Sony Online Entertainment Announces Great New Deals for EverQuest Fans

- SOE Drops Price for Recent EverQuest Expansions, Offers Digital Downloads of First Seven Game Expansions for New One Year Subscribers -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced new pricing for its three most recent EverQuest® expansions. Additionally, EverQuest fans will soon be able to purchase a one year subscription to the game and download all seven current expansions for the low price of $119.95.

Beginning today, players will be able to purchase the three most recent EverQuest expansions, EverQuest: Legacy of Ykesha™, EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath™ and EverQuest: Gates of Discord™ at newly reduced prices. Ykesha suggested retail price will be $14.99, while Lost Dungeons of Norrath and Gates of Discord will each carry a suggested retail price and digital download price of $19.99. All three products can be purchased either via digital download from Sony Online Entertainment or at retail.

Sony Online Entertainment has also announced plans to add a new incentive program for all new one year subscriptions to EverQuest. Starting soon, EverQuest players who purchase a full year subscription to the game will be able to download all seven expansions for the game (from the first expansion EverQuest: Ruins of Kunark®, through the most recently released, EverQuest: Gates of Discord) directly from SOE for no additional cost. Soon, one year subscribers will need only the original EverQuest game to access the thousands of hours of gameplay found within the enormous 3D fantasy world of EverQuest. For more information, visit

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™, The Legacy of Ykesha™, Lost Dungeons of Norrath™ and Gates of Discord™, 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. 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. In 2004, SOE plans to launch the highly-anticipated EverQuest II on PCs around the globe.

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 750,000 active accounts 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 an additional development studio in Austin, TX, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development.

EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE, the SOE logo and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

CONTACT: Tamara Sanderson, +1-858-577-3362,, or
Chris Kramer, +1-858-577-3481,, both of Sony Online

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