NCsoft Revitalizes the Original Lineage Franchise

October 23, 2008

NCsoft Revitalizes the Original
Lineage Franchise

Company simultaneously launches
two huge new Episodes of content

NCsoft, the world’s premier
publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, today
announced the long-awaited release of both Episode 6, The Lastavard™ –
Inevitable Destiny™ and Episode U to its Lineage service in North America. This
massive new update represents a revitalization of NCsoft’s flagship MMO in North

The story behind Episode 6 centers
on the unleashing of Girtas, the ruler of the otherworld, who is wreaking havoc
throughout the lands of Aden. Players can fight their way through the
multi-leveled Lastavard dungeon before facing off against the evil sorcerer
Dantes, and then, Girtas himself, in an epic confrontation.

“I believe that Episode 6, combined
with the additional Episode U content, shows NCsoft’s recommitment to Lineage in
North America,” said Yong Taek Bae, the head of Lineage product development for
NCsoft West.

The release of
6 and Episode U
adds many new encounters, such as battling Varlok in Desire
Cavern, confronting hordes of pirates from the Ship Graveyard, and exploring the
new Haunted House and the rebuilt town of Gludin. Players may also spend time
learning to cook or fish, or may choose to enter their pets in organized
fighting matches.

In addition to the new content,
players can use a newly designed
website and forums to
learn about the game and participate in its community.

Lineage, currently available in both
PC and Macintosh versions, can be downloaded at 
for US$9.99. That price includes a serial code for account activation and seven
days of game time. After seven days, a monthly subscription fee of US$15 per
month is required to continue playing Lineage.