Sony Online Entertainment Ships PlanetSide™: Core Combat™

- The Battle for Auraxis™ Goes Underground in the First Expansion For PlanetSide™, the World's First Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced that PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for its popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide, is available at North American retail stores and via secure digital download from SOE. With six new underground war zones, additional weapons, vehicles, and enhanced empire bonuses, Core Combat adds many new gameplay options for players to master in PlanetSide's all-hours-of-the-day online conflict. The expansion carries a suggested retail price of $29.99, and requires a copy of PlanetSide to play.

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"Players will find the expansion adds a new dimension to the gameplay within PlanetSide as they experience head-to-head urban combat, exotic locations, and awesome alien weapons and vehicles," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "PlanetSide: Core Combat is a must have expansion for all true soldiers of Auraxis as they fight to lead their empires to victory above and below the surface."

About PlanetSide: Core Combat

PlanetSide: Core Combat brings the action of PlanetSide, the world's first massively multiplayer online first-person action game, underground. With more gameplay options for players in PlanetSide's vast game world where thousands of players can battle all hours of the day, PlanetSide: Core Combat takes squad-based combat to the next level. Players choose their allegiance and enlist with one of three unique Empires in the fight for total domination on a global scale. Characters gain experience with every conflict, and can become one of the best in more than 30 combat specialties, including infantry, sniper, stealth commando, engineer, hacker, medic, pilot, driver and more. PlanetSide: Core Combat also features:

   *  Expanded game world with six new war zones
   *  New ancient alien technology, vehicles and weapons available to all
      Empires and players
   *  Head-to-head urban warfare in subterranean cities
   *  Unique alien complexes to explore and conquer
   *  New underground environments from volcanic lava flows to ice caverns
   *  Ancient technology for all Empires to upgrade existing surface level

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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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