NCsoft Announces Exarch Online Game
Famed comic book artist adds creative direction to action-packed RPG
AUSTIN, Texas, March 6, 2003-NCsoft Corporation, the world's largest online
game company, today announced details of its upcoming online game,
Exarch"tm". The project is under development by Realm Interactive,
LLC"tm", located in Phoenix, Arizona and was previously identified
under the working title of Trade Wars: Dark Millennium"tm".
Exarch (pronounced ex'-ark) features a fast-paced action RPG combat
experience set in an enormous virtual world. Players can explore, battle and
quest in multiple environments including mystical forests and foreboding alien
catacombs. The sci-fi fantasy style allows players to forge into battle with
classic melee-style weapons and armor such as chain mail and long swords or
futuristic armaments such as power armor and plasma guns.
Exarch takes place thousands of years in the future within a distant
universe. The Empire has recently collapsed, leaving the surviving Exarchs (the
ruling governors of the once proud Empire) in a struggle to save what remains.
Players will choose sides in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of
all living things. Questing will be integrated into practically every aspect of
the game and will combine combat with adventure in a world full of terrible
monsters such as mutants, undead, robots and dragons.
The world will come alive thru the creative concepts of well-known comic book
artist Joe Madureira. Creator of the blockbuster comic book series Battle
Chasers and former artist of Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, Madureira has been a
leading force in the comic industry for more than a decade. His unmistakable
style of character design and visual storytelling have earned him international
acclaim and helped sell millions of books worldwide.
More exciting information on Exarch will be added to the website at http://www.exarchonline.com
in the coming weeks.
About NCsoft Corporation
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, NCsoft Corp. (KOSDAQ: 36570) is the world's
leading developer and publisher of online games. Established in 1997, NCsoft
quickly turned its flagship product, Lineage"tm" (http://www.lineage.com),
into a blockbuster hit. The game currently commands a 42% market share and
attracts more than 300,000 concurrent users and 3,200,000 active users around
the world. NCsoft has joint venture offices located in Tokyo, Hong Kong and
operates its North American business out of Austin, Texas. NCsoft is a public
company and its stock is traded on the KOSDAQ Korean stock exchange. In fiscal
year 2002, NCsoft posted revenues of KRW154.8 billion or approximately US$123.3
million. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.ncsoft.net.
About Realm Interactive, LLC
Realm Interactive is a development studio based out of Phoenix, AZ. Realm's
mission is to create the most entertaining and visually appealing games in the
industry. Realm was founded in November 2000 and has over the last two years
built an unbelievable development team including comic book industry veteran Joe
Madureira. With close to 20 experienced developers, they are poised to
create many more exciting titles after releasing its first success, Exarch.
NCsoft is a trademark of NCsoft Corp and Lineage is a trademark of NC
Interactive. Exarch, Realm Interactive, LLC, Trade Wars: Dark Millennium and
Trade Wars are trademarks of Realm. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.