Friday, April 06, 2007

Original Lineage Game Grows Even Larger with Latest Free Content Update from NCsoft

New maps and skills, player choices and advancement among the numerous updates in Episode 5, Temple of Shadows


AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2007
—NCsoft® today announced the release of Episode 5, Temple of Shadows™, the latest free content update to its North American Lineage® service. The release is the latest for the original Lineage game, now nearly a decade old, which continues its leadership position in the online computer games space with a worldwide customer reach of more than 50-million people.

In Temple of Shadows, players will see nearly 450 megabytes of new content including a first look at the Dark Elf controlled, Lastabad corridor. The Lastabad, a complex, maze-like dungeon, will provide a formidable test for all players who must resolve its puzzling turns and time-locked doors while fighting hordes of Dark Elves. Failure to navigate the maze in the allotted time teleports the player back to square one to begin again.


Other maps include the self-titled Temple of Shadows where “Karma,” a new type of gameplay will be introduced. Earning Karma gets players to higher levels of the Temple and unlocks more quests and craftable items.

Want to make a Lineage fashion statement? The earring is a new wearable introduced in Temple of Shadows. It can be secured by players who participate in a three-week event that will kick off the Lineage, Episode 5 launch. The best earrings can be earned by those who take part in the entire event. And having one will open up new doors in the areas of character customization and stat building.

Additional features introduced in Temple of Shadows include new morphs and skills and new monsters to summon during combat including the Lava Golem, Dire Bear and Cockatrice.

Lineage is currently available via download at http://www.lineage.com at a cost of US$9.99. That price includes a serial code for account activation and seven days of game time. After that, a subscription of US$15 per month is required to continue playing. Customers can save money by purchasing four months in a single transaction at a rate of US$11.25 per month.

About NCsoft Corporation
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, NCsoft Corporation is the world’s leading developer and publisher of online games. Founded in 1997, NCsoft is home to Lineage, the world’s most successful online role playing game and also to Lineage II, City of Heroes® and City of Villains®, Guild Wars®, Guild Wars Factions™, Guild Wars Nightfall™ and Auto Assault®. In coming months, NCsoft is poised to launch other massively multiplayer titles including Tabula Rasa™ and Aion™ in addition to various casual games via its game portal, PlayNC. NCsoft has offices in North America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand. In fiscal year 2006, NCsoft posted revenues of KRW 338.7 billion. For more information about NCsoft visit http://www.PlayNC.com.

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Interlude Launch Details

The Chaotic Throne is nearly upon us! The current estimated maintenance period for the launch of Interlude is 8:00 AM CDT to 2:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, April 11.


During the server downtime for the launch of Interlude, your character will be moved to the nearest village. Additionally, the following event items will be removed:


  • All Heart Pieces (Change of Heart)

  • Squash Seed (Fall Harvest)

  • Large Squash Seed (Fall Harvest)

  • Pollen (Fall Harvest)

  • Event Medal (Heavy Medal)

  • Glittering Event Medal (Heavy Medal)

  • Bead Ornament (Tis the Season)

  • Star Ornament (Tis the Season)

  • Fir Tree Branch (Tis the Season)

  • Flower Pot (Tis the Season)



The replays you created in Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood will not be compatible with Interlude and can only be viewed in the Chronicle 5 game client. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

More details about downloading Interlude will be available on launch day. Thank you for being a part of the Chaotic Chronicle, and we welcome you to the Chaotic Throne.

Chaos on the Test Server

Chaos runs amok next week on the Interlude test server. Join the Lineage II team on the Public Test Server on April 10 to celebrate the end of the Chaotic Chronicle and the dawn of a new era. We hope to see you there!