NAMCO BANDAI and Flagship Studios Unveil New Character Class for HELLGATE: LONDON

April 11, 2006

NAMCO BANDAI and Flagship Studios Unveil New
Character Class for HELLGATE™: LONDON

Play as a Cabalist in Flagship Studios’
highly-anticipated action RPG

Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO
BANDAI Games America Inc. today released details on the second character class
that expectant gamers can play in HELLGATE: LONDON, the first original PC title
from premier developer Flagship Studios.

Set 30 years in the future, HELLGATE: LONDON
introduces players to a world devastated by a demonic invasion where mankind has
gone underground to survive. The Cabal is an organization that brings together
the disciplines of fringe science and arcane practices in order to unleash the
inner potential of Mankind’s spirit. As the Templar seek to protect the world
from the forces of darkness, Cabalists come together to study it. Some yearn for
the promise of power while others hold true to the axiom of keeping their
friends close and their enemies closer.



HELLGATE: LONDON PC screenshots
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Delvers of arcane knowledge, students of the dark
arts and explorers on the edge of science, Cabalists are HELLGATE: LONDON’S
spell-casters. Summoners of demons and controllers of primal forces, Cabalists
use the demons’ own powers as a weapon to stave off the forces of Hell. Using
“black” magic and arcane weaponry as their primary means of battling the demonic
hordes, they literally fight fire with fire and blood with blood. Some have been
so touched by the dark forces they wield that they even display the traits of
their enemies, ever riding the razor’s edge between good and evil, control and
corruption.

The spells of the Cabalist fall into three
schools. Summoning spells allow the Cabalist to capture, control and even train
the minions of Hell. When invoked, these powers summon demons from the
netherworld and force them to fight against their kindred. Spectral spells
summon dark forces from the spectral plane, which can cause colossal damage to
any enemy. Transformation spells bestow the Cabalist with greater powers by
modifying their appearance to mimic demonic characteristics such as horns,
spikes, claws and elongated limbs.

“The Cabalist class has been a closely guarded
secret since the game’s conception,” said Bill Roper, CEO and co-founder of
Flagship Studios. “Fans have been asking us for quite a while if we were going
to have a character class that focused on spells. With the Cabalist, we know
they are going to get exactly what they’ve been dreaming of.”

HELLGATE: LONDON combines the depth of
role-playing games and the action of first-person shooter titles, while offering
infinite playability with dynamically generated levels, items, enemies and
events. The player creates a heroic character, completes quests, and battles
through innumerable hordes of demons to advance through experience levels and
branching skill paths. A robust, flexible skill and spell system, highly
customizable appearances, and a massive variety of randomly generated equipment
allow players to create their own unique hero. For more information about the
game, logon to www.hellgatelondon.com.