Guild Wars




Press Release - August 15, 2006

NCsoft® Brings Nightfall To Leipzig

Guild Wars FactionsTM World Championship Final & Unveiling of Guild Wars NightfallTM at Games Convention 2006

August 15, 2006 (Brighton, UK) — NCsoft Europe has today confirmed its presence at the Leipzig Games Convention, taking place 23 – 27 August 2006.

Visitors to the Games Convention will be able to witness the culmination of six months of intense online battles where top guilds from all over the globe have been competing for the crown of the first ever Guild Wars FactionsTM World Champions and a share in the $100,000 prize pot. The final, which will take place on the main show floor, B12, Hall 5, is sure to be both exciting and tense for not only the players but also those watching.

NCsoft Europe will also treat visitors on the show floor to the first look of their upcoming title Guild Wars NightfallTM, the next campaign in the international best-selling Guild Wars series. Guild Wars Nightfall takes place on the continent of Elona, Land of the Golden Sun, which has fallen under the shadow of an evil, outcast god. The people of Elona will need more than a hero to save them, they will need a hero to lead them... for nightfall is at hand.

Dirk Metzger, Marketing Director, NCsoft Europe says: "Guild Wars is a hugely popular title in Germany and both the German press and consumers have always been very supportive. Leipzig is the perfect place for us to showcase Guild Wars Nightfall and the buzz at the convention makes it the ideal place to host the final of the Guild Wars Factions World Championship."

Alongside the tournament and demonstration NCsoft Europe's Director of Product Development, Thomas Bidaux will take part in the GC Developer Conference where he will discuss overturning the traditional perceptions of MMOGs and will look at the four new developments that he believes will herald a second, more lasting, revolution of the genre.

About NCsoft Europe
NCsoft Europe (NC-E) is headquartered in Brighton, England and is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online games. NCsoft has already successfully established itself in North America, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand. NC-E began operations on 1st September 2004 and serves as a central hub for all NCsoft sales, marketing and distribution operations in Europe, via its European distribution network. NC-E currently services Auto Assault®, Lineage® II, City of Heroes®, City of VillainsTM, Guild Wars® and Guild Wars FactionsTM in Europe. More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at