NCsoft Reveals Kamael, the Largest Expansion in Lineage II History

December 13, 2007

Reveals ‘Kamael,’ the Largest Expansion in Lineage II History

Epic Game adds All-New Race, Lands, Fortress

NCsoft today announced the release of Kamael, the
newest and largest addition to the Lineage II franchise. At more than 1
Gigabyte, Kamael is the largest expansion ever for the massively multiplayer
online PC game and adds an entirely new playable race, new lands, ongoing
fortress battles, instanced dungeons and new account services to the game, which
has continued to increase in depth and story.

The huge Kamael expansion is free to all current
Lineage II subscribers. Lineage II is known as the gaming market’s premier
player-versus-player (PvP) MMO, and since its launch in late 2003, has reached
more than 17 million players worldwide.

The main feature of the expansion is a new
playable race called the Kamael, one-winged soldiers who control a form of dark
magic and are presented in different class paths based on gender, with both male
and female characters possessing distinct combat abilities. The ultimate goal of
the Kamael warriors, born on the Isle of Souls, is to earn a second wing and
reach the powerful “final form.”

Adding to the intrigue and massive battles
Lineage II is known for are clan-based, daily fortress battles. Smaller in scale
to the enormous castle sieges, the fortress battles will allow smaller clans to
gain a foothold on territory and elevating their clan in the larger political
and military background.

Highlights for veteran players of the game
include the addition of lands for those above level 70, Hellbound and the Isle
of Prayer. Also coming soon, highly-requested game features such as character
server transfers, name changes and gender changes will become available for

Newer players will enjoy new items and
enhancements that will aid the solo play experience for those at lower levels,
helping to make Lineage II more accessible without diluting the challenge for
which the game is well known.

“The Kamael expansion is so epic that it is hard
to pin down which feature is the most exciting,” said Tim Tan, NCsoft’s North
American producer of Lineage II. “The new Kamael race is very unique and adds a
new world of playability to the game. The new high-level lands will benefit our
longtime players seeking harder challenges, while the new-player and soloing
features will make getting to the heart of the game easier for more players. The
sheer amount of content in this expansion is unbelievable and I really look
forward to seeing the players’ response.”

Additional new features include a set of
instanced dungeons and new item slots and items that include new more powerful
weapons and armor. Instanced dungeons provide players a place where they can
hunt by themselves, untouched by players or creatures. There are two different
kinds of Instanced Dungeons: one that requires a quest to enter, and the other
that requires the acquisition of a castle or fortress to enter.

Also, when players tackle particularly
challenging adventures or overcome monstrous bosses, they can capture the moment
on video with the game’s newly polished record and replay system that allows
players to speed up or slow down their footage when they view their captured

Click here to see a new
Lineage II: The Kamael preview video.

Lineage II is available digitally in The Epic
Collection edition, which includes the original game plus all five expansions in
one box at the PlayNC online store for an estimated street price of US $29.99.
To purchase the game or other Lineage II merchandise, go to the PlayNC store at:

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The game is rated Teen by the Entertainment
Software Rating Board.