SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT DETONATES NEW PLANETSIDE®2 GAMEPLAY TRAILER FOR GAMESCOM 2012

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today released POWER, an all-new gameplay trailer for their highly anticipated massively multiplayer first-person shooter, PlanetSide®2, at gamescom 2012. The POWER trailer showcases the enormous continents, massive and intense gameplay, and striking visuals players can expect to see on the planet of Auraxis in the award-winning upcoming shooter.

SOE also disseminated new assets for their entire gamescom 2012 product lineup, which features the high-energy first-person shooter Bullet Run™ and fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game Wizardry Online. Additionally, SOE will be showcasing the latest updates from some of their most popular franchises, including a preview of the upcoming Hand of Fate DLC for DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) and the newly launched groundbreaking tech in EverQuest® II, SOEmote.

SOE's lineup is playable at gamescom in the Business Center at the ProsiebenSat.1 Booth #B-010, Hall 4.1 today through Friday during show hours.

The all-new POWER trailer can be viewed on the official PlanetSide 2 YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/PS2Pwr.

To download the trailer, and for additional PlanetSide 2 press assets, visit (link for press only): http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1215.

All gamescom press assets, including those for Bullet Run, DC Universe Online, EverQuest II and Wizardry Online, can be downloaded here:

http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/client_page.asp?i=165.

For real-time SOE updates from gamescom, follow @SonyOnline and/or @PlanetSide2 on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOE.

PlanetSide 2 is currently in External Beta and will be available as Free-To-Play. Your Way.™ on PC systems via digital download later this year, with optional content available for purchase in the marketplace. Players can sign up for Beta access at http://www.PlanetSide2.com.

PlanetSide 2 is not yet rated and may contain content inappropriate for children. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

About SOE

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, Vanguard® Saga of Heroes™, and DC Universe™ Online, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, Free Realms, Vanguard Saga of Heroes and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Vivox

Vivox's VoiceEverywhere™ enables social communications anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Vivox provides communication applications for social experiences where consumers interact on the Web, on their mobile devices or within gaming or social networking environments. More than 80 million users in 180+ countries exchange more than 3.5 billion voice minutes each month across the Vivox network. Vivox social communications applications are delivered directly to consumers and with partners such as T-Mobile, CCP Games, Linden Labs, Nexon, Sony Online Entertainment, Wargaming.net and others. For more information, visit www.vivox.com or check out Vivox on Twitter or Facebook.

About Image Metrics

Founded in 2000, Image Metrics is a pioneer in the field of computer vision with numerous patents held in facial recognition, analysis and animation technologies. The company's proprietary algorithms capture, recognize and analyze nuanced facial expressions and emotions in real-time using nothing more than a standard webcam, allowing companies to add compelling new consumer experiences to their products. Image Metrics also licenses powerful SDKs, including Live Driver, its real-time facial animation technology, and PortableYou, its avatar creation platform. The company's integrations include Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG EverQuest II. Image Metrics is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with a Research Lab in Manchester, U.K. For more information or to request a demo, please visit www.Image-Metrics.com.

About Gamepot Inc.

Founded in 2001, Gamepot Inc. is devoted to bringing exciting, innovative and fun games to its fans. With Pangya, an online golf game, Gamepot made its first step to success in 2004. Following the successful launches of CABAL ONLINE and La Tale in 2006, the very successful re-launch of Square Enix's massively multiplayer online action game Fantasy Earth Zero helped Gamepot secure its position as a leading online game publisher in Japan.

Gamepot joined one of the leading Japanese ISP's, So-net Entertainment Corporation, in 2008. As So-net's online gaming arm, Gamepot added game development capabilities with the acquisition of several online and mobile game studios. Self-developed flagship titles include Paperman, a first person shooter launched in Japan and other countries in Asia, and Wizardry Online, the first online game version of the legendary Wizardry RPG series in 2011. Gamepot recently founded its own mobile gaming division in 2011, which currently boasts more than 10 mobile titles in service with plans to expand globally.

Media Contact

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310.694.3123

raquel_marcelo@bhimpact.com

 


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