UNTOLD LEGENDS™: BROTHERHOOD OF
THE BLADE™ NUMBER ONE AT GAMESTOP AND EB GAMES NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL STORES
Role-Playing Game Lives Up to the Legend as Top-Selling Launch Title for the PSP™
Handheld Entertainment System –
SAN DIEGO, CA – April 1, 2005 – Sony
Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer
online (MMO) gaming, today announced that Untold Legends™: Brotherhood of the
Blade™ was the number one selling game for the PSP™ handheld entertainment
system at both GameStop and Electronics Boutique retail outlets in North
“We are very pleased with the
overwhelming response to Untold Legends the first weekend at retail,” said
Doreen McKenzie, Vice President of Merchandising, GameStop. “The sell-through
numbers at all of our locations are a true testament to the excellence of the
game and Untold Legends beautifully demonstrates the power of the PSP handheld
“Untold Legends has been a top
selling PSP handheld system title at EB Games stores since launch and the game
is simply flying off our store shelves,” said Debbie Mola, Vice President of
Merchandising, EB Games. “We expect sales for Untold Legends to continue briskly
as more of the new systems reach the hands of consumers.
Developed and published by SOE,
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has been built from the ground-up
specifically for the PSP™ handheld entertainment system, and is the only
cooperative multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) available for the new
system. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade carries the suggested retail
price of $39.99.
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
Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: A
wireless multiplayer mode features gameplay through the PSP handheld system’s
wireless feature. Connect directly with multiple PSP handheld systems for the
ultimate in hack ‘n slash action with no wires!
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
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:
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).
About Electronics Boutique
Electronics Boutique, a Fortune 1000 company, is the leading global specialty
retailer dedicated exclusively to video game hardware and software, PC
entertainment software, accessories and related products. As of February 21,
2005, the company operated 2,000 stores in the United States, Australia, Canada,
Denmark, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico and Sweden —
primarily under the names EB Games and Electronics Boutique. The company
operates an e-commerce website at http://www.ebgames.com. Additional company
information is available at http://www.ebholdings.com.
About GameStop Corp. Headquartered
in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME; GME.B) is the nation’s largest
video game and entertainment software specialty retailer, based on the number of
U.S. stores and U.S. revenues. The company operates 1,826 retail stores
throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Ireland,
primarily under the GameStop(R) brand. In addition, the company owns a
commerce-enabled Web property, GameStop.com, and Game Informer(R) magazine, a
leading video and computer game publication.
GameStop Corp. sells the most
popular new software, hardware and game accessories for the PC and next
generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, and is also
the industry’s largest reseller of used video games. In addition, the company
sells computer and video game magazines and strategy guides, action figures, and
other related merchandise to more than 30 million customers.