Sony Online Entertainment Adds Additional Server to Meet EverQuest® Online Adventures™ Demand

- Experience The Adventure of EverQuest And Make New Friends With Thousands of People Online! -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced that it is adding a new server to meet customer demand for EverQuest® Online Adventures™, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The new server will allow thousands of new players to join the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game where people create characters from a number of fantasy classes and meet people from the real world online as they embark on exciting adventures in a vast virtual world. The new server is scheduled to go online Friday, March 7, before noon Pacific Standard Time.

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"EverQuest Online Adventures is already bringing thousands of people into the amazing online world of EverQuest and giving them the adventure of a lifetime," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing for Sony Online Entertainment. "By adding another server, new players have the opportunity to get in at the ground floor and see what everyone is talking about as they begin unique adventures with a world full of new friends."

EverQuest Online Adventures includes a free 30-day trial and gives players what they've been looking for with non-stop action, the opportunity to explore an exciting new land, a world of fun and interesting people to meet and play with, quests, combat and more. The game has a suggested retail price of $49.99, which includes a 30-day free trial to the game's online world, and all that it has to offer. Additionally, EverQuest Online Adventures carries a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 per person for continuing access to the game world. Players can subscribe for additional months using a credit card, or by purchasing EverQuest Online Adventures Game Cards, which open the world of Norrath to PlayStation 2 owners that choose not to subscribe with a credit card.

About EverQuest Online Adventures

EverQuest Online Adventures gives you the power to unleash the unique adventurer within and personalize your in-game character from 9 races, 14 player character classes, and a number of hairstyles and facial characteristics. As you progress in the game completing challenging and thrilling quests, interacting with new friends, and discovering powerful items that you've only dreamed about, your character grows and develops as the world evolves. EverQuest Online Adventures also features:

   *  Action is always only a few steps away with fast and tactically rich
      combat with special abilities and spells for each character
   *  Thousands of monsters from lowly rats to immense dragons each posing a
      unique challenge for the player
   *  An enormous game world offering gamers more than 320 square miles to
   *  A strong storyline and universe filled with compelling quests and
      intriguing subplots that will pull you into the story and allow you to
      choose what comes next
   *  Thousands of non-player characters with which to interact
   *  Hundreds of spells and special abilities that give your character the
      unique skills you need to be a hero
   *  Thousands of powerful items to discover, rewarding those who have what
      it takes to finish epic quests and defeat the mightiest foes
   *  Support for dial-up and broadband, with seamless gameplay on a 56K

Using the PlayStation 2 system's Network Adaptor, EverQuest Online Adventures connects seamlessly via modem or broadband to the Internet, directing players to dedicated EverQuest Online Adventures servers. Gamers simply insert the disc and the adventures of Tunaria are just a few button pushes away.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), the online gaming division of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming that creates, develops and provides online entertainment for the personal computer, console, wireless, and online markets. With more than 13 million registered users, SOE's award-winning website, The Station ® ( ) hosts a variety of entertaining games and player communities spanning numerous genres. In addition to blockbuster hit EverQuest®, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide™, Star Wars Galaxies™, EverQuest® II, and the world's premier online-only console game for the PlayStation®2, EverQuest® Online Adventures™.

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