EVERQUEST® II LAUNCHES PRE-EXPANSION CONTENT IN THE WILL OF A TYRANT GAME UPDATE

An Opportunity for Former EQII Players to Explore Alongside Current Players in the EverQuest II Sentinel’s FateTM Expansion Pre-Launch Event for Free

WHAT: Beginning today, current and eligible former EverQuest® II (EQII) players can journey to Qeynos and Freeport to join in on the second Sentinel's FateTM pre-launch event, Will of a Tyrant!

In Freeport, Lucan D'Lere is missing and the city has erupted in chaos. The rule of law is gone and blood runs in the streets as Lucan's would-be successors vie for power over the great city. Players must uncover the mystery behind his disappearance and who is responsible for this unprovoked attack.

The city of Qeynos is unharmed for now, but enemies of the city hide in plain sight everywhere awaiting the perfect moment to unleash their plan. One of Antonia Bayle's closes advisors has gone missing, and it is up to the players to help find him.

EQII players who left the game with their account in good standing within the past two years are also invited to participate in the pre-launch event with up to three weeks of free play. From Dec. 9-31, 2009, players can log in using their former account and receive EverQuest II The Shadow OdysseyTM trial access. Additionally, if aplayer decides to convert this trial to a paid subscription and purchase the upcoming Sentinel’s Fate expansion, that player will receive an exclusive in-game item“Marble Effigy of Al’Kabor”, 250 Station Cash™ and access to the Sentinel’s Fate Beta on or around Jan. 19, 2010.

ABOUT THE WILL OF A TYRANT GAME UPDATE:• EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate Pre-Launch Event #2– Roehn Theer’s minions are on the move leaving destruction in their path. Players must uncover their evil plot and stop them from destroying another city

• City Festivals are Back!–Festivals started by the Far Seas Trading Company are scheduled to begin in January 2010

• New Daily Tradeskill Missions in Kunark!– Players can seek out Assistant Volwon in Bathezid’s Watch to participate

• Bug Bash 2009!

o 300 quest bugs, plus an additional 300 miscellaneous bugs have been fixed

o Many creatures throughout Norrath that previously did not grant Alternate Advancement experience now do

o Erollisi's Lost Longbow, the Longbow of Valor, the Buckler of the Broken Heart and the Tower of Love can now each be turned into a trophy item to be placed within player homes

o Item tooltips will now give information about gains and losses over currently equipped items

WHEN:

EverQuest II game update The Will of the Tyrant is now live.

EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate is available for pre-order at http://everquest2.station.sony.com

For more details, new screenshots and the latest information visit http://everquest2.station.sony.com/expansions/sentinelsfate/index.vm

ABOUT SOE:

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

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Terms and Conditions:

From December 9, 2009 to December 31, 2009, all EverQuest II accounts inactive between November 12, 2007 to November 20, 2009 (in good standing) will receive complimentary access to EverQuest II Rise of Kunark and a trial version of EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey (unless previously owned). Customers who convert such trial account to a monthly subscription plan for EverQuest II will receive the EverQuest II Rise of Kunark compilation with their subscription, but will be required to purchase EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey in order to access its associated content. In-game item(s) are non-tradable. Station Cash is non-transferable and will be added to account holder’s Wallet after successful conversion on December 31, 2009. No cash value. Benefits awarded one (1) per account.


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