EVERQUEST® II SENTINEL’S FATE™ OFFERS EXCLUSIVE HEADSTART ACCESS AT RETAIL; NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

WHAT: EverQuest®II Sentinel’s Fate™ and EverQuest®II Sentinel’s Fate™ Collectors Edition, the sixth expansion for the popular online game EverQuest®II, is now available for pre-order at www.everquest2.com.

The expansion, scheduled to be available exclusively at retail on February 16, 2010, followed by the digital launch on February 23, 2010, is an all-in-one compilation pack which transports players into a universe of legend and lore where adventures are just the beginning. Both retail and digital versions will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (plus applicable taxes). Additionally, a Collectors Edition including exclusive items is being offered for $69.99 (plus applicable taxes)

Today also marks the debut of the epic documentary EverCracked! The Phenomenon of EverQuest available exclusively on IGN.com, the leading videogames website. The five part weekly series, produced by Jace Hall, chronicles the trials and tribulations leading to the development, launch and success of the genre-defining massively multiplayer online game which celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2009. The first installment is available here

ABOUT EVERQUEST II SENTINEL’S FATE: EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate takes players into the fabled lands of Odus, filled with epic quests, magnificent dungeons and limitless content providing the ultimate MMO experience for all players. Sentinel’s Fate presents the next chapter of the EverQuest II legacy which will be written by the passion of players and fueled by the hunger for adventure.

EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate features:

• All Previous Expansions - Includes the new expansion pack and all five previous expansions and content

• Increased Level Cap– Reach new heights with a level cap increase to 90

• Amazing New Zones– Explore two expansive new overland zones, The Sundered Frontier and Stonebrunt Highlands

• The Quests Continues - Experience the legend of Odus through 400 new quests

• More Dungeons - Battle through 12 new dungeon additions

• New Weapons and Armor - Outfit characters with 2,000 new weapons, pieces of armor and items

• New Alternate Advancement Abilities - Optimize your character's power and strength with all new alternate advancement abilities

• Legends of Norrath™ - Includes digital card game client and The Fall of Erudin scenario

• 500 Station Cash™ - Select unique virtual items from the in-game EQII Marketplace

• 30-day subscription included for new EQII Accounts

Bonus Expansion Items

Retail Edition

• Up to a 7-day headstart of gameplay access before the digital release

• Coveted Guarding of the Reasoned in-game armor piece to provide extra protection on your journey

Collectors Edition

• Up to a 7-day headstart of gameplay access before the digital release

• Exclusive Armored Highland Stalker in-game mount to accompany you through your Norrathian adventure

• Collectible Armored Highlands Stalker pet figurine

• Coveted Guarding of the Reasoned in-game armor piece to provide extra protection on your journey

• EverCracked! The Phenomenon of EverQuest DVD Documentary

Digital Edition

• Coveted Guarding of the Learned armor piece to provide extra protection on your journey

WHEN:

EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate and EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate Collectors Edition are available for pre-order beginning today at www.everquest2.com

For more details, new screenshots and the latest information visit www.sentinelsfate.com

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.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

About IGN Entertainment

IGN Entertainment, a unit of News Corporation, is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 29.1 million unique users (U.S.) in September 2009, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive, What They Play and others) is one of the Web's leading videogame information destinations and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet.

All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.


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