Brighton, United Kingdom - 14th December, 2010. The holidays are here, and it’s time once again to visit friends, eat delicious food, open presents and attend fun holiday events. In honour of the season, NCsoft would like to invite friends, family, dragons, heroes and villains alike to their calendar of in-game holiday events where they can also – visit friends, eat delicious food, open presents and battle the occasional Winter Horde.
With new holiday themed events, quests, items and costumes available throughout the season, NCsoft wishes players across all their titles happy holidays!
Please see below for additional information.
Guild Wars – The Battle for Wintersday Continues!
(December 16, 2010 to January 2, 2011)Once again, the fate of the season hangs in the balance as the life goddess Dwayna and the death god Grenth battle for control of Wintersday. This year the war god Balthazar and the goddess of nature Melandru are joining the fray! As these divine beings and their supporters prepare for a Wintersday showdown, players will enjoy festive holiday decorations, special Wintersday treats, PvP snowball fights, and light-hearted quests both new and old. Players can suit up and enjoy the holiday in style with our spectacular new Balthazar and Melandru costumes!
Visit http://www.guildwars.com/events/ingame/wintersday2010/ for more information.
City of Heroes – The Ice Queen Cometh!
(December 17, 2010 to January 3, 2011)The holiday season usually brings good will and holiday cheer. But this holiday, a cold wind blows through the realms of Paragon City, the Rogue Isles and Praetoria. As Lord Winter and his Winter Horde return, bringing icy mayhem and chilling chaos, this holiday season sees a double dose of sub-zero as he introduces his latest flame – or icicle – the Lady Winter.
With Lady Winter at his side, the Lord Winter’s attempts at freezing the world have certainly doubled. But remember, this is the holiday season. Every character that logs in during the event unlocks special holiday items and powers to aid them in stopping these royal “pains in the ice.” And if donning your Fuzzy Earmuff costume piece or spreading The Holiday Cheer power isn’t enough holiday help, you can always seek out the mysterious gifts left by the Gamester for more items. Be wary, as the Gamester knows if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Visit www.cityofheroes.com for more information and check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfPgQ5oDYBc&hd=1 (This trailer is also available for download at press.ncsoft.com).
Aion – Have a Glorious Solorius and a Ribbit New Year!
(Solorius Festival December 15,2010 to January 5, 2011)
Year of the Ribbit December 22, 2010 to January 12, 2011
Solorius wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the socks stuffed with gifts. But this year, someone is out to ruin the midwinter festival and has stolen all the socks! Track down these missing socks and bring some Solorius cheer to the devastated Shugos before the holiday is over. Once the socks are found and all is right with the world, track down the Shugos who helped with the event and give them their rewards! You may just find that helping others during Solorius is its’ own reward, but if not, there will be plenty of holiday items to go around.
And what’s a New Year without new presents and clothes? Not very new, that’s what. Ring in the Year of the Ribbit by helping the event staff retrieve their stolen banquet food while earning yourself presents and Ribbit themed clothes in the process. The delicious banquet items are going to help feed the needy, so you can do a good deed while getting decked out in the latest Ribbit gear.
Visit http://aiononline.com/ for more information.
Lineage II – Winter Wintermelon Woes Whomping Event!
(Dec ember 14, 2010 to December 28, 2010)
Any good farmer knows that the food you grow yourself tastes the best, unless that farmer happens to be Puss the Cat. Puss knows that the best food is smashed food, because this holiday season Lineage II players will be helping Puss grow special prize-filled wintermelons that will need to be opened the old fashioned way. By smashing them! Don’t worry if you’re averse to smashing wintermelons, as every character will find a holiday treat in their private warehouse. Smashing or no smashing.
Visit http://www.lineage2.com/archive/2010/12/wintermelon_woe.html for more information.
Lineage I – Annual Lineage Holiday Event
(December 22, 2010 to January 5. 2011)
This year, Lineage fans will be treated to true double drops, holiday themed event bags, and in-game holiday decorations. Come celebrate the season and see what surprises are in store.
Visit http://www.lineage.com/news/seasons_greetings.html for more information and event dates.