AUSTIN, Texas, April 6, 2005â€”For some people, just playing NCsoftâ€™sÂ® popular online games isnâ€™t enough. And for those seeking more out of their game-playing experience, thereâ€™s now the PlayNCâ„¢ online store.
At the new PlayNC store, located at http://store.plaync.com, visitors can purchase items such as t-shirts and posters for their favorite NCsoft games, including City of HeroesÂ®, City of Villainsâ„¢ and LineageÂ® II. Game time cards for Lineage II and City of Heroes are also available, as well as official strategy guides for both games from Prima Publishing. For gamers who donâ€™t have access to previously released retail versions of NCsoft games, they now have the convenience of simply purchasing the games directly from the PlayNC store. Merchandise for NCsoftâ€™s upcoming titles, Guild WarsÂ® and Auto Assaultâ„¢ will also appear in the PlayNC store in the coming months.
â€œOur customers have wanted an NCsoft store for a long time,â€ said Fred Schmidt, vice-president of marketing at NCsoftâ€™s North American business. â€œAnd this is just one more way we can show our appreciation to our customers and further enhance not only their experience playing our games, but their overall experience with NCsoft. This is just the beginning for our store. Weâ€™ll be adding much, much more to our inventory, including limited editions of apparel, prints, and other products, so players will want to come back often to see whatâ€™s new in the PlayNC store.â€
The PlayNC store accepts all major credit cards and customers have several domestic delivery options, including overnight shipping. For more information on the store and its delivery area, visit http://store.plaync.com.
NCsoftâ€™s North American business is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works with subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. The company launched two massively multiplayer titles on the same day last year: Lineage II and City of Heroes. NCsoft expects to launch three more massively multiplayer titles in 2005: Guild Wars, Auto Assault, and City of Villains. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com.