City of Heroes European Launch Date, Subscription Costs Confirmed
Company: NCSOFT
Tuesday 11 January 2005/... The European release date of the highly-acclaimed and award winning City of Heroes?Ehas been confirmed for 4th February 2005. Exclusively available for PC, City of Heroes will have a suggested retail price of £29.99 / €39.99.

NCsoft?Eis going all out with the City of Heroes Deluxe edition. This expansive release exclusive to European gamers contains many bonus extras including - among other things - all three game content updates (Issues 1-3), a stunning 88-page comic digest, and serial codes to unlock an in-game Prestige Power, unique cape (available for Level 20 characters) and VIP badge.

Since its release in 2004, Cryptic Studios' groundbreaking massively multiplayer online game has swooped in and seized the public's attention like few others. With its non-traditional setting, a first for an MMO title, and its casual-player-friendly structure, City of Heroes has attracted gamers from across the spectrum and won two prestigious Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

Sebastian Vidal, COO of NCsoft Europe, said: "The Deluxe edition of City of Heroes is an excellent package that offers tremendous value for money, while giving new European players the very latest content updates straight out of the box. We're looking forward to welcoming thousands of new heroes to Paragon City."

City of Heroes has an s.r.p. of £29.99 / €39.99. Monthly subscriptions will be £8.99 / €12.99 with discounts available for three-months £23.99 / €34.99 and six-months £44.99 / €64.99.

NCsoft also will be making collectable City of Heroes Game Time Cards available. Game Time Cards will allow players without credit cards to play for 60 days at £17.99 / €25.99, and will come in three different designs.

More information on City of Heroes and City of Heroes Deluxe edition is available at the official European web site:
http://eu.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?fs leading developer and publisher of online games. NCsoft has already successfully established itself in North America, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand. NC-E The UK office 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-Esoft i launcheds launching Lineage® II in November 2004, with City of Heroes™ due on 4th February 2005 and Guild Wars® scheduled for early Q1, 2005. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at http://www.xxxxxplaync.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.
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