Successful Legends of Norrath™ Series Grows Even Stronger With Inquisitor
SOE Deals Third Set To Fans of EverQuest® Franchise Online Strategy Game With Legends of Norrath™ Inquisitor
Legends of Norrath™ (LoN) fans, get your decks ready! Inquisitor from Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), the global leader in online gaming, is the newest chapter in the innovative online strategy card game Legends of Norrath, based on the legendary MMOs EverQuest® (EQ) and EverQuest® II (EQII). Inquisitor, which is currently in development and scheduled to launch Friday, March 7, 2008, promises to deliver even more excitement with stunning new card art, fresh loot and fierce new enemy encounters.
Inquisitor continues the story from previous Legends of Norrath virtual card games, Oathbound and Forsworn, with hundreds of new cards and more than 20 new loot items each for EQ and EQII. Inquisitor also reinforces Legends of Norrath as the complete online card gaming experience, featuring numerous casual and tournament game lobbies with three exciting tournament formats.
"The development team in Denver is extremely enthusiastic about the new gameplay that Inquisitor brings to the world of Norrath," said Scott Martins, Director of Development, SOE. "Fans of the LoN storyline will experience compelling gameplay, additional multiplayer functionality, unmatched artistic integrity, as well as the ability to fight alongside Cyndra and other Oathbound heroes for the first time ever."
Developed at SOE's Denver studio, Legends of Norrath is the first online trading card game based on and playable from within SOE's popular EverQuest and EverQuest II MMOs, as well as from a free stand-alone client using a free SOE Station ID (available at http://www.station.com/). Players can challenge opponents on their game server and across other EQ and EQII servers.
Inquisitor's features include:
New Strategies and Gameplay -- Inquisitor adds over 250 new astonishingly beautiful cards! Get all 210 base set cards, four starter decks featuring 16 new quests, ten scenario rewards and tons of new promotional cards. Explore new unit types, legends, keywords and classes for your favorite EQ and EQII classes archetypes, with the introduction of Monks, Enchanters, Inquisitors and Bards!
Test Your Skills in Tournaments -- Build your best deck and test your skills in monthly Championship Qualifier Tournaments that feature a first prize valued at approximately $1,500 USD. Win a Championship Qualifier and earn an invitation to the grand finale at GenCon Indianapolis in August where players will vie for cash and prizes worth more than $100,000 in total. Or, join in on one of the monthly Loot Tournament weekends and receive Loot and Promo Card rewards just for participating!
Mounts, Baubles and Potions -- Inquisitor features over 20 new loot items each for EverQuest® and EverQuest II® for your EQ or EQII characters.
Free New Content -- SOE is giving all registered users even more free content and bonus features in the game client, including 10 new scenarios that tell the tale of Inquisitor and a brand new raid. Sign up now at http://www.station.com/ to gain access to these new upgrades.
New Ways to Team Up -- Grab your closest friends to take down powerful raid bosses. Inquisitor features a four-player raid where you and three of your friends can take down the Brood of Di'zok -- the Royal Family of Sarnaks in the castle of Chardok.
Inquisitor cards will be available via digital download from SOE's Station Store in both 58-card digital starter decks for $9.99 (plus any applicable taxes), and 15-card digital booster packs for $2.99 (plus any applicable taxes).
To get started, players can download the client for free, test their skills against AI and real opponents, and then head over to the tournament lobby to play. Tournament eligibility limited and subject to official rules. Residents of certain territories are ineligible to participate in LoN tournament play. Please see the EULA for details. For a schedule of events, rules and further details see the LoN Events Page or the LoN Tournaments webpage. For more information on Legends of Norrath, visit the website at http://www.legendsofnorrath.com/.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers 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 and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, 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, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
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