EverQuest: War on Faydwer for Pocket PC Now Available for Download

- Third Installment of EverQuest Saga Ready for Gamers On The Go -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that its latest title for Pocket PC, EverQuest®: War on Faydwer™, will be available for download on April 28 for $19.99. This title marks the third installment of the on-going EverQuest saga on Pocket PC.

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"The previous installments of EverQuest on the Pocket PC have been eagerly accepted by the Pocket PC gaming community," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "War on Faydwer, the third chapter in the on-going saga, expands on the already well-received gameplay with a number of improvements that are sure to keep gamers happy."

Unlike its Massively Multiplayer Online big brother, EverQuest: War on Faydwer, is a single-player fantasy action game. Developed by Emodiv Inc. (www.emodiv.com), EverQuest: War on Faydwer features four playable character classes; non-linear side quests that expand adventures beyond the main story arc; dozens of new monsters, spells and items; chests that contain either great treasure or unspeakable evil; a new storyline that can be played either as a separate stand-alone game or allows players to import their characters from EverQuest: Attack on Queynos™.

EverQuest: War on Faydwer (as well as the two previous games) can be downloaded from http://www.handango.com/, or http://www.pocketgear.com/. For more information on the game, please visit http://eqpocket.station.sony.com/.

About EverQuest

Developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), EverQuest launched in 1999 and has since become both a gaming and cultural phenomenon. The game has sold more than 2 million copies while continuing to grow with award-winning expansions The Ruins of Kunark®, The Scars of Velious®, The Shadows of Luclin™, The Planes of Power™, and The Legacy of Ykesha™, making it the largest online 3D fantasy world ever created. During peak periods, more than 118,000 simultaneous adventurers have explored the fully detailed world of Norrath, filled with monsters, magic, adventure and more. The active global EverQuest subscriber base of more than 430,000 players is comprised of people from 40 different countries including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Sony Online is committed to bringing EverQuest to various entertainment platforms, releasing titles such as EverQuest® Online Adventures™ for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, EverQuest for the Pocket PC and EverQuest: Hero's Call for wireless phones. This Fall, SOE will launch the highly-anticipated sequel, EverQuest II, on PCs around the globe.

About Emodiv, Inc.

Emodiv, Inc. (www.emodiv.com) was incorporated in March 2002 as a development studio specializing in games for mobile platforms. EverQuest For the Pocket PC was their first commercial release.

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. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise, EverQuest®, 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 St. Louis, MO, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide™, Star Wars Galaxies™ and the highly anticipated EverQuest® II.

EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks and PlanetSide is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

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