Sony Online Entertainment Announces Hollywood Voiceover Talent for Lords of EverQuest™

- Katey Sagal, Fairuza Balk, and Kate Mulgrew Lead Star-Studded Roster for New Real-Time Strategy Game -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced its line-up of all-star voice talent for Lords of EverQuest™, the next-generation of Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games. The stellar roster of Hollywood talent has been brought in to give voice to the hero characters, complementing the game's exciting storyline and thrilling gameplay. Lords of EverQuest is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this Fall.

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"Our goal with Lords of EverQuest is to deliver the highest possible quality of gameplay, story, features, and production value," said James Parker, producer, Sony Online Entertainment. "By adding top voice talent to the game's already strong storyline, features and gameplay, Lords of EverQuest is well on its way to becoming a top contender in the RTS genre."

The roster of talented actors and actresses lending their voices to Lords of EverQuest are:

  * Fairuza Balk (American History X, The Craft, The Waterboy)
  * Claudia Black (Farscape, Pitch Black)
  * Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League)
  * John Rhys-Davies (Lord of The Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  * Hudson Leick (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  * Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins)
  * Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Enemy at the Gates, Beauty & The Beast)
  * Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules For Dating my Teenage Daughter,
    Futurama, Married ... With Children)
  * Dwight Schultz (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager,
    The A-Team)
  * Cree Summer (Rugrats Go Wild!, A Different World)
  * Michael T. Weiss (The Pretender)

  About Lords of EverQuest

Inspired by the world of online gaming phenomenon EverQuest, Lords of EverQuest features an enthralling storyline drawing gamers to the land of Antonica as they control one of 15 Lords and manage massive armies in their quest for domination. Lords of EverQuest will set new standards for the RTS genre with hundreds of items, spells, the ability for all units in the game to gain experience and abilities, and online multiplayer options (Internet connection required for online multiplayer game modes, online connection fees are the responsibility of the user) for up to 12 players per game via Sony Online's forthcoming With three different unique factions with which to do battle, and a beautiful game world filled with breathtaking environments, Lords of EverQuest challenges players to command armies comprised of Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Fiends and even Drakes as they shape the past of the EverQuest universe. Lords of EverQuest also features:

  * An epic story playable from three unique and different perspectives that
    involves over 75 hours of single player gameplay
  * Three completely different factions, each with their own special units
    and strategies
  * Hundreds of items and magical artifacts to arm troops with
  * 36 challenging single player maps and dozens of multiplayer maps
  * Take command of one of 15 different Lords, each with unique spell and
    abilities which become more powerful as they gain experience.
  * Level up Lords and uncover even greater power as all units level up,
    gaining experience and abilities
  * The ability to carry over key troops from mission to mission
  * A Spell and Ability system with more than 125 unique properties
  * Superior online multiplayer options for up to 12 players --
    No subscription fee required
  * State of the art custom 3D engine providing cutting-edge 3D graphics
    with more than 3 levels of zoom, 32 bit color and support for 1600x1200
    resolution for superior detail

  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, with a subscriber base of over 500,000 active players 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, EverQuest® and PlanetSide™, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™, 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.

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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