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.