EverQuest II Desert Of Flames Offers Monkeys And Mayhem

EverQuest® II Desert Of FlamesTM
Offers Monkeys And Mayhem

Sony Online Entertainment
Introduces PVP Into EverQuest® II with a Colorful "Arabian Nights" Theme in
Desert of Flames, the Game’s First Expansion Pack.

SAN DIEGO, CA – September 21, 2005 –
Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively
multiplayer online gaming, has released EverQuest®II Desert of FlamesTM, the
first expansion pack for the company’s popular PC massively multiplayer online
role-playing game (MMO) since its launch in November 2004. EverQuest II Desert
of Flames, marking the game’s first introduction to player-versus-player combat
with vibrantly colorful new areas to explore, is available now for the suggested
retail price of U.S. $29.99. This exciting expansion is in addition to regular
updates subscribers have received throughout the past 10 months at no additional
cost.

"We’re very excited to have Desert
of Flames out there for everyone to enjoy," said Scott Hartsman, senior producer
for EverQuest II. "The Arabian nights themed areas in this classic fantasy
setting made for a place to adventure like nothing we’ve done before in this
game."

In Desert of Flames, players will
experience exciting gameplay-changing features and can explore never-before-seen
areas filled with new quests, monsters, and loot. Desert of Flames is centered
around the newly discovered, vibrantly colorful city of Maj’dul. Set in an
Arabian nights theme, players can choose to battle in special new arenas either
against other players or against creatures in a new style of
player-versus-player combat called Arena Champions. Other exciting features
include a dozen new zones and epic encounters, over 30 new creatures, a level
range increase to 60 for all players, and new voice-over emotes for player
characters.

Players who purchase Desert of
Flames at a retail store will get a magic genie bottle that will whisk them away
to a secret location, and a special gazing orb for your character. In addition
to in-game items, customers that purchase the retail version will also receive a
poster map of the Isle of Ro. Those who purchase Desert of Flames digitally from
Sony Online Entertainment will receive both the genie bottle and an in-game
painting for their character’s house.

For more information on EverQuest II
Desert of Flames please visit:
www.desertofflames.com

About EverQuest® II Desert of Flames

EverQuest II is the next generation
of massively multiplayer gaming, a huge online world where thousands of players
come together for adventure and community. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a
vast, beautiful game world to explore, as well as voices for almost all
non-player characters, EverQuest II sets new standards in gameplay and
immersion. Desert of Flames is the first expansion pack for EverQuest II.

The salt flats, mesas, spires and
dunes in EverQuest II Desert of Flames provide the backdrop for exciting new
adventures that will tell the tales of the people and creatures found in the
Desert of Ro. Players of all classes can collect new creatures and pit them
against each other in special arenas in the newly discovered city of Maj’Dul.
Rather than watching the battle from the sidelines, players can become the
champion, slinging spells and wielding weapons in a variety of combat scenarios.
Player characters can also take their chances against these fearsome creatures
or even challenge other players in battles for fame and glory. For the first
time in an MMO, players will be able to scramble up crumbling cliffs in search
of treasure and adventure in thrilling new zones all set within this colorful
Arabian nights theme. With new epic encounters designed for levels 45 and up,
and the rumor of fearsome twin metallic dragons, there are plenty of exciting
new activities for everyone to enjoy in EverQuest II Desert of Flames.

Key Features

  • Arena champions: Take the form of
    new exotic creatures, or fight as your character, in battles for glory against
    other creatures or players.

  • New movement: Search for treasure
    and find adventure in new areas by climbing up and down walls for the first
    time in an MMO.

  • Voice-over emotes: Express
    yourself in a battle or expand your social circle with new voice emotes.

  • Guild vaults: Share the loot of a
    hard won battle with the rest of your guild members.

  • Level range increase: Now play up
    to level 60!

  • New land: Discover over a dozen
    new zones and epic encounters.

  • New creatures: Test your combat
    skills in battles with over 30 new fearsome creatures.

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