Untold Legends Goes Gold

UNTOLD LEGENDS™: BROTHERHOOD OF
THE BLADE™ FOR THE PSP™ HANDHELD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM GOES GOLD

Sony Online Entertainment’s
Highly-Anticipated PSP Handheld System Launch Title Ships March 22, 2005

SAN DIEGO, CA – March 17, 2005 –
Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively
multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that Untold Legends™:
Brotherhood of the Blade™ has gone gold. Developed and published by SOE, Untold
Legends™: Brotherhood of the Blade™ will be available exclusively for the PSP™
handheld entertainment system for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and is
scheduled to ship to North American retail stores on March 22, 2005.

“In just a few days, the handheld
gaming revolution begins with the launch of the PSP handheld system, and given
the strong feedback we are receiving from the press, retailers, and consumers
via pre-sell orders, Untold Legends is proving to be a must-have launch title,”
said Torrie Dorrell, Senior Vice President, Sony Online Entertainment. “Untold
Legends is a brand new intellectual property built from the ground up
specifically for the PSP handheld system, and will be the only action
role-playing game available at the new system’s launch.”

With fast-paced, hack ‘n slash
action, randomly-generated environments, hundreds of monsters and items,
beautiful 3D graphics, and four-person, wireless cooperative multiplayer
gameplay via the PSP handheld system’s built-in wireless connectivity, Untold
Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade offers a compelling, on-the-go gameplay
experience never before seen on a handheld gaming device. Untold Legends:
Brotherhood of the Blade introduces four customizable playable races; an
original storyline; a huge game world of over 100 levels; 150 different
creatures to battle; hundreds of thousands of items to discover; and beautiful,
vibrant environments that take full advantage of the PSP handheld system’s
technical capabilities.

About Untold Legends: Brotherhood of
the Blade Journey to a world beyond the realms of imagination and engage in
battles to save Aven, a timeless city of safe haven and the last remaining
stronghold of Good in a world of Evil. As a dark threat looms and a gathering of
unknown forces grows stronger, heroes have been called and the Brotherhood of
the Blade has been formed. It is up to you and your chosen brothers to unravel
the mysteries of this looming peril. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade
offers on-the-go action-RPG combat, intense multiplayer battles and a completely
original adventure for you to uncover.

  • Action RPG: Wield your blade and
    cast powerful spells in this action-packed, hack ‘n slash RPG exclusively for
    the PSP handheld system.

  • Epic Adventure: Create a unique
    hero and set out into the wilds of Unataca to battle powerful creatures, save
    your city of Aven from imminent extinction and unravel the mysteries of a
    looming peril.

  • Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: A
    wireless multiplayer mode features gameplay through the PSP handheld system’s
    built-in wireless connectivity . Connect directly with multiple PSP handheld
    systems for the ultimate in hack ‘n slash action with no wires (up to four
    players)!

  • Four Playable Character Classes:
    Select from four unique character classes including an ancient order of
    valiant Knights, a foundation of brilliant Alchemists, an order of noble
    Druids, and a race of feral hunters known as the Berserkers. Each character
    class has unique fighting abilities or magical spells.

  • Beautiful 3D Environments: Battle
    through more than 100 diverse levels that come alive with brilliant 3D
    graphics, stunning lighting, dynamic visual effects and highly-detailed player
    characters and monsters.

  • Dynamic Game Experience: Play in
    randomly generated environments and fight against unique monsters for a
    different experience every time you play.

  • Items and Artifacts: Collect
    hundreds of items, usable gear and rare magical artifacts to aid in your
    battles.

  • Character Customization: Modify
    your hero for a completely customized look and ability set.

  • Hordes of Monsters: Battle over
    150 types of monsters with 50 unique models and textures.

  • Challenging Boss Monster Battles:
    Engage in strategic combat with humongous bosses, each with their own
    distinctive combat techniques.

For more information on Untold
Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, please visit:
http://www.UntoldLegends.com

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE),
a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Digital Inc., is a recognized worldwide leader in
massively multiplayer online games, with a subscriber base of over 800,000
active accounts 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, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II,
Champions of Norrath™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars
Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™, 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, and Seattle, WA, SOE has an array
of cutting-edge online games in development.

EverQuest is a registered trademark
of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE, the SOE logo and PlanetSide are
registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and
trade names are properties of their respective owners. Untold Legends and
Brotherhood of the Blade are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. PSP is
a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be
required (sold separately).