stephen Reid, Content and Community Manager at NCsoft Europe. "We have decided to go for a blog-style format that allows us to provide localised content in a timely and relevant fashion for our audiences. Every effort has been made to ensure a unique experience for European visitors."

The English language site goes live on Monday 29th November - http://uk.cityofheroes.com/.

The German language site goes live in December - http://de.cityofheroes.com/.

The French language site goes live in December - http://fr.cityofheroes.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 launched Lineage® II in November 2004, with City of HeroesTM and Guild Wars® scheduled for Q1, 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.

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

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