Posted Thu, Apr 06, 2006 by Boomjack
Got 'em. Got 'em. Need 'em!
NCSoft has spilled the beans on a trading card game built on the soon to be released title, Auto Assault.
"The "Auto Assault Trading Card Game"
April 5, 2006
For Immediate Release
DENVER, CO – Worlds Apart Productions announces today the immediate availability of public testing for the Auto Assault™ Trading Card Game (TCG), the digital trading-card game based on Auto Assault® the fastest, most destructive MMO ever, published by NCsoft® and developed by NetDevil.
In the fast-paced world of the Auto Assault TCG, players pit vehicles against each other in destructive combat. Vehicles can be modified with weapons or other wicked gear, and maneuvers and tactics change the course of the game in an instant. Players win by annihilating their opponent’s vehicle or racing through four missions.
Sign up today to be part of the public test period at http://www.autoassaulttcg.com
Try out a starter deck of your choice from one of the three main Auto Assault factions: Human, Biomek and Mutant. Testers also receive three booster packs and an additional three packs every evening, and may trade cards with other players.
Starting April 7th, testers will be able to participate in free daily tournaments to win free copies of the Auto Assault massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, which launches commercial service on April 13. From April 10th through April 12th the prize pool will expand to include copies of the Auto Assault MMO Limited Edition package. The grand prize for the final test tournament on April 12th will be an exclusive Hood Ornament for the MMO – Fist of Vengeance (Auto-Repairing Ornament Mk II, +24 Hit Points)! The Auto Assault TCG will launch the weekend of April 15th with a series of release tournaments that feature exclusive promo cards for all participants!
The Auto Assault TCG will hold monthly tournaments that feature prizes of exclusive gear for the MMO, as well as a robust, organized play system in its own right. Check in at http://www.autoassaulttcg.com for upcoming news about the Auto Assault TCG World Championships at GenCon (featuring a $5,000 prize pool!) and The Road to GenCon monthly qualifiers.
For more information on the Auto Assault MMO game, go to www.autoassault.com.
About Worlds Apart Productions
Founded in 1996, Denver-based Worlds Apart Productions, LLC has a decade of experience in developing and operating multiplayer online games, specializing in games featuring digital properties. In December 2005, the company relaunched Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga, a critically-acclaimed digital collectible and strategy board game. Computer Games Magazine gave Star Chamber 5 out of 5 stars and named it “Best Independent Game” for 2005. In 2004, the company launched the online version of the best-selling The Lord Of The Rings Trading Card Game. Worlds Apart continues to support the game with daily events, monthly Online World Championship Qualifiers and exclusive online-only content. Worlds Apart is also developing an online version of Anachronism, the historical trading-card game from TriKing Games.
NetDevil was founded in 1997 under the inspiration of Jumpgate™, the world’s first massively multiplayer space simulator universe. NetDevil is an independent game development company dedicated to the construction of massively multiplayer universes. NetDevil is committed to creating immersive, interactive virtual worlds in unique settings outside the typical fantasy genre. For more information, please visit http://www.netdevil.com/.
NCsoft - North America 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. In 2004, the company launched two massively multiplayer titles on the same day: Lineage® II and City of Heroes®, and in 2005 the hit games Guild Wars® and City of Villains™ were released. In 2006, NCsoft will be launching other massively multiplayer titles including Auto Assault and Guild Wars Factions™. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com.
NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, PlayNC, Lineage, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Auto Assault and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. Jumpgate and NetDevil are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetDevil, LTD. 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."