SERKAN RETURNS TODAY!

TUCSON, ARIZ.– May 20, 2009– Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today the launch of the 10th PoxNora expansion, Rise of Serkan. In Rise of Serkan, the fallen Lich King Serkan has returned to claim his throne as the king of Elsarin, but his ambitions extend beyond taking the throne. By harnessing the power of the Utterdark—with the potential to create and destroy—Serkan will reshape the world according to his own sinister whims. Rise of Serkan adds more than 70 new runes, including Hero runes and a new equipment set that can be converted into relics and back into equipment.

Rise of Serkan adds six new epic Heroes to PoxNora, the most we have ever released in a single expansion, and for the first time ever, players will be able to purchase booster packs from past expansions to fill out their collection,” said Dan Kopycienski, director of development, SOE Tucson.“We’re also excited to introduce the new equipment runes, adding a whole new element to PoxNora battles.”

Rise of Serkan features:

More than 70 New Runes– Rise of Serkan introduces more than 70 new runes to PoxNora, including 40 champions and 20 spells, as well as the long-awaited“Bunny Lord,” another rune inspired by the PoxNora community.

New Equipment Mechanic– This expansion also introduces special equipment that can be transformed into relics, giving your allies an added bonus. These relics, in turn, can transform back into equipment.

New Campaign– Rise of Serkan will include one new campaign with four encounters. In this campaign, players will take part in the fight against Serkan.

More Avatar Experience– Rise of Serkan also features 10 more experience levels for avatars introduced in the last expansion.

New Store Products– With the release of Rise of Serkan, all previous PoxNora releases will now be available in booster packs and booster boxes in the pack store found at www.PoxNora.com! This will make it easier for players looking for runes they have missed to add them to their collection.

Rise of Serkan is available now at www.PoxNora.com.

Developed at SOE’s Tucson studio, PoxNora is an online multiplayer turn-based strategy game, playable on Windows and Macintosh computers. To get started, players can download the client for free at www.PoxNora.com.

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™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, 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; Tucson, AZ and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

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