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'City of Heroes' and 'Lineage II' to be Showcased at CPL

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST

A chance to see two of the most highly anticipated online games awaits attendees at the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Winter Championship, December 16-20 in Dallas, Texas. NCsoft Corporation will demo the latest pre-release versions of City of Heroes and Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle at CompUSA’s CPL exhibit booth. Gamers will get a chance to try out the games on three new Compaq X09 Gaming PCs which will be unveiled for the first time at the CPL event.

Visitors to the CompUSA booth also will get a chance to preview the exclusive CompUSA/City of Heroes and Lineage II pre-order programs. The pre-order boxes, due to hit CompUSA stores in early 2004 will include a Lineage II or City of Heroes preview CD along with other unique content. In addition, pre-order participants will be eligible for the Lineage II and City of Heroes beta test programs, which are about to begin. Those who pre-order from the CompUSA game website,, will receive a Lineage II or

City of Heroes lenticular (3D-styled) cup, a bottle of BAWLS® Guarana soft drink and a CompUSA gift card. In addition, City of Heroes' participants will receive a copy of the limited edition City of Heroes comic book.

City of Heroes (, developed by San Jose-based Cryptic Studios(tm), offers an all-new way to play online with thousands of others. Players can build their own unique super-powered hero from millions of possible character combinations and venture into the stunning 3-D world of Paragon City. Players will be able to leap tall buildings, fly over entire cityscapes and run at super speeds. They’ll battle villains, aliens, madmen, criminals and other fearsome foes in the ongoing fight against evil.

The game already is receiving critical acclaim. At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, City of Heroes was awarded the prestigious E3 Game Critics Award for Best Online Multiplayer Game.

Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle ( provides some of the most realistic and intense massive multiplayer online game experiences ever. In Lineage II you enter a world of political intrigue and deception as you fight majestic beasts, powerful armies and mythical foes. Using a modified version of Epic’s Unreal engine, Lineage II offers state of the art graphics. The beautiful visuals help create a fantastic world that’s so lifelike, you’ll think you’re actually there.

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