Sony Online Entertainment Announces EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers the Second Edition to the Online Revolution on the PlayStation®2

- Frontiers Offers New Features for New Players and Enhances Gameplay for Existing Players -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that it is developing EverQuest® Online Adventures: Frontiers™, the second edition of the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game, EverQuest Online Adventures. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers expands the rich, vibrant fantasy world of Norrath with uncharted territories to explore, new items and spells to acquire, fierce creatures to battle, and a new playable race, the Ogres. Frontiers also offers innovative features such as an in-game tutorial, controller instructions and in-game customer service to make online gaming simple and easy for the new user. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this fall.

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"With more than 500,000 of the PlayStation 2 system's Network Adaptors installed in U.S. homes, Sony Online Entertainment is committed to serving this growing online audience," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "With Frontiers we're making several changes to improve the game for new players while adding a huge amount of new content to keep current EverQuest Online Adventures players involved in the game."

EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers uses the Network Adaptor for the PlayStation 2 to connect seamlessly to the Internet via modem or broadband, 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 EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers

With intricate character development, continuous player interaction and a strong sense of community, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers brings PlayStation 2 gamers into a vast online world filled with thousands of other players. The second edition will add more than 162 square miles of uncharted territories to explore, from the beautiful red rock canyons of Odus to the treacherous lava streams in Lavastorm. Frontiers also adds graphically enhanced player models and armor, allowing for greater character customization than ever before. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers also features:

  *  Extensive replay value

  *  Redesigned, highly-detailed player character models, armor and "pets"

  *  New class mastery system unlocks the hidden potential of player
     characters with unparalleled character customization

  *  New playable race, the Ogre. These massive being can be both brutal
     warriors and can wield the most powerful magic

  *  New cast of visually stunning non-playable characters to battle such as
     the Negas, Faun and Couatl

  *  Challenging new quests to conquer

  *  Hundreds of new items to acquire, barter, trade and sell

  *  Streaming in-game music brings ambience to the adventure

  *  Expanded content for high-level characters

  *  3 new cities, 24 gigantic dungeons and a new continent bring the size
     of the game world to a gigantic 500 virtual square miles

  About EverQuest Online Adventures

EverQuest Online Adventures is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), which allows PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system owners to experience an open-ended, persistent virtual world filled with thousands of other players. It is the first of its kind available on the PlayStation 2 in North America and utilizes the Network Adaptor to connect seamlessly to the Internet. The game carries a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 per person for continuing access and updates to the game world. Players can subscribe either by using a credit card, or by purchasing EverQuest Online Adventures Game Cards from various retail outlets. For more information, 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. 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.

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