Everquest Trilogy Announced

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SONY
ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES "EVERQUEST(r): TRILOGY(tm)"-THE FIRST
EVERQUEST(r) ANTHOLOGY 

 


Most Successful Online Fantasy World Ever To Ship in Trilogy Set —

 

SAN
DIEGO, CA – May 7, 2001 – Sony Online Entertainment announced today "EverQuest(r):
Trilogy," an anthology that includes the original game and two expansion
packs, will be available this fall. With over 375,000 subscribers, "EverQuest(r)"
is the most successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game ever.

 

"’EverQuest:
Trilogy’ offers prospective EverQuest fans the largest online fantasy world in
a single, all-encompassing package," said Don Vercelli, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "With five enormous
continents, 13 races, and over 400 supporting characters from snow orcs to
giant scorpions, the ‘EverQuest: Trilogy’ package guarantees unlimited hours
of gameplay."

 

"EverQuest:
Trilogy" features:

*
"EverQuest(r)" Classic game 

*
"EverQuest(r): The Ruins of Kunark(tm)" Expansion Pack 

*
"EverQuest(r): The Scars of Velious(tm)" Expansion Pack 

*
Collectible Map of Norrath 

*
Two collectible EverQuest figurines

 

"EverQuest:
The Ruins of Kunark" expansion was released April 24, 2000. Since then,
it has become a part of the basic EverQuest package, giving players more than
twenty new zones and a new playable race of lizard men called the "Iksar."
In addition, the maximum player character level was raised from fifty to
sixty. The most recent expansion, "EverQuest: The Scars of Velious,"
was released on December 5, 2000. It provides nineteen more zones of content
designed for level 30 characters and above.

 

Continuing
to grow with top-selling expansions "The Ruins of Kunark" and
"The Scars of Velious," "EverQuest(r)" is one of the
largest fantasy worlds ever created online. During peak periods, more than
90,000 adventurers and dragon slayers have explored the world of Norrath
simultaneously. The active global EverQuest subscriber base is comprised of
players from various countries throughout the "real" world,
including the U.S., England, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia,
France, Italy and Australia.

 

The
Station(r) (www.station.com) is the official provider of "EverQuest(r),"
with software updates and news about the game, message boards and other
community features, as well as an easy-to-use billing system for EverQuest’s
monthly subscription fee of $9.89.

 

Sony
Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), the online gaming division of Sony Pictures
Digital Entertainment, is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online
gaming. Headquartered in San Diego, California. SOE develops, publishes and
distributes entertainment for the PC and online markets. With more than 10
million registered users, SOE’s award-winning website, The Station(r) (www.station.com),
hosts a variety of entertaining games and player communities spanning all
genres. In addition to blockbuster hits EverQuest(r) and Jeopardy! Online, SOE
has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide(tm),
Star Wars(r) Galaxies(tm) and Sovereign(tm).

 

Contacts:

Greg
Rizzer Sony Online Entertainment (858) 577-3385 [email protected]

Erica
Kohnke Linn Public Relations (415) 552-1183 [email protected]

 

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