EA and Ultima Online Announce Return to Britannia Campaign in Honor of 12th Anniversary Celebration

September 28, 2009

EA and Ultima Online Announce
“Return to Britannia” Campaign in Honor of 12th Anniversary Celebration

New Campaign Will Re-Activate
Former Players’ Accounts for Unlimited Free Play Now through October 16th

Mythic Entertainment today announced
the Return to Britannia Campaign in celebration of the 12-year anniversary of
Ultima Online (UO). As part of the Return to Britannia Campaign, all former
players are being welcomed back to UO, one of the longest-running MMORPGs in
history, for unlimited free game play through October 16th. Closed accounts in
good standing have been re-activated, and former players can log back into the
game using their original user name and passwords.

New content available to returning
players through the Return to Britannia Campaign includes Mondain’s Legacy, the
7th UO expansion which introduced the playable Elven race and dangerous, new
dungeons to explore. Mondain’s Legacy was made available at no charge in August
2009 to existing subscribers and to new players as part of the Ultima Online
14-day free trial.

“We’re hoping that, as part of the
Return to Britannia Campaign, former players will once again rediscover the joys
of Ultima Online,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Mythic
Entertainment. “UO was the first love of many MMORPG players, and it still holds
a special place in their hearts after 12 glorious years. I think returning
players will be pleasantly surprised to find a thriving and vibrant community
from around the world ready to welcome back their former compatriots and include
them in their ongoing adventures.”

Players returning to Ultima Online
through the Return to Britannia Campaign can download and install the UO client
for free at:
http://www.uoherald.com/trial/
. Players who no longer have access to their
Ultima Online username and password can retrieve their account information at:
http://support.ea.com.

Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss, the
8th expansion was released earlier this month and revolves around the
introduction of the playable Gargoyle race. Players will also find expansive new
areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian
Abyss – the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online. This
sprawling dungeon contains new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty,
including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player
vs. Player zones where adventurers are turned against one another. Ultima
Online: Stygian Abyss is now available at UOGamesCodes.com and the EA STORE for
$29.99.

To learn more about Ultima Online,
visit: www.uo.com.