NCsoft Announces Exciting Lineup at 2005 E3

NCsoft Announces Exciting Lineup
at 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo Online computer game publisher to show
blockbuster product line, featuring

Auto Assault, City of Villains,
Guild Wars and Tabula Rasa

AUSTIN, Texas, May 4, 2005— NCsoft®
Corporation, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer
games, today announced its lineup of games for the Electronic Entertainment Expo
(E3), May 18-20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. NCsoft’s games represent
the company’s varied offering of massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titles.
All products will be shown in booth #1024 in the convention center’s South Hall.

NCsoft CEO Tack Jin Kim said,
“NCsoft will showcase a very diverse lineup of blockbuster online entertainment
products at E3 this year, which solidifies our commitment to leadership in the
global MMO industry.”

The products that will be featured
at E3 are:

Auto Assault™—Already
generating excitement in the press as one of 2005’s most anticipated games, the
world’s first car-combat MMO is at E3 and is launching this year! Developed by
NetDevil®, LTD., Auto Assault’s high-speed vehicular combat and spectacularly
destructible environments are the highlights of a game that will redefine
expectations of online role-playing. Successfully combining speed, action and
role-playing elements, Auto Assault pushes the envelope for MMO gaming. It’s the
fastest, most destructive MMO ever.

City of Villains™—Cryptic
Studios™, the creators of the massively popular City of Heroes® game, is
premiering the companion game that allows players to take on the role of the bad
guy. City of Villains™ is set in the Rogue Isles, a treacherous region not far
from Paragon City. Players can now build their criminal empires and spread their
own reign of terror. Slated for release later this year, this is the first
public showing of this eagerly awaited title since last year’s E3.

Guild Wars®—Recently launched
simultaneously in Europe, North America and Australia, this first title by
ArenaNet® immerses players in a colorful, robust and detailed online fantasy
world where success is determined by player skill, not by the time spent
playing. Play with anyone, anywhere, at any time and there’s no subscription fee

Tabula Rasa™—Tabula Rasa is a
massively multiplayer online action game that takes you into the heat of battle
at the front lines of an epic war between a xenophobic alien race bent on
galactic conquest and the coalition of rebel soldiers who’ve traveled across the
galaxy to stop them. Combining the action of a first person shooter, the
immersion of a role-playing game, and Richard Garriott’s signature creative
vision, Tabula Rasa takes the player on an intergalactic adventure where the
individual has an opportunity to significantly impact the pace of battle on a
global scale.

In addition to viewing all these
top-notch titles and speaking with the developers, visitors to the booth will
see the high-energy performance art and percussion beat of The Mutaytor, which
will interpret the world of Auto Assault in scheduled performances throughout
the three-day show. Guild Wars demonstrations presented by the development team
will be showcased on a giant video wall display. Plus, MMORadio ,
a 24/7 web radio station for gamers, will be webcasting three days of continuous
E-3 coverage live from the NCsoft booth.

About NCsoft

NCsoft’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:
Lineage II and City of Heroes, and in April of 2005 released its third title,
the highly anticipated, Guild Wars. NCsoft expects to launch two more massively
multiplayer titles in 2005: Auto Assault, and City of Villains. More information
about NCsoft can be found at

About Cryptic Studios

Cryptic Studios, Inc., located in
Los Gatos, California, was established in July of 2000 and is an independent
developer of massively multiplayer online games for the PC and next generation
consoles. Its first game, City of Heroes, launched in April 2004. The game takes
place in a virtual world where thousands of people play simultaneously, take on
the role of super-powered heroes, fight villains and help create a dynamic story
in a visually-stunning, 3-D graphical world.

About NetDevil

NetDevil was founded in 1997 under
the inspiration of Jumpgate™, 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

About ArenaNet ArenaNet, located in
Bellevue, Washington, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NCsoft and was founded by
some of the key members of the creative teams that developed the hit game series
StarCraft®, Warcraft™, and Diablo® as well as™. ArenaNet has built a
state-of-the-art, interactive game network and is developing premier multiplayer
online games for dedicated game players. More information about ArenaNet can be
found at

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo,
Lineage, Guild Wars, ArenaNet, Auto Assault, Tabula Rasa, Destination Games,
PlayNC, and all associated NCsoft logos and designs are trademarks or
registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes, City of Villains
and Paragon City are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cryptic Studios,
Inc. and NCsoft Corporation. Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios,
Inc. NetDevil is a registered trademark of NetDevil, Ltd. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.