Cryptic Studios Creative Director Jack Emmert to Write Strategy Guide Update for Prima Games; Guide Update to Be Available With City of Villains and City of Heroes Expansion.ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- Prima Games Prima Games, a division of Random House, is the largest publishing company of video game strategy guides in the United States. It is an imprint of the Random House Information Group, based in Roseville, California. , a division of Random House Inc., and the world's leading source of official print and online strategy for video and computer games, today announced that Cryptic Studios Cryptic Studios is a privately-held, American developer of massively multiplayer online role-playing games headquartered in Los Gatos, California. History
Established in June 2000, the idea for Cryptic Studios was conceived by Michael Lewis and Rick Dakan. (TM) Creative Director and City of Villains(TM) Lead Designer Jack Emmert will author the soon to be released update to Prima's City of Villains and City of Heroes(R) strategy guides.
Packed with content direct from the game creator, Jack Emmert, the update will contain detailed information about the upcoming free expansion "Destiny Manifest" for both City of Heroes and City of Villains. "Destiny Manifest" is the seventh expansion since City of Heroes launched in April 2004. The update pack will be released as hole punched pages to be inserted into the City of Villains and City of Heroes binder systems (currently available in stores). It will contain information for both City of Villains and City of Heroes and will be available in stores and via download in April, the same time as Issue 7.
"City of Heroes and City of Villains are dynamic, evolving products, making it essential to have up-to-date strategy content," said Jack Emmert. "As the creator of the game, I am excited to craft a guide that draws upon my personal insights, the resources of the development team, and input from our game community."
"Prima Games always strives to provide the best and most current information to our guide consumers," said Debra Kempker, president of Prima Games. "By working with Jack and the Cryptic cryp·tic
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For more information, visit www.cityofheroes.com or www.cityofvillains.com.
NCsoft North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works with subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. The company launched two massively multiplayer titles on the same day in 2004, Lineage(R) II and City of Heroes, and in 2005 released two hit games, Guild Wars This article is for the Guild Wars series. For the first release of the series, see Guild Wars Prophecies.
Guild Wars is an episodic series of multiplayer online role-playing games, for the Microsoft Windows operating system. (R) and City of Villains. In the coming months, NCsoft is poised to launch two more massively multiplayer titles: Auto Assault Auto Assault was a massively multiplayer online game (or MMOG), developed by NetDevil and published by NCsoft. It combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements, allowing the player to explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis, and (R) and Guild War: Factions. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com.
About Prima Games
Prima Games, a division of Random House Publishing, is the world's leading publisher of game guides for computer and console video games See video game console. , with over 1,000 titles published and 90 million guides in print. High quality game guides, extensive retail distribution and relationships with top game developers and publishers have allowed Prima Games to claim a more than 50 percent market share in the past decade. More information can be found on the at www.primagames.com.
About Cryptic Studios
Cryptic Studios, Inc., located in Los Gatos, California “Los Gatos” redirects here. For the Argentine rock band, see Los Gatos (band).
Los Gatos is an incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 28,592 at the 2000 census. , was established in July of 2000 and is an independent developer of massively multiplayer online games “MMO” redirects here. For other uses, see MMO (disambiguation).
Massively multiplayer online game (also called MMOG or simply MMO) is a computer game which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously. for the PC and next generation consoles. Its first game, City of Heroes, launched in April 2004. The game takes place in a virtual world where thousands of people play simultaneously, take on the role of super-powered heroes, fight villains and help create a dynamic story in a visually-stunning, 3-D graphical world.
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interlocking Obstetrics A rare complication of vaginal delivery of twins; the 1st NC logo, Lineage, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Factions is a computer game released in 2006 by ArenaNet and is the first stand-alone campaign expanding on Prophecies, the original Guild Wars game. Factions introduces the player to the continent of Cantha where two warring factions, Luxon and Kurzick, battle for , Auto Assault and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes, City of Villains and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NCsoft Corporation. Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.