Happy First Birthday, Free Realms™!

PARTIES: One party just wouldn’t be enough...so Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) hit family-friendly online virtual world, Free Realms, is celebrating its first birthday in style by throwing eight in-game parties for players to enjoy today.

Parties will take place every hour, on the hour, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT, each in a different area of Free Realms. Login to www.FreeRealms.com for a fantastic day of dancing, laughing, celebrating, and“Ambassador Hide and Seek.” Each party will have one SOE Community Team member hiding, and another hosting the party and telling players who to look for.

EXTRAS: The Free Realms team has also put together a commemorative yearbook video that relives all the great features, games, pets and jobs that have been introduced into the game in the past year. Check out the video here: http://www.soepress.com/default.asp?p=1&i=770

Even the Free Realms Marketplace is buzzing over the birthday hoopla! Seven tints for the Beetle pet, Alfy, are now available for purchase and the red Balloon Animal pet is on sale for just 350SC.

SOE also makes it easier for players to fund their Station Cash wallets by introducing Paypal and SMS payment options. Both options are now available. For more information please visit: http://www.freerealms.com/stationCash.vm

WHEN: The Free Realms first birthday celebration is happening today! Live in-game parties will take place every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. Players can locate each event by using the Game Guide.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, PlanetSide®, and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development across various platforms and genres for audiences of all ages.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Untold Legends and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.


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