Sony Online Entertainment Brings Holiday Cheer to Virtual Worlds

December 17, 2008

Sony Online Entertainment Brings
Holiday Cheer to Virtual Worlds

Online titles welcome players to
a virtual winter wonderland surrounded by new adventures, gifts, mounts and
holiday festivities

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE)
decks the virtual halls again this holiday season with in-game activities and
festive themed events in many of its online video games. This December,
EverQuest and EverQuest II players will enjoy the annual Frostfell celebration,
including a special event in the Legends of Norrath virtual trading card game.
Not to be outshone by its Norrathian counterpart, Vanguard Saga of Heroes is
celebrating the holiday season in the online world of Telon, and in a galaxy
far, far away, Star Wars Galaxies™ players will enjoy the spectacular experience
of Wookiee Life Day.

In-game events are as follows:

EverQuest II: Frostfell, the
celebration of kinship and giving, has once again arrived in Norrath spanning
from Dec. 11, 2008, to Jan. 5, 2009. Players are invited to enjoy the Frostfell
Wonderland Village through the Magic Closets in Qeynos Harbor, West Freeport,
Haven, Kelethin, Neriak and Gorowyn. Players can also gather presents to craft
wondrous new Frostfell goodies to add to their collections. The festivities also
include a daily present from everyone’s favorite Frostfell Gigglegibber, Santa
Glug!

For detailed information, please
visit www.eq2players.com.

EverQuest: In the Plane of
Knowledge, the impending Frostfell celebrations have been ruined by a spate of
thievery, and it is up to the players to save the celebration. Many families
have been awakened by ruffians and monsters breaking into their homes and
carrying off with presents intended for the children of the Realm. Although the
celebrants of Frostfell have certainly put up with greater adversity than this,
the denial of even a small measure of lightness and joy to these weary
Norrathians is too much to bear. Players are needed to help track down the
monsters who committed these crimes and return the missing presents.

Not only must the stolen gifts be
retrieved, but also it’s clear that the thievery is part of a larger conspiracy
to destroy the institution of Frostfell, a joyous and uplifting occasion. An ice
goblin named Freezkorr, whose evil Frostclaw clan has captured Santug Claugg and
his Gigglegibber assistants, must be defeated, or Norrathians everywhere may
have seen their last Frostfell celebration!

For detailed information, please
visit www.eqplayers.com.

Star Wars Galaxies: Wookiee Life Day
returns this year with new events, items and activities that are sure to lift
your holiday spirits to galactic proportions! Wookiee Life Day festivities began
Dec. 16, 2008, and conclude on Jan. 13, 2009, in the cities of Dearic, Doaba
Goerfel and Wayfar and will include new quests, pets and items inspired directly
by the Star Wars Holiday Special, such as a new wroshyr tree house decoration
and a painting of Chewbacca’s family. New quests include a search for missing
candy from TK-555, the fat stormtrooper from Empire Day, who will reward you
with a brand-new speeder that is making its first appearance in SWG.

For detailed information, please
visit
http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com
.

Legends of Norrath: From Dec. 15,
2008, to Jan. 9, 2009, all Legends of Norrath players will have a chance to
experience a new and exciting event called Saving Frostfell, with prizes and
goodies for everyone who completes the scenario.

For detailed information, please
visit
http://www.legendsofnorrath.com
.

Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card
Game: Celebrate Wookie Life Day in the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game!
From Dec. 24, 2008, to Jan. 4 2009, all Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game
players will have access to a new scenario, with special reward cards for the
winners.

For detailed information, please
visit
http://www.starwarsgalaxies.com/tradingcardgame
.

Vanguard Saga of Heroes: The
Festival of Gloriann returns to the world of Telon this holiday season! Once a
year during the wintery months, towering trees adorned with lights can be seen
glittering within the cities of Telon. Players can take a tour over the rooftops
of Telon while riding on Randolph, the flying reindeer mount.

For detailed information, please
visit www.vgplayers.com.

The Matrix Online: It is time for
the fourth-annual Winter Holiday Celebration in The Matrix Online! During this
period, snow will be falling in the Mega City and Snowman, and Holiday Helper
Vendors will be around to help you get into the holiday spirit.

This Winter Holiday, operatives can
enjoy the gift of sharp new clothing items: "Formal Shoes" and "Winter Coats"
for men, and "Formal Skirts" and "Winter Shirts" for women, all available in
black and white versions. Those operatives skilled at defeating the giant Snow
Simulacra may find an additional holiday-themed clothing item.

For detailed information, please
visit
http://thematrixonline.station.sony.com/players/
.