Austin, TEXAS, April 28, 2004— NCsoft® Corporation (KSE: 036570.KS),
the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announces
the launch of North American commercial service for Cryptic Studios’ City of
Heroes™, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where players
don costumes to become super-powered heroes, and fight against evil to save the
City of Heroes is a true departure from the MMORPG market, which is primarily
filled with medieval fantasy-based titles. The game enables players to realize
their comic book dreams. Heroes protect the fine citizens of Paragon City in a
colorful 3-D world where the victims of crimes not only thank players for their
help, but they even compliment players on their costumes!
City of Heroes also links with a monthly comic book, which is sent to
subscribers free of charge. Rick Dakan and Blue King Studios publish the comic
book of the same name. Rick Dakan is one of the original visionaries behind City
of Heroes and wrote much of the game’s fictional backstory. The comic also
includes fan fiction, fan art, interviews with the developers and tips on
playing City of Heroes.