Free Realms™ Trading Card Game Launches First Expansion Set

Online Tournament Play Introduced

PRNewswire
DENVER
Sep 14, 2009

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that Shattered Past, the first expansion for the Free Realms™ Trading Card Game, is now available within Free Realms. Developed at SOE's Denver studio, Shattered Past introduces more than 100 new cards to the virtual playmat and includes virtual rewards in every pack, all of which are redeemable within Free Realms.

"The Free Realms Trading Card Game continues to introduce new and unique gameplay elements to the exciting online world of Free Realms," said Scott Martins, director of development, SOE Denver. "Shattered Past, along with the recently launched print-on-demand feature Duelist On Demand, the new tournament play system and the soon-to-be released Quest Packs, reinforces the commitment we've made to the integration of the trading card game format in SOE's titles."

  The Free Realms Trading Card Game Shattered Past expansion features:
  --  New Cards - More than 100 new cards and 30 exclusive virtual reward
      cards not found anywhere else.
  --  Exciting Gameplay - Shattered Past introduces new gameplay such as
      Crush Cards, Trickster, Score Manipulation, and more ways to smack
      down opponents.
  --  Virtual Rewards - Every Free Realms Trading Card Game pack features a
      virtual reward card redeemable for fantastic items inside the world of
      Free Realms.  Shattered Past offers all-new rewards such as exclusive
      pets like Duke the Doberman, a five-piece outfit to "Goth out" your
      Free Realms character, a Hip Hop Boom Box, pet clothing for dogs and
      cats, special character effects, illusions, and more.
  --  New Starters - Shattered Past adds four new sphere-based starter decks
      that players can use to begin constructing new gameplay strategies.

  --  Tournament Play - Daily, weekly and monthly tournament events will be
      held, with great virtual prizes for players to win.


Shattered Past is available for 400 Station Cash ($4.00 USD) per 11-card booster pack and 800 Station Cash per 40-card starter deck and can be purchased at www.freerealms.com.

The Free Realms Trading Card Game lets players pit cool characters like dragons and goblins against one another in fun, fast-paced combat. Half the game is collecting new cards so you are armed with the best lineup of attacks and defenses to prove your might in online play or tournaments. For more information, visit the official Free Realms Trading Card Game site at http://www.freerealms.com/tradingcardgame.

Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence. To play Free Realms, visit: http://www.freerealms.com/.

About Free Realms

Free Realms allows you to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, in a lush, living, 3D world, filled with rich landscapes and fun wildlife. Play as a ninja one minute or be a chef the next! From pet raising to mini-games like kart racing, or battling giant spiders and adventuring with friends - there's something for everyone! With scheduled content updates and special events planned there is always something new to see and do in the world of Free Realms. Visit http://www.freerealms.com/ for more information.

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; Tucson, AZ and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

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SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment LLC

CONTACT: Taina Rodriguez of Sony Online Entertainment, +1-858-577-3033,
trodriguez@soe.sony.com

Web Site: http://www.freerealms.com/


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