AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2005â€”NCsoftÂ® Corporation (KSE: 036570.KS), the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announces the beginning of its North American pre-order campaign for Auto Assaultâ„¢. Pre-order boxes will begin to appear on store shelves this week at retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada.
Customers who pre-order Auto Assault will receive a special in-game weapon only available in the pre-sale boxes, plus a loot bonus. In addition, the pre-order CD contains art, screens, wallpapers, and music tracks. Customers who purchase this special edition pre-order box and register the product will also be eligible to participate in beta testing events and given a head start over other players before the commercial launch of the product.
Auto Assault, developed by NetDevilÂ®, is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) vehicular combat game, combining the best elements of action games with the most favored qualities of role-playing games. Featuring high-speed vehicular combat and spectacularly destructible environments, Auto Assault redefines expectations of the online role-playing genre. The fastest, most destructive MMO ever, Auto Assault delivers adrenaline-fueled horsepower and mind-blowing firepower as customized bikes, cars, trucks and semis blaze a trail over a post-apocalyptic land. More information about Auto Assault can be found at http://www.autoassault.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: LineageÂ® II and City of HeroesÂ®, and in April of 2005 released its fourth title, the highly anticipated, Guild WarsÂ®. NCsoft expects to launch two more massively multiplayer titles in 2005: Auto Assaultâ„¢ and City of Villainsâ„¢. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com. For NCsoft corporate information go to http://www.ncsoft.net/eng.
About NetDevil, LTD
NetDevil was founded in 1997 under the inspiration of JumpgateÂ®, 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.
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