NCsoft, Redbus partner in Europe

City of Heroes readied for European launch as NCsoft picks local operator; multigame deal part of the package.

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NCsoft revealed today that it will tap Redbus Interhouse Germany to provide localization services for online games throughout Europe. The deal brings NCsoft, publisher of Lineage II and City of Heroes, closer to its goal of establishing a global network for online games. Sebastian Vidal, COO of NCsoft Europe, said, "Games are becoming more graphic-intensive and resource-hungry. We need partners like Redbus Interhouse, with the ability and expertise to provide the level of service to support this new generation of games and deliver them to our core markets." Lineage II was released in Europe last November; City of Heroes is due out in early February. After that, NCsoft will continue to add games to its European lineup throughout 2005.

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