NCsoft revealed the next chapter in the Lineage II saga today with Valiance, the next content expansion slated for release later this year. Valiance will see the return of old raid boss enemies from Lineage IIÂs past along with a revamped Hellbound zone with upgraded areas and new hunting parties. Additionally, Valiance will also include an overhaul to the Skill system, and a new Abilities system.
No release date for Valiance has been set as of yet, but the press release does indicate that it will be out before the end of the year. Additional information about the expansion should be coming soon.
Lineage II is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary in Korea and 9th in North America.
NCSOFT Announces Valiance, the Next Content Expansion for Truly FreeÂ MMO Lineage IIÂ®
Experienced Players Face New Challenges Pushing Their Skills and Dedication to the Limit
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (October 16, 2013) Â NCSOFTÂ®, the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced Valiance, the next content expansion for the Lineage II, planned for releaselater this year. Along with a storyline that wreaks havoc across the lands, the update is packed with content targeting the best of the best, allowing players to hone their skills and abilities to their liking while facing the return of the popular hunting ground, Hellbound. Â Â Â
Players have been treated to a sense of peace since Shilen, the Goddess of Destruction, sent Lindvior to destroy Aden some time ago. While the citizens and heroes of Aden welcomed the respite, come the release of Valiance, they will find it a brief one, as old threats resurface and battles long thought won begin anew. Players deep into the game will find themselves faced with new challenges and experiences that will push their skills and dedication to the limit.
A few highlights coming with Valiance include:
- Updated Zone Â Hellbound returns with upgraded areas and new hunting parties
- Skill System Â Along with more than 25 new skills added to the game, players will find that a large number of skills have been improved and/or modified. Along with that, the entire Skill System has undergone a major overhaul
- Abilities Â New to Lineage II, an abilities system allows players customize their skills, making them more powerful and effective
- Returning Raid Bosses Â Some popular bosses from Lineage IIÂs past will return to the world of Aden
Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary in Korea, Lineage II remains one of the longest-running MMOs in history and a flagship title for NCSOFT. Now in the middle of its 9th year of operation in North America, the story of Aden and its champions continues towards the inevitable final battle.
Lineage II: Valiance, the next chapter in the Lineage II story, is coming soon. For more information, visit www.lineage2.com.
About Lineage II
Lineage II: Goddess of Destruction is one of NCSOFT's most venerated franchises, celebrating its 9th anniversary in April 2013. Originally launched in April 2004, it continues to deliver new content and has now released the third chapter of the Goddess of Destruction tale. In November 2011, Lineage II became the first NCSOFT game to adopt the Truly FreeÂ model, abolishing the subscription fee and making it free to all players.