Sony Online Entertainment Delivers EverQuest® Online Adventures: Frontiers™ to Retail Shelves

- The Second Edition to the Online Revolution on the PlayStation®2 Offers New Features for New Players While Enhancing Gameplay for Existing Players -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that EverQuest® Online Adventures: Frontiers™, developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, hits North American retail stores today. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers carries a suggested retail price of $29.99

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"If you have yet to experience the online gaming phenomenon, Frontiers offers the perfect opportunity to begin," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "With new graphics enhancements, dedicated in-game customer support, a friendly player community, and easy plug and play features, Frontiers makes online console gaming accessible, effortless and incredibly entertaining for every type of gamer."

EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, the second edition of the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game, EverQuest® Online Adventures™, 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. EverQuest Online Adventures: 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.

EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers has a suggested retail price of $29.99, which includes a 30-day subscription to the game's online world for new subscribers. Additionally, the game 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: Frontiers

EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers 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. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers also adds graphically enhanced player models and armor, allowing for greater character customization than ever before. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers also features:

   *  Unlimited action in a persistent online game world with new content
      added regularly
   *  10 races and 15 classes to choose from
   *  New class mastery system
   *  Redesigned and highly-detailed player character models, armor and
   *  New playable race, the Ogre. These massive beings can be both brutal
      warriors and can wield powerful magic
   *  A new cast of fierce creatures to battle such as the Nagas, Kappas and
   *  Hundreds of new items to acquire, barter, trade and sell and
      challenging new quests to conquer
   *  Expanded content for high-level characters -- up to level 60
   *  New character class, the alchemist
   *  Three new cities, more than 24 gigantic dungeons and a new continent
      brings the size of the game world to a gigantic 500 virtual square
   *  Unparalleled character customization for players to create their own
      unique hero or villain

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 servers. Gamers simply insert the disc and the adventures of Tunaria are just a few button pushes away.

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, 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.

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